The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Jun 21, 2019Full time
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Registered Nurse Downtown West Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT) Complex Care & Recovery Program Position Description: The Complex Care & Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse to work with the Downtown West Outpatient Clinic’s Assertive Community Treatment Team (ACTT). As a member of a community based inter-professional team, you will provide client-centred psychiatric and general nursing care. In addition, you will practice in accordance with the regulatory standards, and CAMH Policies and Practice Model, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice. The team follows an inter-professional field-based case management model of recovery-oriented mental health care and provides intensive psychiatric treatment; medication administration and monitoring; and rehabilitation and support services for individuals with serious mental illness and complex needs who find it difficult to engage in other mental health services. In addition, the team helps clients to access community services and assists them with activities of daily living. The goal is to support these individuals in their desire to live in the community by providing responsive, assertive and frequent contact, and ultimately to transition them to a less intensive level of care in the community. Reporting to the Manager, you will coordinate care as the primary worker for a number of clients, while being available to the team’s other registered clients and contributing in a discipline specific role. You will perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of care for clients. You will communicate with clients’ social and community networks, and assess new referrals to the program. You will liaise with other services in the Complex Care and Recovery Program and community agencies to coordinate care for clients. You will work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports, and the team, to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. As part of this continuing care team, you will follow clients should they require hospitalization, and plan and coordinate services with the inpatient care teams. 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 behavioural observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring clients’ response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, recovery, concurrent disorders, and severe and persistent mental illness. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace environment that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position includes evening and weekend hours as per the operation and clinical needs of the clients. This position is located at 1451 Queen Street West. Qualifications: The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice 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 CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You will have two years’ of psychiatric/mental health nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions. Experience within an outpatient setting is an asset. In addition to your specific experience in psychiatric assessments, you will possess effective decision- making, problem solving, proven organizational skills, and the ability to facilitate work within a collaborative, inter-professional environment. You will have the ability to make behavioural observations, mental status assessments, monitoring clients’ response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong knowledge of psychiatric nursing and addiction issues and the Mental Health Act. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is required. Computer literacy is also required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be asset. Please Note: This full-time, permanent position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit. Salary Range: $33.23 – $47.57 per hour If you are interested in this position please apply here . 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.