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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 15, 2023.


Registered Nurse

Out of Custody Treatment Order (OCTO)

Complex Care and Recovery Program

Position Description

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse (RN) for the Out of Custody Treatment Order (OCTO) team. Reporting to the manager, you will be a member of an inter-professional team providing clinical and risk management services to adults under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB) and individuals who are registered to the Forensic Outpatient Services’ Out Of Custody Treatment Order program. You will have sound knowledge of psychiatric-mental health nursing standards, nursing regulatory standards and the CAMH Model of Care. Working collaboratively with the clinical team, you will be assigned a caseload of clients with severe and persistent mental illness and involvement with the justice system, and will participate in the provision of rehabilitation services offered within the forensic division. You will be responsible for liaising with inpatient units regarding new referrals, developing, implementing and monitoring risk management plans, ensuring compliance with the ORB disposition, participating in the development of ORB reports and providing discipline-specific services. You will also be providing court support and attend Mental Health court and closely work with our Forensic Admissions unit (unit 3 on the 5th floor) to support clients being discharged to the Out of Custody Treatment Program.

Other duties will include formulating treatment plans, completing standardized assessments, motivational interviewing and communicating with the client’s social and community networks. Sound knowledge of community and CAMH-wide resources will inform your discharge-planning activities, particularly in addressing client housing, income and aftercare needs. Documentation in, and use of, CAMH’s clinical information system is also a job requirement. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, requires respectful teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. Weekend and evening shifts will be required. As much as possible, it is an expectation that services will be provided in the community. This position is located at 1001 Queen Street West.


The successful candidate must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. You must also have a baccalaureate degree in nursing and must have a current CPR (BCLS-HP) certificate. Certification in Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing through the Canadian Nurses Association is also preferred. Successful candidates must also possess sound knowledge and experience working within an interprofessional clinical environment; specific experience in psychiatric and forensic risk assessment and management is considered an asset. In addition, you will possess effective decision-making, problem solving and interpersonal skills, proven organizational skills, and the ability to facilitate work within a collaborative, multidisciplinary environment. Demonstrated ability to work with clients of diverse backgrounds is necessary. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language is considered an asset.

Please Note: This full-time, permanent 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.