Position: Youth Detox Nurse

Department(s): Secure Youth Detoxification Centre

Type: Casual

Location: Regina

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Job Description
The Youth Detox Nurse exercises independence in the provision of individualized assessment and care to patients in a specialized unit that provides secure drug detoxification and stabilization to youth under Section 12 of the Youth Drug Detoxification and Stabilization Act. The incumbent in this position will work closely with the facility youth workers, on-call physicians, psychiatrists, Emergency Services, the Paul Dojack Youth Centre, the Adolescent Psychiatry Unit, Community Mental Health and Addiction Services, and other Region and community stakeholders to develop and deliver high quality services for youth suffering from severe drug addiction or drug abuse. In addition, the incumbent provides patient and family education and support while the patient is on the unit and acts as a role model and clinical resource regarding management of psychiatric, intoxicated and aggressive patients.

X Graduate from an approved School of Psychiatric Nursing or graduation from an approved School of General Nursing supplemented by recognized post-graduate training in psychiatric nursing.

X Minimum of two years recent experience in community mental health/addictions nursing and/or two years experience in an acute psychiatric unit is required.

X Demonstrated clinical expertise in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of major mental health disorders and addiction issues.

X Experience and interest in working with youth who present with addiction and/or mental health problems.

X Current registration with the Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of Saskatchewan (RPNAS) and/or the Saskatchewan Registered Nurses Association (SRNA) is required.

X Current PART and CPR certification required.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume in confidence to:

Employment Services

Regina QuAppelle Health Region

2180 V 23rd Avenue

Regina, SK S4S 0A5

Fax: 766-5147


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Regina Qu'Appelle Health Region
2180 - 23rd Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4S 0A5


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