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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted September 9, 2023.


Registered Nurse
Concurrent Outpatient Medical Psychosocial Addiction Support Service (COMPASS)
Acute Care Program

Position Description

The Acute Care Program is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (6 months) Registered Nurse to work in COMPASS (Concurrent Outpatient Medical Psychosocial Addiction Support Service). COMPASS is an integrated research/clinical service incorporating medical treatment for the ill effects of addiction, including medical and non-medical treatment for opioid dependence, alcohol problems, outpatient withdrawal management (day detox) as well as the treatment of clients experiencing chronic pain. In this role, you will be responsible for conducting assessments and contributing to treatment plans that will involve liaising with other services, community agencies, and practitioners to coordinate and deliver care for clients in an efficient and safe manner, as a member of the inter-professional team.

You will provide client-centred psychiatric, addictions and general nursing care and ensure the security and safety of the care environment. You will practice in accordance with CNO standards, with CAMH Policies and the CAMH Practice Model, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice (CFMHN). As a member of the inter-professional team you will provide group and individual therapeutic interventions as well as actively engage in interdisciplinary and cross-program collaboration. In this fast-paced environment, you will be expected to utilize critical thinking, and a solution focused customer service approach to direct client care. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; participate in clinical supervision; and provide education support and supervision to students. You will actively participate and support the research activities of the program, and engage in research training to achieve competence in this area. Your skills include the ability to make behavioural observations, mental status and physical assessments, monitoring patient’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, documentation and ongoing communication with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of pain assessment and management modalities, crisis intervention, addiction nursing, concurrent disorders, group facilitation, recovery oriented care, and trauma-informed care. Your strengths will include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate inter-professional client-centered care plans within an addiction medicine framework. You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, requires collaboration and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. Some evening and/or weekend hours may be required. This position is be located at the Queen Street Site.


The successful candidate must be registered in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and possess a current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate. Preferred experience in psychiatric/mental health nursing. 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 possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to enable you to develop the Nurse-Client relationship and work within a dynamic 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 prevention and management of disturbed behaviour. Experience in Addiction Medicine nursing is required. Previous experience in case management and clinical assessment is required. The ability to work with clients of diverse cultural and social backgrounds within an Addiction Medicine framework 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 full-time, temporary (6 months) position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $37.93 – $54.37 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.