Registered Nurse, Step Up Step Down Program- Various Point Codes / Infirmière autorisée ou infirmie

Ottawa (Region), Ontario
from/de $34.24 to / à $48.17 per hour / par heure
Closing date
Nov 18, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre

Comp# 22-761 Temporary TPT(0.5)


Comp# 22-1097 Permanent PT(0.5)




CHEO, The Royal, Youth Services Bureau and Le CAP are partnering to develop a community based Step Up Step Down Program (up to 30 days) to address the needs of youth and their families who are experiencing complex and persistent mental health and psychosocial issues.  The Step Up Step Down Program will offer interdisciplinary live-in care in a community setting with the goal of averting hospital admissions, facilitating shorter hospital inpatient stays or preventing placement breakdown.  The goal of The Unit is to address the existing gap in recovery focused live-in treatment services for youth 12-17 years.  The Registered Nurse will be part of the interdisciplinary and interagency team at the Unit.


Reporting to the Clinical Manager in Mental Health, the Registered Nurse will play a lead role in developing and maintaining systems for managing client medications responsibly, monitoring health and wellness, liaising with the medical community and providing education and treatment to youth and families pertaining to physical and mental health. The Registered Nurse will also provide direct nursing care to clients alongside frontline Youth Workers. 




  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for clients and families of the Step Up Step Down Program Provide liaison to community providers to facilitate continuity of care Participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team Participate in the development and implementation of Step Up Step Down programming Offer support/counselling to individual clients and their families Provide appropriate learning experiences for the client and family Facilitate thereapeutic and psychoeducational groups with other members of the Step Up Step Down team Offer mentoring experience to students and new staff





  • 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)                                                                                                                        Minimum of 2-5 years of previous psychiatric nursing experience   (Essential)                                                        Excellent team work and interpersonal skills  (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 providing emergency based care.                                                                                                                   (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.

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