Salary Range: $33.56-47.22 (25 Yr 48.05)
Shift/ Hours Of Work: 12h DDNN
St. Joseph’s Health Centre currently has an exciting opportunity to join our mental health team as a Registered Nurse in our Mental Health Short Stay Unit (MHSSU). This is a unique, short stay unit, focused on intensive therapy-based care, with strong connections with our community partners designed to facilitate a rapid re-integration to the community for patients. As part of a highly functioning, cohesive team, you will have the opportunity to utilize a full range of nursing skills in a highly therapeutic and autonomous staff-directed environment committed to helping people learn to manage their illnesses and supporting their recovery journey. As an integral member of the interprofessional care team, the Registered Nurse will be responsible for the provision of high quality, client and family centered nursing care for patients in an acute care setting.
Over recent years, this six bed unit has provided quality mental health care to adults presenting with a variety of mental health diagnoses, medical conditions and/or addiction issues. Over the next year, the Mental Health Short Stay Unit will change its target population from adults to the Emerging Adults (EA) population 19yrs – 25ys. This shift in mental health services meets the transition needs of this underserved population and is an exciting opportunity to be part of an innovative approach to serving our community while developing specialized skills. Affiliated with the University of Toronto and as part of our larger Mental Health and Addictions program, we strive to provide cutting-edge trauma informed care and services while developing innovative community partnerships that strengthen lives. St. Joseph’s is committed to professional development, research, innovation and student learning.
The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about the issues the EA group faces including how to engage with this population. You will also possess working knowledge about therapeutic interventions such as DBT, CBT and solution focused interventions. The ideal candidate will also have experience facilitating groups, superior nursing and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated competence in the field of mental health and addictions. Working collaboratively alongside other health care professionals you will demonstrate the ability to incorporate current evidence and best practice into plans of care and in the provision of your professional nursing services. You will approach the planning, delivery of care to patients and families in a manner which promotes health and well-being, recognizes patient dignity and regards patients and their families as an essential partner in the delivery of healthcare. As a member of our mental health team, you are highly-adaptable, highly-flexible and thrive in a fast paced environment. The Registered Nurse will be committed to continuous professional development of their nursing competencies. Successful candidates will be required to successfully complete their Canadian Nurses Certificate in Psychiatric Nursing within two years.
Our Vision is to be Canada's Best Community Teaching Hospital.
St.Joseph’s Health Centre (SJHC) is a dynamic downtown community teaching hospital affiliated with the University of Toronto and located in a picturesque location overlooking Lake Ontario and adjacent to High Park.
As a community teaching hospital, the health care professionals of St. Joseph’s Health Centre are committed to providing the highest quality of patient, family and community focused health care services. We are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
We serve a community of 500,000 people and while the majority of our patients come from within our catchment area, St. Joe’s treats people from across the city, province, and country. St. Joe’s Health Centre’s staff includes over 900 nurses, 400 physicians, and 250 volunteers. Each year we have over 200,000 ambulatory patient visits, 85,000 emergency patient visits, 20,000 inpatient admissions, 3,400 births and 24,000 surgical cases.
Working here means more than having a job. At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, we are committed to fostering a health community for all and dedicated to being the best community teaching hospital in Canada. At the forefront of dynamic changes within the healthcare industry, we are a community of staff, volunteers, and physicians working together in a climate of mutual support that enables healing and the fulfillment of human potential.