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Registered Practical Nurses (x3)

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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 Practical Nurses (x3)

Job Number: 816564

Category: Nursing

Positions Available: 3

Years Experience Required: 6 months

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018


Registered Practical Nurses (x3)
Forensic General Unit C (LGUC), Forensic Division 
Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description:

The Complex care and Recovery Program is currently seeking three (3) part-time, permanent Registered Practical Nurses to work on a Forensic General Unit C (LGUC). As a member of an inter-professional team, 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, CAMH Policies and Procedures, and the CAMH Practice Model of care. Using a primary nursing model, you will collaborate with the primary nurse to perform ongoing assessments, develop, Implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for clients who may be suffering from mental illness or addiction issues and who are detained under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). As a member of an inter-professional team, the RPN will be responsible for working with patients from diverse backgrounds, contributing to program development; and provide education support and supervision to students. You will have sound knowledge of clinical and risk management services to adults under the jurisdiction of the ORB. You will develop, Implement and monitor risk management plans and ensure compliance with the ORB disposition. As an RPN your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient's response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, as well as ongoing documentation and communication 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. These positions involve 12 hour shift rotations and weekend work. These positions are located at the Queen Street Site.



The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR) at the HealthCare Provider Level. The candidate must have medication administration certification or completion of an RPN education preparation program that includes medication administration. You will possess excellent communication and inter-personal skills enabling you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a collaborative and diverse inter-professional team. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong knowledge of psychiatric nursing, addiction Issues and risk assessments. You have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is required. You will have an understanding of how to develop and implement forensic risk assessment plans and a fundamental understanding of the forensic legal and health systems. The successful candidate will be a self-directed team player who is highly organized and has the communication and interpersonal skills that enable them to work within an inter-disciplinary collaborative team environment. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is also required. Computer literacy is required.  Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is also considered an asset.


Please Note:     These three (3) part-time, permanent positions are part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.


Salary Range:   $26.38 to $31.50 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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