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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: 815224

Category: Nursing

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 6 Months

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Dec 6, 2017


Registered Nurse

Expanded Forensic Outpatient Service

Complex Care and Recovery Program


 Position Description:

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is seeking a full-time Registered Nurse (RN) for the Expanded Forensic Outpatient Service. Reporting to the manager, you will be a member of an interprofessional team providing clinical and risk management services to adults under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). You will have sound knowledge of psychiatric-mental health nursing standards, nursing regulatory standards and the CAMH Model of Care. Working collaboratively with the clinical team, you will be assigned a caseload of clients with severe and persistent mental illness and involvement with the justice system, and will participate in the provision of rehabilitation services offered within the forensic division. You will be responsible for liaising with inpatient units regarding new referrals, developing, implementing and monitoring risk management plans, ensuring compliance with the ORB disposition, participating in the development of ORB reports and providing discipline-specific services.

Other duties will include formulating treatment plans, completing standardized assessments, motivational interviewing and communicating with the client’s social and community networks. Sound knowledge of community and CAMH-wide resources will inform your discharge-planning activities, particularly in addressing client housing, income and aftercare needs. Documentation in, and use of, CAMH’s clinical information system is also a job requirement. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, requires respectful teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. Weekend and evening shifts will be required. This position is located at 1001 Queen St. West.



The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice nursing without restrictions. A current B.L.S.C. (CPR) certificate is also required. Certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association is also preferred. Successful candidates must also possess sound knowledge and experience working within an interprofessional clinical environment; specific experience in psychiatric and forensic risk assessment and management is considered an asset. In addition, you will possess effective decision-making, problem solving and interpersonal skills, proven organizational skills, and the ability to facilitate work within a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Demonstrated ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.


Please Note:                            This full time, temporary position lasting twelve (12) months is part of the ONA bargaining unit.

Salary Range:                          $32.21 - $46.11 per hour                                    

Please click the link below to apply.                 


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.



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