Registered Nurse 3, Central Intake

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
$35.55 - $46.18 ( Registered Nurse 3 )
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

The Integrated Community Access Program is seeking a Registered Nurse 3 (Community Mental Health Nurse), reporting to the Clinical Manager of Admissions and Bed Utilization. This position will provide a coordinated, extended hours service that will integrate crisis intervention, central intake services and outbound call centre. The successful candidate will be part of a team responsible for the coordination of Central Intake including: triaging of all referrals received to Ontario Shores; communication with referral sources to ensure complete and appropriate information is received; presentation of complete referrals to physician responsible for acceptance to the Centre.

The nurse will provide crisis assessments and facilitate admission to Ontario Shores for psychiatric intervention and/or referrals for community support/intervention. Crisis intervention will be provided both in person and via the telephone.

This position will also provide information and system navigation to individuals, families and other care providers.

Qualifications Required and Preferred

current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario, BScN Preferred.

•Current CPR-HCP is required.

•5 years psychiatric experience in a mental health facility or service.

•3 years experience in working in crisis nurse role.

•Sound knowledge of community resources in mental health and addiction.

•Ability to make effective referrals, reflecting in depth knowledge of community resources within the Central East LHIN and strong collaborative skills in working with community partners and health care providers

•Thorough knowledge and ability to administer mental status examinations, psychosocial and crisis assessments.

•Demonstrated knowledge of the College Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice standards as described by the College.

•Demonstrated knowledge of Mental Health, and relevant policies and legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and PHIPA is required.

•Ability to work effectively individually as well as part of an interprofessional team.

•Demonstrated advanced knowledge of psychotropic medication.

•Proven ability to exercise mature, effective judgment and behaviour in emergency situations.

•The candidate will have demonstrated excellent interpersonal and effective oral/written communication skills including demonstrated excellent documentation practices.

•The ability to work with clients of diverse ethno racial and cultural backgrounds and proficiency in a second language would be considered an asset.

•Current driver’s license;

•Ability to perform the physical demands of the position.

•Days, evening and weekend work is required



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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