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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

Job ID: 55722
Job Views: 1,133
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Job Category: Clinician, Entry Level, Nurse, Registered Nurse
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 10-04-2017

Job Description

                                                                                   EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

  Registered Nurse

Acute Care Program

Bridging and Urgent Care (1-year Pilot)


Position Description:

An exciting opportunity to join CAMH’s dynamic Acute Care Outpatient team! The program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse for a one year pilot of the Bridging and Urgent Care Clinic. As a member of an inter-professional team, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing health assessment, crisis intervention, brief solution-focused treatment, brief psycho-social intervention and developing and coordinating follow-up plans for patients discharge from the ED and Acute Care Inpatient Services. You will have strong knowledge and skills forbehavioral observations, risk assessments, brief crisis support, family supportive counseling, documentation and effective collaborative communication with other team members, as well as knowledge of metabolic and side effect monitoring and medication administration.   This role will include providing brief supportive counseling and psych-education to patients and supporting them with referrals to internal and external services. You will liaise with Access CAMH and other CAMH programs, community agencies and hospitals, and practitioners to coordinate care for clients. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development and partnerships with community agencies; provide education support to students and participate in evaluation activities. This position may involve facilitating group in the evening throughout the yearA commitment to high quality of patient and family service is required. You will support a workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is currently located at 250 College Street, however, could shift to Queen Street after 2019. The clinician will typically work from 10 am to 6 pm and may require some evening hours.

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). You will have a minimum of two years’ experience in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. 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. The successful candidate must have an excellent working knowledge of and competency in the areas of DSM V diagnostic criteria. Knowledge of various modalities of psychotherapy, particularly brief therapy models, DBT and CBT will be an asset. Knowledge psychosocial rehabilitation principles, crisis intervention, case management and recovery are essentialKnowledge of emergency psychiatry, community resources in mental health and substance abuse treatment is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in crisis and acute care settings. Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and written communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced clinical environment are required. Computer skills, including word processing, electronic communication, and workload measures are required. You will be able to work effectively as a team member in a dynamic inter-professional environment and be a self-starter. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is an asset.


Please Note:              This full time permanent position is part of the ONA bargaining unit.


Salary Range:            $32.36 - $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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