Registered Nurse – ARC

internal/external posting
job title: Registered Nurse
job ID #: ARC 19-1001
department: Acute Respite Care (ARC)
reports to: Program and Services Director, ARC and Mental Health
salary range: MCS3 – $30.36 – $38.43 per hour
status: Part time non standard
hours: Occasional; night shifts, especially on weekends.

who we are:
Sherbourne 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 every one, and we prioritize those who face barriers to care: LGBT2SQ community members; newcomers to Canada; and people who are homeless and under-housed. Our unique programs combine primary health 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 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, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individual 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 is an integral member of an interdisciplinary team to support the improvement of the health and well-being of clients, by understanding the impact of the broad determinants of health on people’s ability to attend to their health care needs. You will provide care within a health promotion framework and will have familiarity with the health issues that are experienced by homeless and other marginalized persons. In partnership with care providers, both internally at Sherbourne and externally, and in the community, you’ll help 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; develop and maintain currency of care plans; administers prescribed medications and treatments; document according to Sherbourne and Nursing standards; provide health teaching to clients; provides care for clients pre and post operatively with an acute medical issue or undergoing cancer treatment, where their health outcome can improve after a short term stay.

to thrive in this role, you’ll need:


• Current R.N. Registration with the Ontario College of Nurses.
• 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 working with individuals who face mental health and substance use issues.
• Knowledge of the health and social issues faced by diverse LGBT2SQ communities and in particular trans communities, in Ontario.
• Demonstrated knowledge of clinical theories and practices, and the basic determinants of health.
• Demonstrates an understanding of working within an anti-oppression framework.
• 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 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.
• 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.

conditions of employment:
• Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks
• Vulnerable Sector check to be initiated upon first day.
• 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 RN will be responsible for providing direct nursing assessment and treatment within an interdisciplinary team setting, in a 24/7 inpatient care unit.
• The RN is expected to work evenings, nights and/or weekends in order to be available to the health and social needs of the clients.

to apply: Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID #ARC 19-1001 to by 5:00 pm, October 31, 2019.

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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