Registered Nurse 2, Geriatric Dementia Uni - (1515)

  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Aug 02, 2019
Temporary Nurse

Job Description


Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.

Job Title

This position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit

$33.49 - $45.27 ( Registered Nurse 2 )

Employment Type
Temporary Part-time

Number of Vacancies

Contract End Date

Hours of Work
Full-Time (37.5 hours per week) Days/Nights/Evenings/Weekends

Main Site - 700 Gordon Street - Whitby, ON L1N 5S9 CA (Primary)

Position Summary

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is seeking a Registered Nurse (RN). As an RN, you will provide specialized care to patients with complex mental illnesses using a recovery focused model of care built upon compassion, inspiration and hope. To engage in a leadership role and to be an active and equal member of the interprofessional team. To perform Charge nurse responsibilities and may be given the opportunity to apply to the Patient Care Facilitator role

The assignment is within our Geriatric Dementia Unit (GDU). This unit provides specialized services for seniors over 65 years of age and older with a diagnosis of Dementia presenting with disruptive behaviour. This patient population requires assessment, stabilization and treatment and management of challenging behaviours with the goal of community reintegration. GDU is moving towards a formalized behavioural management mode utilizing abilities based programming.

Please Note: Although the posted vacancy is for the GDU, all Registered Nurses must have the ability to work in any area of the Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences as patient needs dictate.

Qualifications Required and Preferred

• Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing.
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support required
• CPR – Level HCP
• Demonstrated knowledge of College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards as described by the CNO.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, as well as relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
• Proven ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and demonstrate competence in performance of the nurse facilitator/care coordinator role, case management and clinical assessment and intervention and documentation of care.
• Proven excellent interpersonal skills and effective oral/written communication skills.
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and preceptorship role.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and critical thinking abilities.
• Implements and models the Recovery philosophy in all aspects of care as a Recovery Champion
• Demonstrated working knowledge/experience with computers
• Meditech experience preferred
• Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.
• Proven good attendance record with the capability of maintaining this same standard.
• Must be able to work shifts.
• BScN preferred.
• It is highly encouraged that staff complete the CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health and/or Gerontological Nursing within five years of hire date
• CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing an asset.
• Recent psychiatric nursing and/or seniors experience in a mental health facility, long term care facility or service is preferred.
• The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds and proficiency in a second language is an asset.

Closing Date

Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy & Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy & Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at 905.430.4055 ext. 6191.

Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Ontario Shores is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ontario Shores is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.

Job Types: Part-time, Temporary

Salary: $33.49 to $45.27 /hour

Job Category



Whitby, ON