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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 10, 2022.


Registered Nurse
Slaight Centre for Early Intervention Service (SCEIS)
Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program (CYEAP)

Position Description:
The Child Youth and Emerging Adult Program (CYEAP) is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (6 months) Registered Nurse to work in its Slaight Centre for Early Intervention Service. The SCEI service provides clinic and community-based assessment and treatment for young people, 16 – 29 years of age experiencing a first episode of psychosis; and young people with a Primary Mood Disorder with Psychosis. This position will focus on functioning as a clinician case manager within an interprofessional practice team. You will provide patient-centred mental health and general nursing care; you will ensure the safety and security of patients and maintain standards of nursing practice as per your professional regulatory body. You will be expected to assess, plan, implement and evaluate clinical care services provided utilizing the Slaight Centre Integrate Care Pathway that is designed to deliver standardized, evidence-based treatments including the delivery of the NAVIGATE Early Intervention Model of Care; you will provide the Individual Resiliency Training of this intervention model. You will conduct mental status assessments, monitor patient responses to pharmaceutical and care interventions, document interventions and maintain effective, ongoing communication with clinical team members. You will liaise with other services across CAMH and with external community agencies. You will also be expected to work with patients from diverse populations, contribute to program development; provide education, support and supervision to students, and participate in research activities. You will have sound knowledge of psycho-social rehabilitation, crisis intervention, addiction issues, recovery model, groups, severe and persistent mental illness, especially schizophrenia; and primary mood disorders with psychosis. Your strengths will include an ability to engage patients and their significant others in care planning and treatment decisions on an ongoing basis. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position will require flexibility in work hours with some evening hours. This position is located at 1024 Queen Street West, but may require some traveling in the Greater Toronto Area (GTA).

The successful candidate must be a Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR). Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a B.Sc.N and/or CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You will have two years of nursing experience. Preferred experience in with mental illness and/or addictions and specifically first episode psychosis. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Patient 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 aggressive behaviour. Strong knowledge of, and ability to apply principles of crisis intervention; and an understanding of psychiatric nursing as appropriate for this patient population is required. The ability to work with patients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds is necessary and knowledge of recovery principles is required. 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 full-time, temporary (6 months) 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.