Mental Health Registered Nurse

Consider joining the health care team at the Cecil Facer Youth Centre where you will provide general and psychiatric care to youth and to collaborate with the Case Management team in the Ministry of Children and Youth Services in facilitating and accessing community mental health services for youth.

What can I expect to do in this role?

You will:

- provide mental health services to youth and confirming their mental health diagnosis with the consultant psychiatrist
- develop internal tracking tools to track youth with mental illness, their progress and mental status and treatment
- administer and monitor medications
- provide one-on-one counselling
- ensure health care practices are consistent with the security of the facility
- participate in the review, development and implementation of policies and procedures

Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?


- Current unencumbered registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- You have current first aid and CPR certification at the Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Level
- You have a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Technical Skills and Knowledge

You have:
- knowledge of nursing theories, practices and relevant legislation, including Mental Health Act and Child and Family Services Act
- knowledge of Occupational Health and Safety Act and Regulations to ensure compliance when performing nursing duties
- knowledge of behaviour management techniques to work with challenging youth behaviour
- Knowledge of youth/adolescent mental health/psychiatric nursing theory and practice

Analytical, Problem-Solving and Coordination Skills

You have:
- reasoning and assessment skills to elicit and interpret information from youth and other sources
- analytical skills to evaluate youth's responses to planned interventions and determine modifications
- tact and discretion to interpret or clarify information about psychological illness and treatment
- planning and coordination skills to provide mental health treatment

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

- You have effective oral and written communication skills to present ideas and develop rational orally or in writing
- You can document youth care and progress using the College of Nurses of Ontario documentation guide
- You have interpersonal skills to negotiate treatment plans and explain expected outcomes and possible side effects

Salary Range: $1,387.83 - $1,733.53 per week

Additional information:

  • 1 Permanent, 2500 South Lane Rd, Sudbury, North Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement



  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 120412, by Friday, March 9, 2018. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.