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Adult Inpatient Units

Program Description

The Adult Inpatient Mental Health Program is a provider of adult mental health services primarily for Middlesex County. The program offers stabilization and treatment for adults over 16 years of age.

The inpatient service offers short-term admissions for crisis stabilization, assessments of a variety of mental health spheres and coordination with community resources for follow up treatment and community support after discharge. Care provided includes crisis intervention, individual support and milieu management.

The inpatient units have therapeutic links with the mental health community and integrate the discharge planning with the community agencies and their personal. Partners in providing a continuum of care include: Canadian Mental Health Association, the London Inter-community Health Centre, the London Crisis Centre, Mission Services and the Parkwood Mental Health Care program among others.

General Information:

Number of Beds:

74 inpatient beds including 12 psychiatric intensive care beds

Team Composition:

Psychiatrists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists, Nurse Practitioner/Clinical Nurse Specialist, Clinical Educator, Internist, Registered Nurses and Orderlies

Hospital Location: Victoria Hospital, 7th floor.

Scheduling Information:
0800-2000hrs; 2000-0800hrs; 4hrs, 8hrs available
Preset schedule
Full time, part time, casual positions available

Background Essentials:
Special consideration given to students completing consolidation on the inpatient Mental Health units.

2 years acute care nursing or related experience recommended but not required.

Professional Assets:
Strong interpersonal skills grounded in the Emotional Intelligence Framework and knowledge of Self/Others, Ability to work as part of a team in a fast paced and changing environment,

A desire to achieve a specialized knowledge of Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.

Professional Development:
Regular in-services are provided to staff such as Code White and Restraint Reviews, Managing Aggressive Behavior. Multidisciplinary, multi-site video conferencing on all aspects of Mental Health Care.

Professional Development is supported through the activities of the Education Committee. Staff nurses are recognized and reimbursed for time spent engaged in the Nursing Professional Practice Working Group and/or the Occupational Health and Safety Working Group.

Student Consolidation:
Students are valued. Staff has preceptor experience and clinical instructor experience.


Many opportunities exist within Mental Health Care to enhance your understanding of how individuals and their families cope with mental health issues.


Enhance your skills within a comprehensive program.