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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 13, 2023.


Registered Nurse
Forensic General Unit A (FGUA)
Complex Care and Recovery Program

Position Description
The Complex Care and Recovery Program, Forensic Unit A (FGUA) is currently seeking a part-time, permanent Registered Nurse. As a member of the inter-professional team on this unit, you will provide client-centred psychiatric and general nursing care. As well, you will be expected to ensure safety and security of the client care environment. You will practice in accordance with professional regulatory standards, Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, CAMH policies and procedures, and other relevant legislation and regulations. You will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the interprofessioanl plan of care to a wide range of clients who may be suffering from mental illness and who may or may not be involved in varying phases of the criminal justice system. You will liaise with other services 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; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. You will participate in the preparation of reports and implement the unit’s risk management processes. Your skills include the ability to conduct behavioral observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitor patient’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation, and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of crisis intervention, addiction issues, forensic psychiatry, risk assessments, trauma-informed care, recovery-oriented approaches, culturally competent care, as well as demonstrate compassion and promote dignity of clients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include the ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate inter-professional client centered care plans and you will have an understanding of how to develop and implement forensic assessment plans and an understanding of the forensic legal and health systems. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork, and complies with all applicable, regulatory and legislative requirements. This position involves shift rotation and weekend work. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.

You must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a 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. Psychiatric nursing experience with forensic patients and Knowledge of risk assessment tools are assets. 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.

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 part-time, permanent position is a 0.3 commitment, which may be subject to change as per the Collective Agreement. Additional hours may be available based on operational needs. This position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $34.24 – $49.02 per hour

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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, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.