Nurse Educator


Nurse Educator
Professional Practice Office

Position Description
The Professional Practice Office is currently seeking a full-time, temporary (6 months) Nurse Educator. Reporting to the Manager of Interprofessional Practice and Education and working collaboratively with the Clinical Program leadership team, you will play a key role in contributing to quality client care for CAMH clients.

The core functions of the role will be dedicated to education of point-of-care staff and practice development. You will be responsible for advancing professional practice within inpatient and outpatient areas by contributing to the development of high-performing interprofessional clinical teams. In collaboration with program leadership, unit managers and advanced practice clinical lead(s), you will be engaged in assessing and developing clinical and leadership skills of point-of-care staff. Key areas of educational focus will include scope of practice issues; interprofessional care planning; application of best practices at the point-of-care; as well as individual clinician and clinical team development. You will bring your knowledge of best practices in teaching/learning for clinical staff, education development and delivery, in the care of adults with acute and complex mental illnesses and concurrent medical and/or addiction disorders. You will also support clinical staff in the implementation of education initiatives such as patient safety initiatives, implementation of clinical policies & procedures, use of the I-CARE, and the orientation of new employees to the program. Your role will further include, in collaboration with unit managers, some responsibilities for recruitment and performance management of staff, monitoring of clinical quality improvement measures; program planning, involvement in program research/evaluation and other academic activities.

You will support a healthy workplace that embraces diversity, encourages teamwork and complies with all applicable and regulatory requirements. This position will be based at 1001 Queen Street West.

The successful candidate must be registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario and must possess a current BCLS (CPR) certificate. Five (5) years of experience within the mental health field is essential. Specific experience with clients with severe mental health and addiction issues and/or forensic histories is considered an asset. A BN/BScN degree and computer literacy are also required. MN/MScN or other relevant Master’s degree is preferred. Previous teaching experience is essential. CNA certification in psychiatric/mental health nursing would be considered an asset. The incumbent will have demonstrated ability to intervene effectively in challenging clinical situations requiring the management of disturbed behaviour, as well as effective decision-making and problem solving skills. You will be highly organized, and possess excellent communication skills to facilitate working within a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment. You will also have the ability to foster and create a learning environment, and to motivate and challenge, and have a demonstrated ability to work with diverse populations. Bilingualism (French/English) or proficiency in a second language would be an asset.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Please Note:     This full-time, temporary (6 months) position is part of the ONA Bargaining Unit.           

Salary Range:   $36.71 - $52.54 per hour 

CAMH is a Tobacco-Free Organization.

CAMH is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and is a teaching hospital and research institute. As a CAMH employee, you will be expected to actively support CAMH’s teaching and research activities, in addition to supporting the clinical work of the hospital.

At CAMH, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment.

CAMH actively seeks candidates from First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, women, and people with disabilities (including people who have experienced mental health and substance use challenges).

We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the interview process.