Registered Nurse 2, Nursing Relief Pool- (1431)

  • Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
  • Jul 11, 2019
Full time 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.

This position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit

Job Title

$33.49 - $45.27 ( Registered Nurse 2 )

Employment Type
Temporary Full-time

Number of Vacancies

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)

External Contract End Date

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 for the Nursing Relief pool is to provide just-in-time staffing resources to the inpatient units when their own staff is not available to meet the scheduling needs of the unit.  The Centralized Scheduling Office will be responsible for scheduling and utilization of our Nursing Relief Pool.  Orientation and based on experience and expertise will be provided to those nurses to prepare them to provide comprehensive nursing care to our patients.  The successful incumbent must be able to adapt to frequent changes in their working environment and be able to collaborate with the multidisciplinary team.

Please Note: Although the posted vacancy is for the Nursing Relief Pool, 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 (BCLS).
• Current CPR-Health Care Provider (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).
• Knowledge and experience of the challenges involved in community reintegration of long-stay psychiatric inpatients.
• 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 working knowledge/experience with computers
• Meditech experience preferred
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and preceptorship role.
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and critical thinking abilities.
• 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 preferred
• Recent psychiatric nursing in a mental health facility or service an asset
• The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds and proficiency in a second language is an asset.
• Research experience 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

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