Registered Nurse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario
6d ago

Position Description

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (1 year) Registered Nurse to work in the Non-Forensic Acute Crisis Unit.

As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care. In addition, you will ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit, and practice in accordance with the CNO standards, CAMH Policies and Practice Model, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice.

Using a primary nursing model, you will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the interprofessional plan of client-care for clients with schizophrenia.

You will liaise with other services within the Complex Care and Recovery Program and community agencies to coordinate care for clients.

You will be expected to utilize critical thinking, a problem solving process and customer service in your approach to care and service delivery.

  • You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; participate in clinical supervision;
  • provide education support and supervision to students, and participate in the research activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, perform ongoing assessments including physical and mental status assessments, monitor client’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation, group facilitation, and to effectively communicate with other team members.

    You will have sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, recovery-oriented approaches, trauma-informed care, culturally competent care, as well as severe and persistent mental illness and schizophrenia.

    Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional client-centered care plans.

    You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.

    These positions involve shift rotation and weekend work. This position is located at the Queen Street Site.


    The successful candidate must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is also required.

    Preference will be given to candidates who possess or are currently pursuing a BScN and CNA certification in Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing.

    You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse interprofessional team.

    Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour.

    Psychiatric / mental health nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and / or addictions is required. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary.

    Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French / English) and / or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

    Please Note : This full-time, temporary (1 year) position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

    S alary Range : $33.23 - $47.57 per hour

    CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

    CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

    As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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