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Job postings: Nursing (RN / RPN)

Registered Nurse - Geriatric Ambulatory CPSE Mental Health - Regular Full-time (221714)

Toronto, ON, CA Posted: 5/18/2022 2:13:48 PM

We currently have a Regular Full-Time opportunity for a Registered Nurse in the Geriatric Ambulatory CPSE Mental Health Unit at our Bayview campus.

Hours of Work:

Weekdays: Days; 8 hrs; As per schedule

Summary of Duties

Acts as a nursing resource for elderly, psycho geriatric patients suffering with mental health illness. The incumbent will function within an interdisciplinary team assisting with conducting mental status evaluations, collecting collateral information, providing follow up counselling, facilitating referrals, sourcing outpatient and community resources, and provides health teaching to clients, families and in some cases staff. Practices in accordance with Sunnybrook’s Patient Focused Care philosophy.

This position requires comprehensive knowledge of community agencies, the health care system and the GTA geography.

A valid driver’s licence and reliable car are a necessity as extensive travel within the GTA is foundational to the position.

Qualifications/Skills

  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario registration required
  • Current C.L.S. Certificate required
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing required
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification required
  • Previous psychiatric nursing experience required
  • Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing Certification preferred
  • Expertise with the Geriatric population
  • Prefer GEM designation with Psychiatric specialization
  • Knowledge of system functioning and navigating resource/ access to community agencies , retirement homes, primary practices, Long Term Care Facilities, and CCAC
  • Comfortable teaching health care to elderly populations and families as well as staff in agencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and ability to establish therapeutic alliance with patients with various mental health diagnoses
  • Ability to conduct a nursing mental status evaluation
  • Experience assessing patients with severe mental illness in crisis
  • Comprehensive knowledge of psychotropic drugs
  • Comprehensive knowledge of senior’s community resources and community mental health resources for seniors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of Patient-Focused Care and the ability to utilize the principles in daily practice
  • Ability to problem solve, prioritize and manage time effectively
  • Ability to work effectively both autonomously and within an inter-professional team environment
  • A valid driver’s licence and reliable car necessary for home visits to elderly in our catchment area
  • Competent with varied injection techniques as required for administering long acting psychotropic medications

Qualified candidates are invited to submit their cover letter and resume (in one document) quoting 221714 to:

Human Resources
Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre

To apply, please click "Apply for Position" at the bottom of this page.


Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.


Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.