Registered Nurse (Program Nurse) (TFT 1.0 FTE)

Registered Nurse Brockville, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: BMHC24-074E
Title: Registered Nurse (Program Nurse) (TFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Full-time
Contract End Date: 09/15/2024
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days
Unit: Secure Treatment Unit - 2 East
Department: Secure Treatment Unit - BMHC
Union: ONA Local 74 (Ottawa)
Site: Brockville Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education.  

The Ministry of the Solicitor General facility includes a 100 bed Secure Treatment Unit (STU) to service the needs of incarcerated offenders with mental illness; and the STU has been designated a Schedule 1 facility under the Mental Health Act by the Minister of Health and Long Term Care.  
  • Provide nursing care consistent with College Standards supportive and with patient treatment/rehabilitation goals for people with mental illness who come into conflict with the law
  • Develop and implement, in conjunction with interdisciplinary treatment team, creative treatment plans responsive to individual needs
  • Identify and coordinate provision of services and resources, in collaboration with affiliate and community partners, advocating to safeguard the person in care’s entitlements and rights
  • Lead and guide other nursing staff in daily work assignments, ensuring work is completed to standards
  • Provide patient care for the assigned case load.
  • Manage and direct the care of patients in crisis situations.
  • Recognize and intervene around emergent health problems.
  • Provide a safe, therapeutic environment including acute nursing care, crisis management and stabilization
  • Prepare and administer mediation as per policy and procedure.
  • Apply the Mental Health Act and all other legislation related to the practice of psychiatric nursing
  • Coordinate medical referrals for residents and facilitate medical clinic and follow up from the clinic
  • Group facilitator for adult learning.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Discrimination and Harassment Free policy.
  • Provide direct assistance with symptom management (includes preparation and administering of medications, individual clinical relationship, etc.).
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in the Province of Ontario is required.
  • BScN Preferred.
  • Certification in psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing considered an asset.
  • Clear understanding of the MHA and relevant legislation.
  • Able to demonstrate knowledge and skill in psychiatric nursing practice as articulated in the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing Practice.
  • Have met the Royal nursing and hospital standards for mandatory education (CPR, WHIMIS, Fire Safety and Evacuation Training).
  • CPI and ASSIST training is considered an asset.
  • Able to meet the Standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Recognized leadership skills with the ability to build the inter-disciplinary team approach to delivering interventions.
  • Able to work effectively both independently and as a member of a professional inter-disciplinary treatment team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check – vulnerable sector.
  • Valid drivers’ license.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of relevant legislation and incorporation of this legislation into practice (Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, Substitute Decision Act, PHIPA, and CSA).
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression.  Bilingualism an asset.


As a designated Rural Community Hospital, Registered Nurses and Registered Practical Nurses working at Brockville Mental Health Centre may be eligible for the Canada Student Loan Forgiveness Program at more information.     

Salary Range: 37.93 to  54.37 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.