Registered Nurse, Mental Health Acute Care Service, Various point codes

from/de $34.24 to / à $48.17 per hour / par heure
Closing date
Nov 13, 2022

CHEO is one of the few stand-alone, global leaders in pediatric health and is home to nearly 4,000 staff and physicians dedicated to helping children and youth live their best lives. Every year, CHEO helps more than 500,000 children and youth from Eastern Ontario, Western Quebec, Nunavut, and Northern Ontario. CHEO has twice been named by Forbes Magazine as the best place to work in Canadian healthcare and is second among Canadian hospitals on its list of Canada’s Best Employers for 2021. The Hospital has also been recognized by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers as a top employer in the National Capital Region for the 10th consecutive year in a row. 

CHEO is one of the largest providers of mental health services in Ontario for youth and their families. Mandated to provide care for both local and regional patients CHEO offers a wide range of services for children, youth, and families experiencing complex mental health concerns.  Our Mental Health Acute Care Service includes emergency mental health services, a 19-bed inpatient unit and a 3 bed Short-Stay unit.  Our service provides evidence-informed, integrated and coordinated family and patient centered care. The strength of the program lies in the dedication of its people who are committed to improving the mental wellness of our communities. .

Reporting to the Clinical Manager in Mental Health, the RN will be part of the multidisciplinary team that offers crisis intervention, assessment and treatment for children and adolescents who have complex and severe mental health issues

With proper orientation and training the nurse in this position will also rotate through the Regional Psychiatric Emergency Services for Children and Youth which includes the crisis team as well as the upcoming Short Stay unit in the Emergency Department. 

·    Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for 6 East patients and families
·    Function in an “in charge” role when required
·    Participate in the development and implementation of inpatient programming
·    Offer support/counselling to individual patients and their families
·    Provide appropriate learning experiences for the patient and family
·    Offer mentoring experience to students and new staff
·    Conduct mental health assessments of those children/youth and their families 
·    Liaise with the CHEO Emergency Department staff and psychiatry on-call services.
·    Support triage nurses in the ED in the identification and appropriate streaming of patients presenting with mental health emergencies.
·    Work in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team in the identification and referrals to appropriate resources upon discharge from the ED.
·    Provide support in the planning, implementation and activation of Urgent Care Pathways with community partners. This will involve but not limited to carrying the urgent care pager and triaging cases after hours while providing consultation on local resources.
·    Facilitate virtual mental health risk assessments as part of RPESCY.
·    Participate in the implementation of the new ED/MH Model of Care and the planning for the Short Stay Unit.


▪    Vulnerable Sector Check                                    (Essential)
▪    Current Certification of Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario            (Essential)
▪    Current CPR Certification                                    (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated culturally sensitive approach to nursing care                    (Essential)
▪    Baccalaureate Degree of Nursing                                (Preferred)
▪    Certificate in Mental Health Nursing                                (Preferred)
▪    Previous psychiatric nursing experience                            (Preferred)
▪    Excellent team work and interpersonal skills                            (Essential)
▪    Knowledge of mental health legislation, treatment modalities and experience with
    crisis intervention or other appropriate combinations of education and experience, 
    along with the demonstrated knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the duties of
    the position, may be considered in lieu of stated education and experience.            (Essential)
▪    Experience with Crisis Intervention                                (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated organizational, time management and coordination skills.                (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated ability to prioritize multiple competing workload demands and to     
manage stressful situations effectively.                            (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated excellent critical thinking, communication (verbal & written) and
interpersonal skills required.                                (Essential)
▪    Ability to work collaboratively on an interdisciplinary mental health/health team            (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated knowledge of child/youth development, cultural competence,
trauma informed care.                                    (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to Family Centred Care required.            (Essential)
▪    Excellent problem-solving and conflict resolution skills with an ability to work with
clients to resolve or stabilize crisis.                                (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated awareness of community resources in our region.                (Preferred)
▪    Demonstrated capacity for coping with challenging clinical situations.                (Essential)
▪    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skills.                (Essential)
▪    Bilingualism (French and English)                                (Preferred)
▪    A working understanding of RNAO Substance Abuse Guidelines and application
              to Paediatric Mental Health.                                 (Preferred)

CHEO values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment, starting with the hiring process and welcome interest from all qualified applicants.

Should you require accommodation during any phase in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at All information received in relation to accommodation will be kept confidential and will be handled in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.

We thank all those who apply, however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted.


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