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.
Job Number: 816041
Positions Available: 1
Years Experience Required: 2
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018
Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services
Complex Care and Recovery Program
Come join the largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital, as well as one of the world's leading research centres in the area of addiction and mental health, with this exciting opportunity in the Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services which is based at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) Queen Street Site. The Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services are part of the Complex Care and Recovery (CCR) Program at CAMH and support individuals who have a mental health and developmental disability and/or Autism.
The Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services is a dynamic interprofessional environment, where you will be a member of a strong interprofessional team that values teamwork and client centered care.
In the Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services, clinical research and education are integrated into all aspects of service. You will benefit from being part of a learning environment committed to both student achievement and professional development.
The Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services is currently seeking a permanent full-time, Registered Nurse for the Outpatient Toronto Services at the Queen Street West Site. Reporting to the Manager, the successful candidate will provide support to clients requiring assessment and intervention.
As the Registered Nurse, you will have a key role in engaging clients, families, and service providers while assessing their service needs. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will contribute to planning the interprofessional team response to the referrals. In addition to physical assessment, you will gather any relevant information and compose a report which assists the team in developing a provisional hypothesis about the nature of the client's difficulties. Ability to think critically, formulate using a bio-psycho-social model, make independent decisions, liaise with family doctors and complete collection of collaterals and examination of physical factors underlying/contributing to clinical presentation is required. You will liaise and collaborate with community partners while performing as a psychiatric nurse within the Developmental Sector. You will have a capacity to conduct assessments on the CAMH site as well as in the community. Following team disposition decisions, you will support team members as they engage with clients and respond to the service request. You will act as a consultative resource for clients, families, service providers, and colleagues at CAMH as they receive care from Adult Neurodevelopmental Outpatient Services. Your knowledge of adults with developmental disability and/or Autism and their needs as well as both the developmental and mental health service systems is an essential requirement. You will work closely with the manager and team members to evaluate and improve our services. You will liaise actively with key service partners throughout our service involvement to ensure effective collaboration and engagement with shared cases. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.
The successful candidate must be registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certification along with a minimum of two (2) years experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a B.Sc.N and/or CAN certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Experience within an outpatient setting and with adults with developmental disability and/or Autism is required. A strong knowledge of behaviour management and the ability to apply the principles of crisis prevention and crisis intervention are essential. Your skills include the ability to conduct behavioural observations and mental status and other assessments, monitor clients’ response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation, and ongoing communication with other team members and community providers. You will have sound knowledge of crisis intervention, developmental disability, Autism, and severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include an ability to develop, implement, and evaluate interprofessional client centered care plans. You possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Hospital experience plus community based work experience is an asset. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Mental Health/Psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is an asset. 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, permanent position is part of the ONA bargaining unit.
Salary Range: $32.21 - $46.11 per hour
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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.