Concurrent Outpatient Medical Psychosocial Addiction Support Service (COMPASS)
The Acute Care Program is recruiting a full-time, temporary (1 year) Registered Nurse to work in COMPASS. COMPASS is an integrated research / clinical service incorporating medical treatment of addiction, including opioid and alcohol dependence.
In this role, the Registered Nurse will support a range of clinical and research activities for a number of interprofessional projects : including treatment and outcome studies in alcohol dependency and abuse as well as other substances of abuse.
You will be expected to perform nursing assessments, conduct mental status exam and carry out physical assessments, taking vital signs, behavioural observation, clinical research data collection, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members.
You will contribute to planning and implementing nursing specific clinical trials procedures and assessments and perform other clinical research-
related duties as assigned. You will liaise with research teams and clinicians and community agencies to support and promote project recruitment strategies and coordinate care for clients.
As well, you will be expected to ensure safety and security of the client care environment, and to practice in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, and with the CAMH Practice Model of Care.
You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students.
You will have sound knowledge of crisis intervention, addiction issues, recovery model, and groups. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.
This position will be located at the Queen Street Site and at the Russell Street Site.
The successful candidate must be registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.
C.L.S. (CPR). Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a B.Sc.N and / or CNA certification in Psychiatric / Mental Health Nursing.
A clinical research program certification is required. Experience in Addictions nursing is an asset. Interest in and ability to work with patients with a wide range of psychopathology, including affective, substance, and impulse control disorders is required.
Experience in a research environment, familiarity with subject recruitment and clinical research protocols is an asset. Experience working with external partners (such as community, or educational activities) would be an asset.
Knowledge of or demonstrates readiness to appropriately implement and maintain clinical trials protocols and all applicable regulatory requirements is required.
Candidates should possess the ability for self-directed learning / working; with the ability to work concurrently on multiple projects.
Excellent documentation practices are required. Computer literacy (competency in Outlook and Microsoft Word) is required.
Candidates are expected to be motivated, reliable, detail-oriented, well organized, and able to work concurrently on multiple projects.
Strong interpersonal skills and good judgment is required. Ability to assist colleagues while maintaining a cooperative, collaborative working environment is required.
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.
Salary Range : $32.66 - $46.76 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.