Registered Practical Nurse
Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
Toronto, Ontario
4d ago

Position Description

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking six (6) part-time, temporary (1 year) Registered Practical Nurses to work on units 1-4, 2-2, 2-3 and 2-4.

As a member of an inpatient inter-professional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care to clients in different stages of their recovery journey.

You will be expected to respond to client care needs using a safe, respectful and dignified approach. As well, you will be expected to ensure the safety and security of the client care environment.

You will practice in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, CAMH policies and procedures, and according to other relevant legislation and regulations.

Using a primary nursing model, you will collaborate with the care team to perform ongoing clinical assessments, utilize evidence-based interventions, as well as develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care to address multiple health care priorities.

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

As a member of an inter-professional team, the RPN is responsible for working with patients from diverse backgrounds, contributing to program development, and providing educational support and supervision to students.

You will have sound knowledge of severe and persistent mental illness and schizophrenia, addictions, crisis intervention, recovery model, and therapeutic groups.

As an RPN, your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, perform assessments, including mental status and physical exams, monitor and evaluate patient’s response to pharmaceutical and other care interventions, document clearly and communicate consistently and timely with other team members.

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

These positions involve 8 or 12 hour shift rotations and weekend work at the Queen Street Site.


The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions and possess a current B.

C.L.S. (CPR) at the HealthCare Provider Level. The candidate must have medication administration certification or completion of an RPN education preparation program that includes medication administration.

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

Preference will be given to candidates who have completed a College program, and possess a recent and strong knowledge of psychiatric nursing and addiction issues.

You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the prevention and management of disturbed behaviour.

The successful candidate will be a self-directed team player who is highly organized with excellent critical thinking skills.

Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is required. Proficient computer literacy is also required.

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

Please Note : These six (6) part-time, temporary (1 year) positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range : $27.22 - $32.50 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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