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Registered Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 16, 2023.


Registered Nurse
Forensic Secure Unit B (FSUB), Forensic Division
Complex Care and Recovery Program

Position Description
The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking a full-time, permanent Registered Nurse to work in the Secure Unit B (FSUB). As a member of an inter-professional team, you will provide client-centred psychiatric and general nursing. As well, you will be expected to ensure safety and security of the client care environment, and to practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, and with the CAMH Practice Model of Care. Within a primary nursing care model, you will be expected to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the inter-professional plan of client care for forensic inpatients under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). You will liaise with other services in the Program 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; participate in clinical supervision; contribute to program development; participate in unit safety and t risk management activities; provide educational support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program and facilitate groups. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations; perform assessments including physical and mental status assessments; monitor patients’ responses to pharmaceutical and other care interventions; documentation, and effective communication with other team members. You will also possess the skills to participate in the preparation of ORB reports and ongoing communication and collaboration with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of crisis prevention and intervention, recovery-oriented approaches,, forensic psychiatry, risk assessments, trauma-informed care, culturally competent care, severe and persistent mental illness, and concurrent disorders. You will have sound knowledge of clinical and risk management services to adults under the jurisdiction of the ORB. You will develop, implement and monitor risk management plans and ensure compliance with the ORB disposition. Your strengths include an ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate inter-professional client centered care plans. 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 Queen Street Site.

The successful candidate must be a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a B.Sc.N and CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. Forensic Nursing course and knowledge of risk assessment techniques would be an asset. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to 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 prevention and management of disturbed behaviour. 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 is 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, 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.