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Competition Number: 13-773 MH
Status: Temporary Full Time (Approximately 6 months)
Department: In Patient Mental Health
Reports To: Program Manager, Mental Health Program
Hours: Days, Evenings, Nights and Weekends; 7.5 & 11.25 Hour Shifts
Salary: $26.24 - $28.21 per hour
Published here: 2014-03-21
Represented By: OPSEU

Posting Summary:

To provide high quality, specialized nursing care to patients and their families by effectively utilizing the nursing process and following established standards of practice, both within the hospital and the nursing profession.  


  • Graduate of a recognized program for Registered Practical Nurses. 
  • Current certificate of registration as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of  Nurses of Ontario. 
  • Mental Health Certificate (or willing to obtain within the first year of employment).
  • Current First Aid/BCLS certificate.
  • Current CPI NVCI certificate preferred (or willing to obtain within 3 months of hire).
  • Minimum 2 years of RPN experience in an acute inpatient mental health unit.
  • Good knowledge of psychiatric/mental health nursing, including diagnoses and  interventions, both therapeutic and pharmacological.
  • Good critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and crisis intervention skills.
  • Proven attendance record.
  • Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety.
  • Ability to perform the essential duties of the job.
  • Demonstrates behaviours consistent with Mackenzie Health’s Commitment to Caring.
  • Models behaviour that is aligned with the values of Mackenzie Health– Excellence,  Leadership and Empathy.
  • Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a  challenging and exciting health care environment.

         * This position is represented by OPSEU

HOW TO APPLY: Interested candidates are invited to forward their cover letter and resume by email to Please quote the competition number in the subject line of your email. No agencies please.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those under consideration for an interview will be contacted.

Mackenzie Health / 10 Trench St. Richmond Hill, On. L4C 4Z3 / Main Hospital Site: (905) 883-1212 / TTY Service: (905) 883-2123