Registered Nurse- Day Hospital, Mental Health & Addicitions Program

  • St. Joseph's Health Centre
  • Dec 13, 2019

Job Description


Salary Range:33.23-46.75 (25 Yr Rate 47.57)

Shift/ Hours Of Work: All tours

The Psychiatric Day Hospital is a three-week partial hospitalization program for patients of St. Joe’s who require mental health stabilization. Clients are followed by a psychiatrist and receive individual and group support from our interdisciplinary staff.

The nurse on the team provides brief psychotherapies, psycho-educational group interventions and case management services. The nurse also provides crisis intervention with Day Hospital clients when required.

The nurse will also be asked to assist with IM injections in our Injection Clinic when needed.


  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Post-diploma Mental Health Nursing Certificate or the Canadian Nurses Association Certificate in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing required or willingness to complete within two years.
  • Day Treatment/Day Hospital experience would be an asset.
  • Minimum 3 - 5 years direct experience in acute hospital and/or outpatient mental health setting.
  • Superior written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent health education knowledge and understanding of current nursing best practices in mental health.
  • Demonstrated initiative, ability to set priorities, develop, implement and evaluate strategies and care plans.
  • Experience in providing crisis intervention and brief psychotherapies for an acute mental health population.
  • Experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups.
  • Excellent knowledge of community resources
  • Ability to facilitate appropriate transitions to external services in the context of a three week treatment window.
  • Demonstrated ability to be a positive and productive member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Comfortable working with a broad range of client groups and their families/supports
  • Second language is an asset.
  • Intermediate computer skills including Excel, Word and email applications.
  • Experience participating in Quality Improvement Initiatives or willingness to learn.

Job Category

Registered Nurse