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Mental Health/Psychiatric Nurse (MHN)

Date: June, 2015
Reports to (Job Title): Practice Leader Nursing (PLN)
Jobs Reporting (Job Titles): None
Department: Health Services


Main Campus


USG 10
35 hr/wk

Primary Purpose

The Mental Health Nurse (MHN) reports to the Practice Leader Nursing (PLN). The primary role of the MHN is to provide timely and effective mental health care for University of Waterloo Students within an inter-professional mental health team and the MHN scope of practice.  The MHN is also required to function as a best practice resource for stakeholders concerning mental health issues and will have a strong focus on inter-professional collaboration, education, and support of members of the various multi-disciplinary teams working towards student mental health.

The MHN role includes application and interpretation of best practice assessment tools used within Health Services and Counselling Services.

Key Accountabilities:

1.  Subject Expertise:



2.  Prevention and Health Promotion Support:



3.  Interdisciplinary Team Collaboration :



4.  Clinical Service Provision:




5.  Mental  HealthInitiatives:




6.  Clinical Supervision:






7.  Policy Review and Mainta ining Medical Directives:

Position Requirements




Previous experience with an electronic medical record (EMR) program


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Nature and Scope

Interpersonal Skills:

Internal Contacts: wellness staff, AccessAbility,  residence life and student success office staff, athletics, academic advisors and faculty, peer health educators, campus student organizations and clubs


External Contacts: Health care agencies and hospitals, community health care providers, community social service agencies, Public Health, post-secondary institutions, legal services and professional organizations including police and lawyers, self-help alliances


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