Nurse Practitioner


Job Title: Nurse Practitioner

Job ID #:  ARC 21-0203

Department:  Acute Respite Care (ARC)

Reports To:  Senior Manager, Acute Respite Care (ARC)

Salary Range: $109,614.75 – $122,178.00

Status:  Full-time, permanent

Hours:  37.5 hours per week

Who we are:

Sherbourne Health is a dynamic provider of integrated health services, community programs and capacity-building initiatives that enable people and diverse communities to achieve wellness.

As an urban health agency in downtown Toronto, Sherbourne provides holistic primary care and chronic disease management, mental health services, health promotion and education, and outreach and social supports. Sherbourne’s doors are open to everyone, with a focus on LGBT2SQ communities, people experiencing homelessness and newcomers to Canada, whose complex needs are often not met by traditional health care. Sherbourne combines high quality clinical care with responsive, culturally appropriate community development programs that bring low-barrier services to people in the surrounding communities who need it most.

Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, we are primarily funded by the Ontario Ministry of Health, our work is also supported by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and the City of Toronto, and federally through the Ministry of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

what we offer:


 At Sherbourne Health, we care about our staff and recognize that our biggest strength is our people. We have a solid commitment to life-long learning which is demonstrated through our professional development program. We invest in collective work and staff training to improve client care. We supplement this by creating a low-barrier work environment built on equity and respect, while working together in caring, cohesive teams and providing opportunities for advancement.

We believe in work-life balance and offer:

  • Four weeks of vacation per year (to start).
  • A competitive salary Membership in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP).
  • An extended healthcare and dental package.
  • Long-term disability insurance.
  • Life insurance.
  • Four personal days per year.
  • An employee assistance plan.
  • A generous professional development plan: up to $1300 to be used towards learning activities.
  • Six fully paid professional development days per year – related to position/responsibilities.

 ARC is a 14 bed short-term, 24 hour/day medical respite program for persons who are homeless or precariously housed who suffer from acute medical conditions, acute exacerbations of chronic conditions, are undergoing treatment (eg. cancer, Hep C), or are recovering from transition related surgeries and require support in a community setting with nursing and daily living support.

Reporting to the ARC Manager, the ARC Nurse Practitioner specializes in adult acute care and has advanced clinical experience, knowledge, and decision-making skills. The ARC NP will have a clinical leadership role within a multidisciplinary team. They will collaborate with clients and the multidisciplinary team to respond to clients’ evolving needs throughout their stay in ARC.


Education and experience

  • College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Registered Nurse in the Extended Class with Nurse Practitioner-Adult (NP-Adult) or Primary Health Care (NP-PHC) specialty certificate.
  • At least three years acute care nursing experience, especially in post-surgical wound and mental health care.
  • Experience working with persons marginalized by social location for reasons including gender identity (LGBT2SQ, particularly trans, communities), homelessness, poverty, sexual orientation, and/or residency status using trauma-informed and anti-oppressive practices.
  • Evidence of completion of CNO approved education to prescribe controlled substances.
  • Ability to offer safe, effective, and ethical prescribing for clients who are treated with controlled substances. Willingness to prescribe Safer Opioid Supply is an asset.
  • Experience and/or strong interest in applying harm reduction principles to reduce negative consequences associated with drug use among people who use drugs.
  • Demonstrated expertise in working with clients with mental health, substance use and complex or chronic pain issues.
  • Knowledge of community resources to address social determinants of health (e.g. food banks, local shelters, mental health programs, etc.).
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to adapt communication style to audience.
  • Ability to effectively organize time, plan, research and evaluate tasks and projects.
  • Developed conflict management and problem-solving skills.
  • Works effectively independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Willingness to participate in quality improvement initiatives to improve client safety and experience.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others (staff, patients, families, etc.) by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with SHC related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices.
  • Understands and works within the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a Police Records Check and Vulnerable Sector Check.
  • Commitment to a healthy and safe workplace for self and others by taking all reasonable precautions and working in compliance with SH related policies, health and safety legislation and best practices.
  • Understand and maintain compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSA), Personal Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA), Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Ontario Human Rights Code and other relevant legislation.

Working Conditions:

The clients may have mental health and substance use issues which result in behaviours that can be disruptive.  The Intake and Admissions Nurse will need to respond accordingly to these situations and to feel comfortable responding to medical and other crisis situations as needed. The Nurse will also need to feel comfortable with multi-tasking, several disruptions within their workday, and making independent decisions. While the ARC Program is a 24/7 operation, the Intake and Admissions Nurse is expected to work Monday to Friday, 7.5-hour day shifts. This position may require occasional work on evenings and weekends.

Application:  Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID #ARC 21-0203 to by March 10, 2021.

Sherbourne is dedicated to building an organization that reflects the diversity of our clients and the communities we serve. This includes diversity in languages spoken, culture, race, sexual orientation and gender identity. Requests for accommodation due to disability can be made at any stage in the recruitment process.

We thank all applicants for their interest but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

BOLD.                 KIND.                   REAL.               OPEN.               WE CARE.

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