Registered Nurse

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job title: Registered Nurse

job ID #: UHT 21-0201

department: Urban Health Team

reports to: Program & Services Director – Urban Communities

salary range: MCS3 $59,904.00- $75,835.50

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.

Rainbow Health Ontario (RHO) is a province—wide program of Sherbourne. RHO creates opportunities for the health care system to better serve LGBT2SQ communities. We achieve this through four main approaches: supporting practice and organizational change, influencing public policy, catalyzing research, and providing information and consultation.  

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.
  • Generous professional development plan: up to $1300 to be used towards learning activities and up to six fully paid professional development days per year – related to position/responsibilities.

about the role

We are presently looking for a Full-Time, Permanent Registered Nurse (RN) to join the Urban Health Team to provide primary nursing care to clients at Sherbourne Health. This position will have the opportunity to be involved in exciting leadership opportunities in multisectoral, partnership-based community health projects, including community flu clinics. 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 the drop-in programs such as WINK(Women in Need ‘Klinik”). This involves planning, implementation, and evaluation of these initiatives.      

to thrive in this role, you’ll need 


  • 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
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team.
  • 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 individuals that are homeless/underhoused
  • Openness to working ocassionally in satellite locations as needed
  • Comfortable using Remote Interpretation Ontario (RIO) phone interpretation line during client assessments
  • Proven ability to problem solve effectively and independently.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite, including Word, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams is an asset
  • Experience with health program planning, implementation, and evaluation 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 # UHT 21-0201 to by February 18, 2021.

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


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