Registered Nurse 2, Adolescents

Hospital Whitby Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is a public hospital that provides inpatient, outpatient and consultation services for people with complex mental illness. Our patients benefit from a recovery-oriented environment of care built on compassion, inspiration and hope. We engage in research, education and advocacy initiatives to advance the mental health care system and are proud to work with partners across the continuum of care. If you thrive on innovation and positive change, and share our vision of Recovering Best Health, Nurturing Hope and Inspiring Discovery, Ontario Shores is the place for you.
This position is part of the OPSEU bargaining unit
Job Title
$34.17 - $46.18 ( Registered Nurse 2 )
Employment Type
Number of Vacancies
Hours of Work
Casual (on call / relief) Days/Nights/Evenings/Weekends
Main Site - 700 Gordon Street - Whitby, ON L1N 5S9 CA (Primary)
External Contract End Date
Position Summary

Ontario Shores is seeking a Registered Nurse. As an RN, you will provide specialized care to patients with complex mental illnesses using a recovery focused model of care built upon compassion, inspiration and hope.  To engage in a leadership role and  to be an active and equal member of the inter-professional team.  To perform Charge nurse responsibilities and may be given the opportunity to apply to the Patient Care Facilitator role.
Please Note:  Although the posted vacancy is to work within Adolescent Services, all Registered Nurses must have the ability to work in any area of Ontario Shores as patients needs dictate.

Qualifications Required and Preferred

• Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing.
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support
• Current CPR – HCP (Health Care Provider)
• Demonstrated knowledge of College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards as described by the CNO.
• Demonstrated knowledge of Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing, as well as relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA).
• Knowledge of psychopharmacological interventions and psychiatric disorders within an adolescent population
• Experience in the treatment of concurrent disorders, including substance abuse counseling and harm reduction techniques
• Experience with adolescent assessment and treatment modalities
• Experience in crisis and suicide intervention
• Excellent interpersonal communication and documentation skills
• Evidence of strong professional boundaries
• Demonstrated working knowledge/experience with computers
• Meditech experience preferred
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and within an inter-professional team environment
• Demonstrated initiative and ability to prioritize
• Knowledge, experience, and skills in participating in community integration activities with adolescents with psychiatric illness.
• Demonstrated ability to provide leadership in such roles as charge nurse, group co-facilitation, case management  and preceptorship .
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, problem-solving, decision-making, conflict resolution and critical thinking abilities.
• Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.
• Proven good attendance record with the capability of maintaining this same standard.
• Must be able work shifts.
• BScN preferred
• It is highly encouraged that staff complete the CNA certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health and/or Gerontological Nursing within five years of hire date
• CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing is considered an asset
• Recent psychiatric nursing and/or adolescent experience, an asset.
• The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno-racial and cultural backgrounds and proficiency in a second language is an asset

Closing Date
Personal information you provide to Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences (Ontario Shores) is collected pursuant to the Public Hospitals Act R.S.O 1990, c. P.40. It will be used for the purpose of determining eligibility for employment. At all times it will be treated in accordance with the provisions of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. If you have questions about the collection of your personal information, contact the Leader, Privacy & Access at 700 Gordon St. Whitby, ON L1N 5S9; 905-430-4055 ext. 6712 or refer to the Privacy & Access pages on the Ontario Shores website. Upon request, individual accommodation can be provided to applicants who meet the required qualifications outlined in the job descriptions, and have been invited for an interview. For questions and concerns, please contact Human Resources at 905.430.4055 ext. 6191.
Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Ontario Shores is committed to diversity and inclusivity in employment and encourage applications from all qualified individuals of diverse backgrounds. Ontario Shores is also committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise us during the recruitment process.
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