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Registered Nurse


Posted Jan 031554256-1554258

Job Description

Position Title: Registered Nurse                                                    

Job Class:  Registered Nurse        

Dept/Program: Horizon Program for Geriatric Psychiatry (1 FT)     Rate of Pay:  $36.95 - $44.67 per hour

                          Bayview Program for Dual Diagnosis (1 TFT)

Employment Type: Full time (1) and Temporary Full Time (1)        Employee Group:  OPSEU

Work Schedule: 75.00 hours bi-weekly as per schedule                 Posting Date: January 2, 2018

Posting Type:  Open                                                                        Number:  1 FT and 1 TFT

Shift Type: Days, evenings, nights, weekends, and holidays


Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the Registered Nurse will provide mental health nursing care, physical assessment and related care required to patients within a specialized inter-professional clinical program.

 Key Accountabilities:

  • Providing leadership in the provision of nursing services within the nursing and inter-professional teams especially in circumstances when the patient’s condition is more complex and the outcomes of patient care are unpredictable

  • Assessing patient condition and needs based on interviews, interaction and direct observation; developing and implementing therapeutic patient treatment/care/discharge plans

  • Developing therapeutic nurse-patient relationships utilizing nursing and other theoretical or practice frameworks i.e. psychosocial rehabilitation, counselling, health teaching, administering and monitoring medication, and teaching life skills in preparation for community reintegration

  • Observing, assessing, recording, and reporting patient condition; evaluating progress and modifying plans as appropriate; assessing patient risk to self and/or others; participating in quality improvement activities to facilitate changes in nursing practice and inter-professional care

  • Contributing to  a safe, therapeutic environment through adherence to the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards, program/facility-wide policies and procedures, including mandatory training



  • Current registration in good standing as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, current CPR and First Aid, with a preference for CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing

  • Preference for experience with dually diagnosed and/or autism spectrum disorder patient population or related education (for WC17-177)

  • Preference for previous experience working with geriatric patient population and/or additional certifications/education in geriatrics (for WC17-170)

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medical and mental health nursing theory and practice

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and/or experience with medication practices, side effects, and current treatment modalities, knowledge of mental health medications an asset

  • Recent mental health nursing in a mental health facility or service is preferred, including familiarity with the recovery philosophy, and trauma informed care

  • Experience with patient safety including emergency patient care procedures

  • Results oriented work ethic to work independently and undertake tasks needed to accomplish work objectives and deliver quality, consistent and timely results

  • Demonstrated leadership, conflict resolution, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Proven written and verbal communication skills

  • Proven ability to adapt readily to change

  • Models and promotes core ethical practice, Waypoint Values, and reflects an optimistic and positive attitude

  • Preference for proficiency in French/English language


    How do I apply?

    Waypoint employees apply through the Employee Self-Service portal at and external applicants apply to


    Please quote Job ID WC17-177 if you are interested in the Bayview Program for Dual Diagnosis and/or quote WC17-170 if you are interested the Horizon Program for Geriatric Psychiatry.


    Please note: Both positions will remain open until filled. Attach your cover letter and resume detailing why you are interested in this opportunity and how you meet the qualifications and key accountabilities specified. 


    We are committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible work environment, where all employees feel valued and respected. Waypoint offers accommodation for applicants with disabilities as part of our recruitment process. If you are contacted to arrange an interview or testing, please advise us if you require an accommodation.  


    All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position, however, due to high volumes only those selected for an interview will be contacted.                          

Contact Information

Mackenzie Myles
705-549-3181 ext 2096