WAGE RATE: $39.07 – $56.00

Reporting to the Manager, Inpatient Mental Health, the Registered Nurse works collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient care within the professional scope of practice. In addition, this position shares patient care assignments on a rotational basis between the Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit and Unit 4-5. In keeping with a client-focused philosophy, the functions of this role are to assist our patients and co-workers in achieving positive outcomes in a safe and therapeutic environment.



  • Current Ontario College of Nurses registration or eligibility
  • Successful completion of CNA for Mental Health or willingness to obtain
  • Recent Psychiatric Nursing experience within the past three years
  • Working knowledge of Mental Health Act and the DSM-IV-R
  • Valid CPI Course
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct psychosocial and psychiatric assessment including a risk assessment
  • Knowledge of community resources and navigation of broader mental health system
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and respond effectively to emergent situations as assigned including charge nurse duties
  • Ability to provide a brief solution-focused therapy modality as well as support, advocacy and education services to patients and as needed to their support person(s)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, customer service and collaboration skills with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent leadership, problem solving, decision making, organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and agreement to take mandatory courses
  • Plan, develop and conduct inpatient groups
  • Ability to work cooperatively within a multi-disciplinary team setting
  • Ability to work all shifts, weekends and holidays
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance record
  • Adherence to Brightshores ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at Brightshores through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes


  • Baccalaureate degree in nursing

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