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Registered Nurses

June 25 2020
Industries Non-profit organisation - NPO
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing, Health, Medical
Toronto, ON

Registered Nurses

Full and Part time opportunities in Toronto, ON

If you're a Registered Nurse looking to contribute to the development of a new unit including programming and clinical processes, this position could be for you!

At the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), we count on the expertise and dedication of our skilled inter-professional teams to meet the health care needs of clients with a wide range of diagnoses, and their families. We aim to enhance this care at our new Crisis and Critical Care Building located at CAMH's Queen St. site. The home of our new Early Psychosis Unit (EPU-PICU) and the Acute Care Units, this new building will offer spacious units, safe access to outdoor space and a variety of features designed improve patient care and enhanced safety features.

The Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program of CAMH has full and part time permanent positions for Registered Nurses to work in our new EPU-PICU unit. As a Registered Nurse, you will:

  • Provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care for clients from diverse populations.
  • Be expected to ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit, and practise in accordance with professional regulatory standards, CAMH policies and procedures, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice.
  • Liaison with other CAMH services and community agencies, perform assessments, and develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of care for clients with a wide range of diagnoses.
  • Utilize critical thinking and a customer-service approach to care, and offer education, support and supervision to students.
  • Participate in clinical supervision and the research activities of the program.

These positions require day, evening, night and weekend rotations. These positions will be located at 250 College Street prior to moving to the new Crisis and Critical Care Building at CAMH's Queen St. site at 1001 Queen St. West.


A registered member, in good standing, with the College of Nurses of Ontario, you bring  comprehensive knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, severe and persistent mental illness, addiction issues, recovery-oriented approaches, culturally competent care, trauma-informed care, and group facilitation. You also have a demonstrated ability to make behavioural observations, conduct physical and mental status assessments, and monitor a client's response to pharmaceutical and care interventions.  Additionally, you will have:

  • A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate.
  • Nursing experience caring for individuals with mental illness and/or addiction issues.
  • The demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour.
  • The skills to contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages inter-professional teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory requirements.
  • A solid understanding and application of the principles of early intervention for psychosis
  • The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds.
  • Computer literacy.
  • Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is an asset.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess or are currently pursuing a BScN and CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing.

Please note: These full and part time, permanent positions are part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range:   $33.23 - $47.57 per hour

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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 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. network