The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Jan 17, 2019Temporary
EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Registered Nurse Downtown Central Clinic Complex Care and Recovery Position Description: The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary ( 6 months) Registered Nurse to work on the Downtown Central Clinic team. 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. You will work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports, and the team, to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. You will function 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. 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 expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional service plans for clients who have schizophrenia and concurrent disorders. You will liaise with other services in the CMI Program and the community to coordinate care and you will refer and link clients to appropriate services and resources. 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 a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position is located at the Queen Street Site. 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. You will have two years’ psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions. 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 possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse- Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational, and problem solving skills are required. Preference will be given to those with community nursing experience, and a solid understanding of Recovery principles and their application to client service. Knowledge of emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention principles and theory are required. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary. Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset. Please Note: This full-time, temporary (6 months) position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit. Salary Range: $32.21 – $46.11 per hour. If you are interested in this position, please click the apply button or click the link below. https://www.recruitingsite.com/csbsites/camh/JobDescription.asp?SuperCategoryCode=15233&JobNumber=834137&lang=en 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. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.