Community Mental Health Nurse II


Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Community Mental Health Nurse II (CMHN) works to full scope of practice as an independent practitioner within a multidisciplinary team to collaboratively provide an optimal level of care in a holistic manner which is respectful of the client’s bio, psycho, social, cultural and spiritual needs, and along a continuum of health (prevention, promotion, treatment, management and rehabilitation).  ).  The CMHN II works with early psychosis, adult, and older adult programs. 

The CMH II may conduct mental health assessments, diagnostic impressions, treatment and discharge from service in accordance with the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM manual).

The CMHN II ensures that the principles and practices that guide AVH such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


  • Bachelor degree in Nursing, and
  • Masters degree in a health related field
  • 2 years recent experience in Mental Health and/or Addictions
  • Registered with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Current in First Aid and CPR
  • Valid Nova Scotia driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Computer proficiency – MS Word and Outlook
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated judgement and decision making skills
  • Strong client focus and ability to build solid client/practitioner relationships
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Demonstrated planning, organization and time management skills
  • Commitment to promoting a culture that supports safety, ethical practices and organizational health
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Exemplary work history as demonstrated in current and past employment
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Travel is required

PREFERRED (Considered an Asset):

  • CNA Mental Health Psychiatric Nursing Certification
  • Psychosocial Rehabilitation nursing course
  • Suicide Risk Assessment training
  • Experience in outpatient or community mental health
  • Ability to communicate in both French and English


Position to commence as soon as a suitable candidate is selected

Offers of employment contingent upon successful applicant providing a satisfactoryCriminal Records Check as well as a Child Abuse Registry Check

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