Registered Nurse (Inpatient Mental Health Services)

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Bring your caring heart to the heart of the east at Michael Garron Hospital

Come join our outstanding team of mental health clinicians as we begin our care journey in the brand new Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre (Thomson Centre).

We are excited to offer compassionate, person-centred and trauma-informed care and services in a state-of-the-art facility.

The new Thomson Centre features private, light-filled rooms with the addition of sensory rooms, lounges, relaxation and activity spaces designed to enhance the experience of patients, families, caregivers and staff.

In keeping with best-practice innovations, we are pleased to be implementing Safewards, a new model designed to improve quality of care, prevent workplace violence and enhance safety for our patients, visitors and staff. 

Michael Garron Hospital is a proud member of East Toronto Health Partners, the Ontario Health Team serving East Toronto. We are honoured to serve one of Canada’s most diverse communities.

Our strong organizational culture makes Michael Garron Hospital a wonderful place to work, learn and grow your professional life.  

Come be a part of the future of mental health care in the heart of the east.


The Registered Nurse is responsible for the provisionof comprehensive psychiatric nursing care, including assessment of patients and families, group therapies, discharge planning and coordination on an acute Inpatient Mental Health Unit and in the MHEAZ (Mental Health Emergency Assessment Zone) of the Emergency Department.



-  Registered Nurse with current certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
-  BScN preferred.
-  CPMHN(C) is an asset.



- A minimum of 1 year Mental Health Nursing experience: either Inpatient, Outpatient, Community-Based, or a combination required.
- Demonstrated excellence in both psychiatric and medical nursing diagnosis, assessment, intervention, and evaluation processes.
- Sound knowledge of the Mental Health Act/Mental Health Reform.
- Ability to articulate clearly the philosophy of client centered care, recovery, trauma-informed and strength-based and harm reduction strategies.
- Demonstrated knowledge of counselling and therapeutic techniques.
- Excellent understanding of psychotropic medication.
- Demonstrated excellence in the Assessment of Mental Status, including Suicide Risk Assessments.
- Excellent interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking skills.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work well within an interdisciplinary team environment.
- Must be willing to work in all areas of the Health Service (skills & abilities considered).
- Commitment to on-going professional development and/or education.
- A demonstrated willingness to be flexible and work all shifts as required.
- Computer competency required.
- Maintains competence relative to current practice.
- Good work and attendance record required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
-All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.

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