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Centre for Addiction & Mental Health
1001 Queen Street West
Toronto, Ontario (Canada)

Phone: 416-535-8501
Web: www.camh.ca

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Registered Nurse (x2)

Job ID: 55720
Job Views: 1,600
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Job Category: Clinician, Entry Level, Nurse, Registered Nurse
Employment Type: Part time
Posted: 10-04-2017

Job Description


Registered Nurse (x2)
Emergency Crisis Service
Acute Care & Clinical Services

Position Description:
The Acute Care & Clinical Services is currently seeking two (2) part-time, permanent Registered Nurses to work in the Emergency Crisis Service Department. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care. In addition, you will ensure the security, safety of the care environment, and practice in accordance with the CNO standards, CAMH Policies and Practice Model, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice. You will be expected to perform ongoing assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for all clients. You will liaise with other services in the Acute Care Program and community agencies to coordinate care for clients. 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; contribute to program development; participate in clinical supervision; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral 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 emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, addiction issues, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented care, and severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional client centered care plans. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements.  These positions involve shift rotation and weekend work. These positions are located at the College Street Site and are 12 hour shifts.

The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and be able to practice nursing without restrictions. A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is also required. 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. Mental Health/psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is an asset. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to develop the Nurse- Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse interprofessional 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. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary. Computer literacy is required. ER Nursing experience & CTAS (Canadian Triage Acuity Score) knowledge is considered as an asset. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Please note:                    These part-time, permanent positions are a 0.5 commitment, which may be subject to change as per the Collective Agreement. Additional hours may be available based on operational needs. These positions are part of the ONA Bargaining Unit. 

Salary Range:               $32.21 - $46.11 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.

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