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and Mental Health

Registered Nurse (REVISED as 4 Positions)

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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 (REVISED as 4 Positions)

Job Number: 816312

Category: Nursing

Positions Available: 3

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018


Registered Nurse (X 4) 

Geriatric Mental Health Services – Inpatient Services

Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description:

The Geriatric Mental Health Services is currently seeking four (4) part time, permanent Registered Nurse to work in its inpatient Services. As a member of an inter-professional team, you will provide client-centered mental health, addiction and general nursing care to older individuals from diverse backgrounds with mental health and addiction issues. As well, you will be expected to ensure safety and security of the client care environment, and to practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing and Gerontology, CAMH Policies and Procedures, and with the CAMH Practice Model of Care. You will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for older adults with complex mental health and addiction issues, with associated behavioural challenges, that may be complicated by physical health problems. You will liaise with other services within the Geriatric Mental Health Services and with community agencies to coordinate care for clients. You will be expected to utilize critical thinking, a problem solving process and customer service in your approach to care and service delivery. You will be responsible for contributing to program development; participate in clinical supervision; and provide education, support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Additionally, you will be expected to co-facilitate various client groups. As an RN, your skills include the ability to perform assessments, including mental status, behavioural, and physical; monitor client responses to pharmacological and other interventions, and to effectively communicate with team members. You will have sound knowledge of Gerontology and geriatric mental health nursing. In addition, you will have sound knowledge on crisis intervention, addictions, and trauma-informed care. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable legislative and regulatory requirements. These positions involves shift and weekend work. These positions are located at 1001 Queen Street West.



The successful candidate must be a registered member in good standing with or be eligible for registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certification. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing, a B.Sc.N, CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing or Gerontology. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship, provide family sensitive care, and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem-solving skills are required. You have demonstrated ability to provide effective behavioural support and to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Knowledge of normal aging processes, geriatric mental health, geriatric treatment modalities and addiction issues is required. Mental health and psychiatric nursing experience with seniors 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) and/or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.


 Please note: These four (4) 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 - $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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