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: 816583
Positions Available: 1
Years Experience Required: 6 months
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Posted Date: Jan 2, 2018
Acute Care Unit and General Psychiatry Unit
Acute Care Program
The Acute care and Clinical Services program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse to work in the Acute Care Unit (ACU) and General Psychiatry Unit (GPU). As a member of an inter-professional team, you will provide client-centred psychiatric and general nursing care. In addition, you will ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit, and practice in accordance with professional regulatory standards, CAMH policies and procedures, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice. You will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for clients who have a wide range of diagnoses. You will liaise with other services in the Acute Care Program and 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 able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; participate in clinical supervision; facilitate group programming on the unit; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. Your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, conduct physical and mental status assessments, monitor client’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, addiction issues, recovery-oriented approaches, culturally competent care, trauma-informed care, group facilitation, as well as severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate inter-professional client centered care plans. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position requires day, evening, night and weekend rotations. This position is located at 250 College Street.
The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice 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 BScN and CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills enabling you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship 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 intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour. Nursing experience caring for individuals with mental illness and/or addiction issues is required. 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: This full-time, permanent position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.
Salary range: $32.21 - $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.