Mental Health Registered Nurse (56920) Manitoulin District, Canada

About Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc.

Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides quality primary health care, and is committed to working with community members, political leadership, families and community groups to optimize the health and well-being of all five First Nation communities we service.

Their vision is to provide wellness and health for individuals, families and community. Their overall mission is to strengthen community harmony and well-being, by ensuring access to high quality wholistic services which promote personal, family and community responsibility of health care.

About Manitoulin Island

Manitoulin Island, located on Lake Huron in Ontario, is the largest island in a freshwater lake in the world. Beautiful Manitoulin Island is a unique scenic region, where Native life and legend meld with European history to provide an outstanding place to live and work.

The Island has two incorporated towns (Northeastern Manitoulin and the Islands and Gore Bay), eight townships (Assiginack, Billings, Burpee and Mills, Central Manitoulin, Dawson, Gordon/Barrie Island, Robinson and Tehkummah) and six Asishinaabe reserves (M’Chigeeng, Sheguiandah, Sheshegwaning, Aundeck Omni Kaning, Wikwemikong and Zhiibaahaasing).

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About the Opportunity

Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. has a fantastic opportunity for a Registered Nurse (Mental Health/Home Care Program) to join their friendly and dedicated team on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

Your goal will be to provide nursing services to the individuals, families and communities (Sheguiandah, Aundeck Omni-Kaning, Sheshegwaning, Whitefish River and Zhiibaahaasing First Nation) on Manitoulin Island, Ontario.

One a day to day basis, you will work to ensure timely, high-quality, and compassionate care while being responsible for the following duties:

  • Provide mental health services and follow-up for clients who are suffering chronic mental illness & chronic mental wellness issues, working with their families as well as community agencies;
  • Ensure that the Mental Health/Home Care Nursing Services are sensitive and culturally appropriate to meet the needs of the First Nations Communities;
  • Work collaboratively with health care providers in providing holistic care that focuses on achieving and maintaining optimal health; and
  • Provide advocacy for clients and their families as necessary and educate the community about the needs of the chronic mentally ill.

To be successful in this position, you will need to have a Registered Nursing Diploma and be in good standing with The College of Registered Nurses of Ontario (possessing a current license to practice and RNAO registration) with any one of the following qualifications:

  • Community Psychiatric Nursing experience,
  • Native Community Health Nursing Program, or
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree and/or Specialized Health Related Certification.

A valid Ontario driver’s license and access to a vehicle will be necessary as you will be travelling to various First Nation communities. Successful candidates must also possess a current and clear CPIC.

Experience in mental health and home care nursing within First Nation communities will be considered an asset, as is knowledge of the Anishnaabe culture and customs. It would be an advantage if you can speak Anishinaabemowin.

It is important that you have excellent communication skills, both in written and verbal situations, as well as knowledge of available community resources.

If you are looking to take the next step in your career in a pivotal role where you can really make a difference - this is the opportunity for you!

About the Benefits

Mnaamodzawin Health Services Inc. is offering a highly attractive salary of $31.40 – $37.09 per hour with travel subsidies for the right candidate, based on qualifications and experience along with:

  • 50% medical/dental/vision benefits after probationary period (3 months), long term disability;
  • Pension plan (50/50 matching);
  • 15 holiday days in your first two years and 20 days after 2+ years;
  • 10 days for professional development;
  • 2 floating days (2 days for compassionate leave, 4 days for personal leave, 3 days for bereavement leave, all stat holidays and solidarity day on June 21);
  • Opportunities to be promoted to a managerial position;
  • Laptop; and
  • All medical supplies and no uniforms required.

In addition, you will be welcomed into a supportive and welcoming team that will listen to and value your ideas. This is an opportunity to make your mark on an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to have a direct and positive impact on the community.

Advance your career in Aboriginal Health in this varied role - APPLY NOW!