Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)- Concurrent Disorders

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Greater Toronto Area
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Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 11:45pm
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Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Concurrent Disorders
Job Posting # RPN-CD-PT-032/2020-21

Reports to: Supervisor, Mental Health Program

Position Type: Part Time

About Organization

Punjabi Community Health Services (PCHS) is a pioneer community-based not for profit, charitable organization. PCHS has been fulfilling the needs of diverse populations for 30 years by providing services in addictions, mental health, geriatric, health promotion, domestic violence, parenting, settlement and services for women, children and youth. PCHS has several research studies to its credit and recognized as an innovative organization for community development and its Integrated Holistic Service Delivery Model. PCHS is accredited. PCHS is a 2SLGBTQ sensitive organization.

About Position

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate service to clients and their families who are struggling with mental health and addiction issues. The ideal candidate will possess superior nursing and interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated competence in the field of mental health and addictions. The RPN will develop individual care plans in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team and assist in developing strategies to address mental health and addiction needs. The RPN will be committed to the continuous professional development of their nursing competencies.

Qualifications and skills required

• Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Diploma Program from a recognized institution
• Preferred 1-2 year experience in the addiction/mental health sector
• Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Knowledge and experience in family-centered mental health and substance abuse
• Knowledge of culturally competent practices
• Maintain client records/files according to PCHS standards
• The ability to work individually and as part of a multidisciplinary team
• The ability to work collaboratively with community partners
• Working skills of MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Web browsing and email
• Familiarity with Cloud technology and Share-Point is an asset
• Superior time management skills, multitasking and ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision
• Knowledge of additional languages including Punjabi, Hindi, Urdu and Tamil will be an asset
• Consistent commitment to professional development
• Strong interpersonal skills, be able to work independently and within a team
• Strong verbal and written communication skills including presentation skills and the ability to communicate information to a variety of stakeholders effectively
• Excellent computer skills with advanced proficiency in Microsoft Office
• Familiarity with Cloud technology and SharePoint will be an asset


• Must possess a valid Ontario Driver's License, have regular access to a reliable vehicle and provide proof of adequate vehicle insurance
• A satisfactory current Vulnerable Sector Screening (Criminal Record Check) report
• Current CPR and First-Aid certification

Key Responsibilities

• Perform assessments
• Develop, implement and evaluate the plan of client care for clients experiencing a variety of mental health and substance abuse issues
• Work with clients from diverse backgrounds and their family members
• Maintain appropriate documentation
• Communicate with other team members regularly
• Provides safe and informed administration of medications
• Collaborate with the care team to determine the best course of treatment
• Active participation in and contribution to the development of PCHS programs, and services, including monitoring and evaluation of services provided
• Attend and actively participate in team meetings, other client related meetings and program meetings as required
• Other related duties as assigned

Organizational Responsibilities

• Actively contribute to the mission, vision and values of PCHS
• Follow the organizational Code of Ethics and professional standards of your certification and your position in the organization
• Adhere to the policies and procedures of your program(s) and organization
• Perform the duties outlined in this job description
• Contribute in a positive way to the overall success of the program and organization
• Participate in the establishment of program goals and objectives and set service priorities based on it
• Demonstrate a positive and professional attitude when representing the organization in the community
• Actively encourage the involvement and empowerment of clients/ survivors
• To follow the direction of the Joint Health, Safety & Wellness Committee in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA)

Hours: Part time, 22.5 hours per week
(Our hours of operation are 9:00 am to 5:00 pm - Monday to Friday, some evenings and weekends work is required as per program needs)

Position to commence: April 12, 2021 or earlier

How to apply: 

Please submit your resume by March 31, 2021 to the Hiring Committee at

Please add Job Posting # RPN-CD-PT-032/2020-21to the email subject line and cover letter.

PCHS offers an attractive and rewarding work environment. We appreciate all applicants' interest, but only those under consideration will be contacted for an interview.
PCHS is committed to diversity in its workplaces and welcomes applications from all visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, 2SLGBTQ, persons with disabilities, among other self-identified diverse groups. We also provide accessible employment practices that comply with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act ('AODA'). If you require accommodation for a disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please notify Human Resources at