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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 23, 2022.


Registered Nurse
Crisis Critical Care Treatment Unit 6
Acute Care Program

Position Description
The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse to work in the Crisis Critical Care Treatment Unit 6. The Crisis Critical Care Treatment Unit 6 is a fast-paced, short-stay service incorporating medical treatment for mood disorders, including treatment of depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, as well as the treatment of clients experiencing mood-related psychosis and concurrent disorders. As a Registered Nurse, you will be responsible for assessment and care planning for clients that will involve liaising with other services, community agencies, and practitioners. You will deliver care in an efficient and safe manner, within an inter-professional team. You will provide client-centred psychiatric, addictions and general nursing care and ensure the security and safety of the care environment. You will practice in accordance with CNO standards, with CAMH Policies and the CAMH Practice Model, and the Canadian Nurses’ Association Standards for Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice (CFMHN). As a member of the inter-professional team you will provide group and individual therapeutic interventions as well as actively engage in interdisciplinary and cross-program collaboration. 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; participate in clinical supervision; provide support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of crisis intervention, mood disorders, concurrent disorders, group facilitation, recovery-oriented and trauma-informed care. Your strengths will include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate inter-professional client-centered care plans. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Day and night shift are required. Thi position will be located at the Queen Street Site.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. You will also have a current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate. 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. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a dynamic collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the prevention and management of disturbed behavior. Previous experience clinical assessment is required. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds. Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $34.24 – $49.02 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.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.