CAMH job Vs Long Term Care job

  1. Could anyone help me to come out of my dilemma please.. I am working in a long term care facility on permanent job ( as per say) but now I have got an offer to work at CAMH on 6 months contract RN post... I am unable to decide what to do ( I want to Pursue my career in Mental Health).... Any advices/ suggestions will be appreciated x
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  2. 11 Comments

  3. by   swimmerRN
    Based on the small amount of info given: TAKE IT! Sounds like a good start to a MH career. But, you need to give more info. Why are you hesitating?
  4. by   loriangel14
    Oh I would definitely go for the CAMH job if you want to persue mental health. it is an awesome facility and it sounds like a great opportunity.
  5. by   parmsran72
    Quote from swimmerRN
    Based on the small amount of info given: TAKE IT! Sounds like a good start to a MH career. But, you need to give more info. Why are you hesitating?
    Thank u Swimmer, only hesitation is the 6 months contract .., after that what it will be is an uncertainty ...
  6. by   parmsran72
    Quote from loriangel14
    Oh I would definitely go for the CAMH job if you want to persue mental health. it is an awesome facility and it sounds like a great opportunity.
    Thank u Loriangel ... Much appreciated
  7. by   nerdynurseme
    Definitely going to choose CAMH! Once you have experience in CAMH, it opens more opportunities for you in MH in other acute hospitals. MH nurses nowadays are in demand. And CAMH is really a great experience and also pays good (i heard). Also, if they have future job post, you can always reapply and you'll get more chance of getting hired since you already worked for them. LTC jobs will always be there no matter what, and it's so easy to get into LTC so don't worry about it that much.
  8. by   parmsran72
    Quote from nerdynurseme
    Definitely going to choose CAMH! Once you have experience in CAMH, it opens more opportunities for you in MH in other acute hospitals. MH nurses nowadays are in demand. And CAMH is really a great experience and also pays good (i heard). Also, if they have future job post, you can always reapply and you'll get more chance of getting hired since you already worked for them. LTC jobs will always be there no matter what, and it's so easy to get into LTC so don't worry about it that much.
    Thank u do much , really helpful xx
  9. by   RiRi03
    Congratulations on the job offer. Definitely go ahead with CAMH. Apply for internal positions once you are able to do so. I would also see if there are any casual positions available at your current LTC facility so that you will have something just in case.
  10. by   parmsran72
    Quote from RiRi03
    Congratulations on the job offer. Definitely go ahead with CAMH. Apply for internal positions once you are able to do so. I would also see if there are any casual positions available at your current LTC facility so that you will have something just in case.
    Thank you dear , much helpful x
  11. by   macnursing
    I have a few friends who were at CAMH and liked it. You can apply for job postings while you are there, and for the most part you will likely be kept on a casual basis until one of those positions open up.
  12. by   parmsran72
    Quote from macnursing
    I have a few friends who were at CAMH and liked it. You can apply for job postings while you are there, and for the most part you will likely be kept on a casual basis until one of those positions open up.
    Thanks a lot ! I joined today at CAMH.. Hope I like it , wish me luck x
  13. by   parmsran72
    Quote from parmsran72

    Thanks a lot ! I joined today at CAMH.. Hope I like it , wish me luck x
    I am loving it xxx

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