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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 13, 2022.

Registered Nurse
Intensive Case Management Team
Downtown Central Clinic
Complex Care and Recovery Program 

Position Description
The Complex Care and Program is currently seeking a part-time, temporary (6 months) Registered Nurse to work on the Intensive Case Management Team. As a member of a community based interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care, and ensure secure and safe adherence to CNO standards of nursing practice. You will work in partnership with clients, their formal and informal supports, and the team, to support clients’ successful integration into their communities. You will function as the primary worker for a number of clients, while being available to the team’s other registered clients, and contributing in a discipline specific role. As part of this continuing care team, you will follow clients should they require hospitalization, and plan and coordinate services with the inpatient care teams. You will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional service plans for clients who have schizophrenia and concurrent disorders. You will liaise with other services in the Complex Care and Recovery Program and the community to coordinate care and you will refer and link clients to appropriate services and resources. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; 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, mental status assessments, monitoring clients’ 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 and severe and persistent mental illness. This position is located at the Queen Street Site.

The successful candidate must be registered member as a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR).  You will have two years of nursing experience. Preferred experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable 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.  Preference will be given to those with community nursing experience, and a solid understanding of Recovery principles and their application to client service. Knowledge of emergency psychiatry and crisis intervention principles and theory are required.  The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary. Computer literacy is required. Bilingualism (French/English) 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, temporary (6 month) position is a 0.5 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:     $33.90 – 48.53 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, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.