Job Number: 902811

Category: Nursing

Positions Available: 1

Years Experience Required: 1

Location: Toronto, Ontario

Posted Date: Nov 7, 2022


Registered Practical Nurse
Crisis Critical Care Unit 4
Acute Care Program

Position Description:

The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (13 months) Registered Practical Nurse to work on Crisis Critical Care Unit 4 (formerly GPUB-PICU). This is an exciting and unique professional opportunity! You will help contribute to development of new programming and clinical processes as well as help to shape the team values and charter.

The model of care on the new unit will emphasize treatment of concurrent disorders and patient engagement in therapeutic programming and you will have opportunities for capacity building and skill development.

As a member of an inter-professional team, you will:

  • provide client-centred psychiatric and general nursing care for clients experiencing a variety of mental health issues and addiction;
  • ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit and practice in accordance with CNO standards of nursing practice, CAMH policies and procedures, the CAMH Practice Model of Care;
  • collaborate with the interprofessional team to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the plan of client care;
  • contribute to program development; and
  • provide education, support and supervision to students.

We are looking for a passionate RPN who:

  • has sound knowledge of emergency psychiatry, crisis intervention, severe and persistent mental illness, addiction issues, and trauma issues;
  • has demonstrated ability to make behavioural observations, complete mental status assessments, monitor patient’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, document and provide ongoing communication within an interprofessional team;
  • has demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behavior; and
  • possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

This position requires day, evening, night and weekend rotations. This position is located 1001 Queen Street West.


The successful candidate must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is also required.The ideal candidate must have medication administration certification or have completed a Registered Practical Program diploma program that included medication administration. Experience working with individuals from diverse ethno cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds is also required. Computer literacy is required. Psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is an asset. Preference will be given to candidates who possess a strong knowledge of psychiatric nursing and addiction issues and the Mental Health Act. Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, temporary (13 months) position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit.

Salary Range: $28.18-33.65 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.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.