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Calian is proud to continue a long-standing contractual relationship with the Department of National Defence (DND) to provide healthcare services to the Canadian Armed Forces. Through the Health Care Provider Contract, Calian employs health care professionals across Canada who are integral to supporting the health and wellbeing of our military members.

About the role:

Calian Health is seeking full time Mental Health Nurse with interest in providing mental health services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive outpatient clinic located at CFB Wainright.

This role is ideal if you have an interest in treating the military population, operational trauma, and occupational health. This is a rewarding position where you’d make a difference in the lives of the men and women who serve our country and keep us safe.

You would benefit from:

  • Gaining expertise on the unique challenges facing military members

  • Being part of a multi-disciplinary health care team provides exceptional care

  • Being able to ensures that patients receive treatment that will give them the support to heal

  • Providing mental health nursing services to motivated, high-functioning patients that present with diverse mental health concerns

  • Utilizing your client-centered approach to assess and treat trauma, PTSD, mood disorders personality disorders, and anxiety disorders.

  • Contributing to recovery and helping military members on their path to healing

  • Having ample time for administrative duties and being able to focus on patient care

Key Duties Include:

  • Conducting bio-psychosocial assessments and developing individualized treatment plans with the Canadian Forces Member

  • Providing direct client care and interventions based on the treatment plan consistent with the psychiatric illness and diagnosis in the DSM V

  • Monitoring client progress, evaluating the treatment plan, and revising the treatment plan based on the clients’ progress

  • Providing supportive counselling using evidence-based practices such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy, Strengths Perspectives, and Motivational Interviewing

  • Designing, revising, and providing psycho-educational sessions relaxation training, stress management, and anger management to individuals and groups

  • Providing and supporting health education for members, their support networks, and others associated with their care

  • Monitoring medications for therapeutic responses and provide client education on medications including purpose, proper administration, intended effects, and side effects

  • Providing brief interventions to clients in acute distress and ensure the client has full access to internal and external health care services

  • Participating in inter-disciplinary team meetings related to clinical care and service delivery by presenting the clients’ case and providing status updates

  • Completing deployment related health activities, such as pre-deployment or enhanced post-deployment interviews

  • Providing recommendations to the clients’ primary care provide on employment limitations based on the clinic interpretation of the clients’ health status

  • Communicating and liaising with other health care professionals and service agencies such as Veteran’s Affairs Canada and Military Family Resource Centres

  • Distributing local outreach material such as Mental Health awareness material to bases and units

Mandatory Qualifications:

  • Nursing Diploma or Bachelor Degree in Nursing from a recognized college or university

  • A certificate in Mental Health Nursing or certification in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing from the Canadian Nursing Association

  • 3 years of experience within the last 5 years in nursing practice performing a variety of mental health nursing activities such as supportive psychotherapy, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution-focused therapy, counselling, and crisis intervention or management in an adult community setting to clients suffering from mental illnesses or psycho-social difficulties.

  • Hold a current Registered Nurse license with the College and Association of Registered Nurses of Alberta

Type of Assignment:

Full time position

Clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 4pm

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