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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)

Registered Nurse



Company Information

The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) is Canada's largest mental health and addiction teaching hospital and a world leading research centre in this field. CAMH combines clinical care, research, education, policy development and health promotion to help transform the lives of people affected by mental illness and addiction. CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto, and is a Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization Collaborating Centre. CAMH was recently awarded a Gold Level Quality Healthcare Workplace Award and recognized as one of Canada’s 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures. In 2016, CAMH was named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers. In 2017, CAMH was considered one of Canada's Best Diversity Employers for the seventh year in a row.

Our supportive learning environment offers on-site training, workshops and professional development courses. Located in downtown Toronto, we are easily accessible by transit. We offer a balance of work and lifestyle including onsite day care facility, discounts on membership at the University of Toronto Athletic Centre, on-site pool (at the Queen Street location) and gymnasiums.

Opportunities are available for most health care professionals.

Job Description


Registered Nurse (6)

Women’s Secure Forensic Unit (WSFU) &

Structured Observation and Treatment Unit (SOTU) Unit 3-1

Forensic Division

Complex Care and Recovery Program


Position Description:

The Complex Care and Recovery Program is currently seeking (6) part-time, permanent Registered Nurses to work in the Structured Observation and Treatment Unit and Women’s Secure Forensic Unit. As a member of an interprofessional team, you will provide client-centered psychiatric and general nursing care. In addition, you will ensure the security and safety of the inpatient unit, and practice in accordance with professional regulatory standards, CAMH policies and procedures, the CAMH Practice Model of Care, and the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice. You will be expected to perform client assessments, develop, implement and evaluate the interprofessional plan of care for clients with a wide range of mental illnesses, substance abuse issues, and who may be involved in varying phases of the criminal justice system. You will liaise with internal and external services 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; contribute to program development; participate in clinical supervision; provide education support and supervision to students and participate in the research activities of the program. You will participate in the preparation of reports and implement the unit’s risk management processes. Your skills include the ability to make behavioral observations, perform ongoing assessments such as physical and mental status assessments, monitor client’s response to pharmaceutical and care interventions, document, and effectively communicate with other team members. You will have sound knowledge of crisis intervention, addiction issues, trauma-informed care, forensic psychiatry, risk assessments, as well as severe and persistent mental illness. Your strengths include the ability to perform assessments, develop, implement and evaluate interprofessional client centered care plans and you will have an understanding of how to develop and implement forensic assessment plans and an understanding of the forensic legal and health systems. You will support and contribute to a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable regulatory and legislative requirements. These positions involve shift rotation and weekend work. These positions are located at the Queen Street site.


The successful candidate must be registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions. A current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is also required. Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are currently pursuing a BScN and CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing. You will possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills 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 management of disturbed behaviour. Psychiatric/mental health nursing experience with forensic patients and knowledge of risk assessment tools are assets. 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 would be an asset.


Please Note:                 These (6) part-time, permanent positions are a 0.3 commitment, which may be subject to change as per the Collective Agreement. Additional hours may be available based on operational needs. These positions are part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.


Salary Range:                  $31.45 - $45.47 per hour         


Please apply to the link below 

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.

 As an employment equity employer CAMH actively seeks Aboriginal peoples, visible minorities, women, people with disabilities, (including people with who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges), and additional diverse identities for our workforce.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

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Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH)
Posting Date: 22-Sep-2017Nursing/Healthcare Permanent, Part-Time $31.45 - $45.47/hr 6 ASAP
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