Registered Nurse - EPU

Humber River Regional Hospital
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
Position Profile

Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.

Five years since opening our doors as North America's first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team. At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen's University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.

At Humber River Hospital, we're not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!

Right now we're looking for a Registered Nurse to work in our Emergency Psychiatric Service Unit, Mental Health and Addictions Program.

Location:Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site
Hours of work:
12 hour day/night rotation. May be asked to work eight hour rotation in future. Availability for weekends and statutory holidays required
Hourly Rate Range:
$33.90 - $48.53

Employee Group:ONA


  • Complete comprehensive crisis assessments for referred patients (adults, youth and children) in the ER.
  • Collaborate with the Psychiatrist on Call, the ER Physician and ER staff in the plan of care and disposition of the patient.
  • Provide clinical Mental Health crisis intervention in the Emergency Psychiatric unit.
  • Provide support and direction to the ER staff in the treatment of patients suffering from a physical illness as well as an identified mental illness or emotional crisis.
  • Collaborate with the Mental Health Inpatient and Ambulatory programs and community support services in the transfer and/or follow-up of patients discharged from the EPU.
  • Participate in Mental Health Program planning, in particular crisis service planning and development.
  • Provide care to all patients admitted to the Emergency Psychiatric Unit. This would include partnering with the team to plan care, implement nursing interventions and evaluate outcomes as well as plan and implement discharge plans in collaboration with internal/external supports and involve family/next of kin in the plan of care as appropriate.
  • Nurses may be reassigned to other mental health units as per the Collective Agreement

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Current BCLS/CPR certification.
  • Venipuncture skills required.
  • Minimum 3 years recent experience in Mental Health/Addictions required. Recent crisis experience required.
  • BScN or degree in health sciences preferred.
  • Child/adolescent psychiatric experience preferred.
  • Expert knowledge of the Mental Health Act.
  • An awareness and Knowledge/experience in Trauma Informed Care preferred
  • Demonstrated Nursing competence in critical decision making involving patient triage, assessment, treatment and disposition.
  • Outstanding professional interpersonal skills, including the ability to be assertive.
  • Familiarity with community resources and their mechanisms of access.
  • Ability to work autonomously as well as part of a team in a stressful and fast-paced environment.
  • Familiarity with community resources and their mechanisms of access.
  • Ability to travel between sites.
  • Access to a vehicle preferred.
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record required.

Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of Compassion , Professionalism and Respect . People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.

Interested applicants are required to an Application before the closing date. We thank all candidates that apply but only qualified candidates will be contacted for an interview

Humber River Hospital is an equal opportunity employer and we will accommodate your needs under the Ontario Human Rights Code. Upon individual request, hiring processes will be modified to remove barriers to accommodate those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact the Human Resources Department for assistance.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee's first date of employment Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital's obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis

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