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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted February 18, 2021.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Registered Nurse 
Psychosis Recovery and Treatment Unit 8
Complex Care and Recovery Program

Position Description
The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (10 months) Registered Nurse to work in the Psychosis Recovery and Treatment Unit 8 (formerly IRU Unit 1-4). As a member of an inter-professional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care. As well, you will be expected to ensure safety and security of the client care environment. You will practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, CAMH Policies and Procedures, and other relevant Legislation and Regulations.

Using a primary nursing model, you will be expected to perform ongoing assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for clients with Schizophrenia. You will liaise with other services in the Complex Care and Recovery Program and community agencies to coordinate care for clients. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations and assessments, including mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient’s response to pharmaceutical and other care interventions; ongoing documentation and communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of, crisis intervention, psychosocial rehabilitation, severe and persistent mental illness and Schizophrenia. Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interdisciplinary client centered care plans. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position involves 12 hour shift rotation and weekend work located at the Queen Street Site.

Qualifications
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) certificate. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a B.Sc.N and CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. 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. 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 behaviour. Psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions 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:     This full-time temporary (10 months) position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:   $33.56 -$48.05 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 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, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.