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Employment Opportunities Centre for Addiction
and Mental Health

Registered Nurse

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The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Registered Nurse

Job Number: 814766

Category: Nursing Resource Unit

Positions Available: 5

Years Experience Required: 6 months

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Mar 8, 2018


Registered Nurses (x5)
Nursing Resources Unit (NRU)
Clinical Operations


Position Description:
The Nursing Resources Unit (NRU) is currently seeking five (5) part-time, permanent Registered Nurses. As a member of the NRU, the Registered Nurse will successfully complete a competency-based orientation and be expected to apply and maintain practice based competencies throughout all clinical assignments.  You will provide high quality nursing care to patients/clients and families and will expected to engage in ongoing and structured learning throught the NRU to achieve this goal.   As a staff RN with the NRU, you will be on-boarded and cross-trained to work across all clinical inpatient areas: Emergency/Acute, Forensics/Rehab, Dual Diagnosis/Geriatrics and Youth/Emerging Adult.


As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered mental health and addictions, as well as general nursing care. In addition, you will ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit to which you are assigned, and practice in accordance with professional regulatory standards, CAMH Policies and Professional Practice Model, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice.


Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, perform ongoing assessments including physical and mental status assessments, monitor the client’s response to pharmacological and nonpharmacological  interventions, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional client centred care plans , and  effectively communicate with other team members. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. This position involves shift rotation and weekend work. This position is located at the Queen Street and College Street sites.


The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and be able to practice nursing 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 possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse interprofessional team. Effective leadership, decision-making including a demonstrated ability to think critically about issues along with organizational and problem solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Psychiatric/mental health nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is required. You have demonstrated interest in continuous learning and professional development.

The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary. Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.



Please Note:          These five (5) part-time, permanent positions are a 0.3 commitment, which may be subject to change as per the Collective Agreement. Additional hours may be available based on operational needs. These positions are part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.


Salary Range:                $32.21 to $46.11 per hour         



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.


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