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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted July 25, 2022.


Registered Nurse

All Inpatient Programs

Position Description:

CAMH is seeking Registered Nurses in all our inpatient units to work a variety of shifts. These roles are available in our Acute Care Program, Forensic Program, Geriatrics, Psychosis Recover and Treatment units. CAMH is offering this opportunity for full-time or part-time positions to nurses looking to expand and/enhance their skills in psychiatric nursing. CAMH provides support and training in the area of mental health and addictions nursing, so all levels of experience are welcome. This is an exciting and unique professional opportunity to gain experience in psychiatric, mental health and addictions nursing.

CAMH is Canada’s largest mental health teaching hospital, setting the standards for care, research, education and leading social change. The model of care on the unit will emphasize treatment of concurrent disorders and patient engagement in therapeutic programming and you will have opportunities for capacity building and skill development.

As a member of an inter-professional team, you will:

  • provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care for clients from diverse populations;
  • perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of care for clients with a wide range of diagnoses;
  • use critical thinking and customer service to approach care;
  • ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit, and practice in accordance with professional regulatory standards, CAMH policies and procedures, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice;
  • liaise with other CAMH services and community agencies to coordinate care for clients;
  • participate in clinical supervision;
  • provide education, support and supervision to students; and
  • participate in the research activities of the program.

We are looking for passionate RN and RPNs who:

  • Ability to make behavioural observations, conduct health assessments and monitor client’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions
  • Ability to conduct mental status assessments preferred but not required (training provided)
  • Sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, severe and persistent mental illness, addiction issues, recovery-oriented approaches, culturally competent care, trauma-informed care, group facilitation preferred but not required
  • Ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behavior preferred but not required
  • Supports a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages interprofessional teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory requirements

Shifts will vary between nights and days and weekends. Positions are located at CAMH’s Queen Street West campus.


The successful candidates 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. CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or gerontological nursing is considered an asset for RN applicants. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a 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 management of disturbed behaviour. Nursing experience caring for individuals with mental illness and/or addiction issues is an asset. 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: CAMH has permanent full-time and part-time positions. For part-time positions, additional hours may be available based on operational needs. Registered Nurse positions are part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $34.24-49.02 per hour

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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 LGBTQ2+ 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. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.