University Health Network Registered Nurse - In Patient Psychiatry in Toronto, Ontario

Registered Nurse - In Patient Psychiatry - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Registered Nurse

Organization: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Psychiatry (General)

Reports To: Nurse Manager

Hours: Anticipated Hours of the Position 22.50 Hours/ Week; 11.25 hour shifts, Days/Nights and Weekends

Status: Permanent Part-time

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At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is leading the way in cardiac care, organ transplants and the treatment of complex patient needs. Home to three of UHN's major program groupings Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Transplantation, and Surgery and Critical Care, our highly skilled teams and dedicated volunteers are committed to UHN's vision of achieving global impact.

On the Intensive Care, General and Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatric Unit, the Registered Nurse practices in accordance with the Canadian Standards for Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing. The Registered Nurse will specifically be responsible for: developing a therapeutic alliance with clients, collaborating with team members and the client regarding a treatment plan and implementing the plan, management of patients who at times exhibit disorganized, dis-inhibited or aggressive behavior, knowledge of ECT procedures and pre/post assessment; mental status assessment, peer consultation; psycho-tropic medication administration and monitoring of side effects; discharge planning; providing patient and family support, co-facilitating groups with the interdisciplinary team. Group facilitation skills would be an asset.


  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing required

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) Certification

  • CPI Certification required, will train

  • Two years’ experience in inpatient psychiatric setting required

  • Experience in, participation with, and/or willingness to be trained for Eating Disorder coverage

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Superior communication skills

  • Emerging leadership abilities

Application Closing Date: November 30, 2016 by 3:00pm

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first consideration.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.