Registered Nurse

  • Part Time Non Standard/Casual
  • Toronto

Website Sherbourne Health

internal/external posting
job title: Registered Nurse (RN)
job ID #: PTNS RN
department: Acute Respite Care (ARC)
reports to: Director, ARC and Mental Health
salary range: CS1 $30.36 – $38.43 per hour
status: Union
hours: Occasional, hours not guaranteed (PTNS)

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.

At Sherbourne, our doors are open to everyone, and we prioritize those who face barriers to care: LGBT2SQ community members; immigrant, refugees and newcomers to Canada; and people who are homeless and under-housed. Our unique programs combine primary health care and chronic disease management, health promotion, outreach and social supports, and mental health services, to increase access for our priority populations, influence population health outcomes, and strive for organizational excellence. They include a Family Health Team (FHT), the Acute Respite Care (ARC) program, The Rotary Club of Toronto Health Bus, Supporting Our Youth, Rainbow Health Ontario, Women In Need ‘Klinik’ (WINK) and Health Access St. James Town.

Accredited with Exemplary Standing by Accreditation Canada, we are funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care, Toronto Central LHIN, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services, the City of Toronto and many generous donors.

The ARC Program is a short-term, 24/7 medical respite program for persons who are homeless underhoused and/or socially isolated who need a safe place to recuperate from an acute medical condition, illness, injury or surgery.

about the role:
You are a team player who understands the impact of the broad determinants of health on people’s ability to attend to their health care needs and provides care within a health promotion framework. You will have familiarity with the health issues that are experienced by homeless and other marginalized persons and will work in partnership with care providers, both internally at Sherbourne and externally, in the community to improve the health of clients accessing the ARC program.

day to day responsibilities:
As the RN, you will provide direct nursing assessment and treatment; complete comprehensive nursing assessments; administer appropriate treatment/course of action; develops and maintains currency of care plans; administer prescribed medications and treatments; document according to Sherbourne and Nursing standards; provide health teaching to clients; provides care for clients pre and post operatively and those with an acute medical issue who may be undergoing cancer treatment where their health outcome can improve after a short term stay.

to thrive in this role, you’ll need:


• Current Registration with the Ontario College of Nurses in the General Class; BScN preferred or extensive nursing experience.
• Experience obtained in either primary care, community setting or acute care is preferred.
• At least three years experience working with persons marginalized by social location including homelessness, poverty, sexual identity, gender identity, residency status.
• Experience with communities facing barriers to accessing health care due to social isolation, homelessness, mental health and substance use issues.
• Understands the health care system – both within Sherbourne and in general.
• Knowledge of available resources accessible to clients (e.g. food banks, local shelters, mental health programmes, etc.).

skills and abilities:

• Excellent assessment, and treatment planning skills
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to adapt communication style to audience.
• Developed conflict management and problem solving skills.
• Works effectively independently and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
• Demonstrated knowledge of clinical theories and practices, and the basic determinants of health.
• Demonstrates an understanding of working within an anti-oppression framework.

conditions of employment:

• Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks
• 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.

working conditions:

• The ARC program is a 24/7 unit. The position requires the ability to work flexible 12.5 hour shifts including regular evenings, nights, and weekends.
• Comfortable with multi-tasking, several disruptions within his/her work day, and making independent decisions, in consultation with others.

to apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID PTNS ARC to

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.

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