Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry – Mental Health-Global- J0921-1335


Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry – Mental Health-Global- J0921-1335

Website North York General Hospital

Job Title                                                                                                                                                                    Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry

Job Details                                                                                                                                                                      Union: SEIU-S                                                                                                                                                            Department: Mental Health-Global >> 7 North – Psychiatric IP-7N                                                                             Reports To: Clinical Team Manager                                                                                                                                        Job Category: Nursing

FTE: 1.0                                                                                                                                                                          Shifts: All shifts (SEIU only),Day,Evening,Nights,Weekends                                                                                              Shift Duration: 8’s                                                                                                                                                          Status: Full-Time Permanent                                                                                                                                        Number of Positions: 1                                                                                                                                                      Site: General Site, 4001 Leslie Street                                                                                                                                     Salary: $26.92 – $31.17 /Hour

Post Date: October 12, 2021                                                                                                                                        Closing Date: October 21, 2021

Position Summary                                                                                                                                                          Registered Practical Nurse, Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry                                                                                       Your goal in this position is to provide excellent patient and family driven care, in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner. You will do this by collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of care providers, with an emphasis on the assessment, education, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of patient health. You’re a great relationship builder, and foster close contacts with peers across the entire organization. You have great interpersonal skills, and effortlessly connect with physicians, staff, patients, and families. This position supports the Hospital’s academic mandate by advancing care through teaching and learning and/or transforming care through research and innovation. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for staff, physicians, volunteers, learners, patients and families.

Great Registered Practical Nurses are:

• Organized – they embrace the challenge of prioritizing patient care demands in a fast paced environment, and are eager to engage with new challenges every single day
• Great Communicators – they communicate effectively with colleagues, staff, volunteers and families
• Decisive – at the end of the day, they have the ability to make the big decisions, to take ownership of their actions, and use their critical thinking and problem solving skills in the best interests of the patient
• Safety Conscious – they know that keeping everyone safe and healthy is the highest priority, and follow all H&S policies and guidelines
• Committed – they embrace our learning culture and demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional development to enhance their knowledge and skills

On a practical level, you will:

• Work with adults with mental health illness
• Demonstrate the ability to function to the full scope of nursing practice per the College of Nurse of Ontario
• Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients/clients, families and other members of the health care team
• Think critically, set priorities and organize work in response to client/patient needs
• Demonstrate knowledge of transfers and lifts
• Be committed to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement
• Have proficient skill level with computers, MS Word, Internet searches, data entry and patient information systems
• Demonstrate evidence of self- motivation regarding continuing education in areas of patient assessment, and patient education


• Registered Practical Nursing diploma from a recognized Community College
• Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification (BCLS)
• Current Medication Certificate
• Certification in Crisis Intervention by Crisis Prevention Institute (CPI), preferred
• Certificate in Mental Health Nursing from a recognized community college, preferred
• Minimum 2 years’ experience, preferred
• Bilingualism in French/English an asset

What We Offer                                                                                                                                                            Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. This is a Full Time Regular position, 75 hours bi-weekly, 8 hour shifts, all shifts, days, evenings and nights, including weekends, in the Mental Health Inpatient Psychiatry department. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package that includes benefits, pension, and vacation. If you were searching for more reasons to consider joining the wonderful team at NYGH, check out some features of our Total Rewards package by visiting

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY:As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.

How to Apply
Think you’re the right person for the job? Here’s your first chance to show us why:
• Ensure to meet the deadline – only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
• We will review all applications and will contact those selected for an interview.

Please refer to the Job Opportunities page on eric for more detailed application instructions.

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs

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