Registered Nurse, LGBT2SQ Communities/Family Health Team

job title: Registered Nurse

job ID #: LHT 21-0512

department: LGBT2SQ Communities/ Family Health Team

reports to: Program & Services Director

salary range: CS4 $61,093.50 – $77,356.50

status: 6-month contract with possibility of extension, or secondment opportunity

hours: 37.5 hours per week

who we are

Sherbourne is a leading provider of quality health care and transformative support to people who face social, economic and other systemic barriers.   Our mission is to advance the equity and quality of care and services and to improve health for underserved communities.  This is done through primary health and chronic disease services; health promotion and education; outreach and social supports; and mental health services.

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:

WORKING AT SHERBOURNE

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.

about the role

We are presently looking for a Full-Time Registered Nurse (RN) to join the LGBT2SQ Communities Team to provide primary nursing care to clients at Sherbourne Health. Our Registered Nurses are key members of the interdisciplinary care team and work to their full scope of practice.

responsibilities & tasks

  • Providing comprehensive nursing care for clients at Sherbourne Health.
  • Collaborating with clients and families as well as the multidisciplinary team to develop client care plans.
  • Leading primary care appointments for reasons including chronic disease management, health teaching, scheduled immunizations, well baby visits, pap tests, venipuncture, electrocardiogram (ECGs), sexual health counselling, TB testing, and focused health history taking and triage for episodic health concerns.
  • Supporting clients by facilitating referrals to appropriate internal and external health and social services.
  • Playing a leadership role in supporting PrEP Cohort Study, HIV Point of Care Program and medication management.

qualifications: 

 education/experience:

  • Current Registration with the Ontario College of Nurses in the General Class (BScN preferred)
  • 3 to 5 years demonstrated Nursing experience in a community health, primary care, or similar setting

knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Experience/interest in working with Sherbourne’s priority populations
  • Understanding of population health issues for LGBT2SQ communities, newcomers/refugees, and persons experiencing homelessness.
  • Experience/interest in working with communities facing barriers to accessing health care due to poverty, social isolation, homelessness, mental health and/or substance use challenges.
  • Experience working with individuals going through gender transition, and working people living with HIV/AIDS
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • Strong knowledge of anti-racist, decolonizing, and anti-oppressive ways of working with newcomers, immigrants and refugees, persons experiencing homelessness, LGBT2SQ and racialized communities.
  • Solid interpersonal and crisis intervention skills.
  • Experience and comfort working with an electronic charting system
  • Primary care health assessments and education including sexual health counselling, well-baby visits, scheduled immunizations, and cancer screening and prevention
  • Understanding of the social determinants of health as they impact Sherbourne’s priority populations
  • Openness to working ocassionally in satellite locations as needed
  • Proven ability to problem solve effectively and independently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams is an asset
  • Availability to work flexible hours including days, evenings, and Saturdays.
  • Ability to speak a second language of Sherbourne’s priority populations is an asset

conditions of employment:

  • Employment is contingent upon the successful completion of professional references and background checks and a Vulnerable Sector Check.

As an employer, 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.

 to apply:  Please forward a cover letter and resume together in one pdf document quoting Job ID # LHT 21-0512 to myjob@sherbourne.on.ca . Position is open until filled. 

 

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

BOLD.                               KIND.                          REAL.                           OPEN.                           WE CARE.

To apply for this job email your details to myjob@sherbourne.on.ca