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Registered Practical Nurse

Centre for Addiction and Mental Health - CAMH

This is a Contract-Staffs position in Toronto, ON posted January 15, 2023.


Registered Practical Nurse
Crisis Critical Care Treatment Unit 6
Acute Care Program

Position Description:

CCC-6 is an exciting inpatient service within the Crisis and Critical Care (CCC) program at CAMH, and is seeking a full-time, temporary (1 year) Registered Practical Nurse to join the team. CCC-6 is a 20 bed unit that provides support to clients who are 18+ experiencing the acute phase of a mental and/or addictions disorder. As a member of the inter-professional team, you will provide holistic client-centred psychiatric nursing care. You will be able to work with clients from diverse populations; contribute to program development; participate in reflective practice sessions; facilitate group programming on the unit; provide mentorship and supervision to students and participate in the research activities for the program.

Successful candidates are well supported by unit leadership team, the Advance Practice Clinical Leader and Manager, during their orientation. Unit orientation focuses on developing and refining the knowledge and skills needed to work safely and effectively on an acute general psychiatric unit. Staff are expected to practice safely and in accordance to the Practice Standards outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and Canadian Standards of Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing (CFMHN). CCC-6 is a great place to practice, learn and grow.

Required Skills

  • Demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills with clients, families and the interdisciplinary team
  • Demonstrate competency in monitoring, assessment and documentation for:
    • Mental health and substance-related disorders
    • Trauma-responsive behaviours
    • Mental status and physical health assessments
    • Client response to pharmaceutical interventions
  • Demonstrate motivation to develop knowledge and skills of trauma-informed care, culturally competent care, crisis intervention, mental health and addiction diagnoses and treatment modalities
  • Demonstrate motivation to develop group facilitation skills

This position requires 12-hour day, evening, night and weekend rotations. This position is located at the Queen Street Site.


  • Be registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current B.C.L.S. (CPR) certificate is required
  • Preference will be given to candidates who possess, or are pursuing a CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing
  • Psychiatric nursing experience with individuals with mental illness and/or addictions is an asset
  • Effective leadership, decision-making, organizational and problem solving skills are required
  • Computer literacy is required
  • Bilingualism (French/English) and/or proficiency in a second language is an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note: This full-time, temporary (1 year) position is is part of the OPSEU Bargaining Unit.

Salary Range: $28.18-33.65 per hour

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.

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