Registered Nurse (LGBT2SQ)

internal/external posting

job title: Registered Nurse

job ID #: LGB RN 21-1123

department: LGBT2SQ Communities

reports to: Programs & Services Director, LGBT2SQ Communities

salary range: MCS3 – $31.33 – $39.67 per hour

status: Full Time, Permanent

hours: 37.5 hours

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.

Sherbourne provides innovative health care and social services to the diverse urban population of southeast Toronto.  While our doors are open to everyone, we focus on people who are homeless or under-housed; LGBTQ, and newcomers to Canada.  We are funded by the Ministry of Health, Toronto Central LHIN, Ministry of Child and Youth Services, City of Toronto and many generous companies, groups and individuals.

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.

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.

 

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 Sherbourne’s priotity populations. You will provide care within a health promotion framework in partnership with internal and external care providers, playing a key role in improving population health while working to a full scope of nursing practice.

day to day responsibilities:

  • 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.

To thrive in this role, you’ll need

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 settings

 

skills/abilities:

  • Experience working with, and understanding of the social determinants of health as they impact  Sherbourne’s priority populations
  • Understanding of population health issues for LGBT2SQ communities, newcomers/refugees, and persons experiencing homelessness and who use substances
  • Experience and 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 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, Accuro prefered
  • Primary care health assessments and education including sexual health counselling, well-baby visits, scheduled immunizations, and cancer screening and prevention
  • Openness to working ocassionally in satellite locations as needed
  • Proven ability to problem solve effectively and independently.
  • Experience with health program planning, implementation, and evaluation is an asset
  • 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:

  • Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory outcome of background checks i.e., professional references, education verification, criminal background check, and vulnerable sector check.
  • 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.

to apply:  Please forward a cover letter and resume quoting Job ID #LGB RN 21-1123 to myjob@sherbourne.on.ca by December 5, 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.

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