Registered Nurse - Psychiatry and Eating Disorders - Full-time Permanent, 1.00 FTE

As a Registered Nurse, you will provide family-centered nursing care to children along the continuum of care. You will assess the nursing needs and provide care to support children and families as they experience illness and the response of treatment.

7A Mental Health Inpatient Unit is an inpatient unit comprising of two specialized programs. These programs support the unique patient population of children and youth experiencing a range of mental and physical health diagnoses including:

  • eating disorders/disordered eating
  • suicidal ideation/self harm,
  • severe anxiety and depression
  • psychosis 

7A provides team-based nursing care, and provides an exciting opportunity to work collaboratively alongside a multidisciplinary team consisting of child and youth counselors, social work, and dietitians, providing integrated physical and mental health assessments, interventions, and support. As a 7A nurse, you will develop a solid foundation in psychiatric nursing, with access to continuous learning and career development opportunities. 

Here’s What You’ll Love:

  • A Successful Start – you will participate in a comprehensive paediatric nursing orientation in conjunction with subspecialty orientation and a preceptored clinical practice experience to ensure you have the tools you need to be successful in our unique environment
  • Career Growth – we offer opportunities for advancement based on performance and aptitude regardless of length of employment
  • Flexible Scheduling – using 6-week blocks, our scheduling is a fair and collaborative process decided with your input
  • Interprofessional Collaboration- our nurses are an integral part of the interprofessional care team with opportunity to significantly contribute to patient care outcomes
  • Continued Learning – lifelong learning is encouraged through internal programs as well as through external means like academic and conference support
  • Professional Development – we encourage participation in nursing practice committees, interprofessional care rounds, as well as preceptorship & mentorship programs
  • Research & Education – Through various endowments for paediatric nursing research & education we promote scientific advancement in nursing practice and the leadership in evidence based practice
  • Supportive Environment – our RN Council works to ensure we are providing our nurses with a supportive, collaborative, and innovative work environment
  • International Experience – SickKids nurses have the opportunity to work on our projects to build capacity and promote paediatric health throughout the world
  • Impact – at SickKids, you will enhance children’s health and change the lives of children and their families every day

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Develop and implement a nursing plan of care
  • Work in collaboration with the child/family and the interdisciplinary health care team
  • Maintain clinical competence and knowledge base through continued education and life-long learning
  • Utilize evidence-based practice as a base in the promotion of professional accountability
  • Provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Essential Requirements

  • Baccalaureate degree 
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse
  • Experience in pediatric nursing
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use your critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork abilities


  • Previous RN experience in eating disorders and psychiatry
  • Pediatric medical/surgical nursing experience

Employment Type: 1.00 FTE, Full-time Permanent with Benefits