Registered Nurse

Are you a Registered Nurse with acute care experience?  Do you want to be part of a team providing care advice and educating families within the community, working to keep adults and children safe?  If so, then we have an opportunity for you!

We are currently looking for two (2) Registered Nurses to join our team at the Ontario Poison Centre as Specialists in Poison Information (SPI’s). The Ontario Poison Centre provides information and education via telephone to the general public and healthcare professionals across the provinces of Ontario, Manitoba and Nunavut regarding exposures to poisonous substances.  

Following a comprehensive orientation, you will respond to poisoning and drug overdose calls related to both adult and paediatric exposures. You will engage in the nursing process by assessing the patient, developing and modifying an evidence-based plan of care, and evaluating its effectiveness in collaboration with our inter-professional team. In addition to your primary role as a SPI, you may have an opportunity to participate in poison prevention education, research and other leadership activities.

The candidate can choose between the Ottawa site located at Montfort Hospital and the Toronto site.

Here’s What You’ll Need

  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing or evidence of working towards.
  • Registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • 3 years acute care experience, preferably in an intensive care unit or an emergency department.
  • Fluency in French-English is strongly preferred.
  • Proficiency in a variety of Windows based applications is required and strong keyboarding skills are necessary.
  • Ensure clinical competence and current knowledge base through continued education and lifelong learning.
  • Highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work independently, as well as within an inter-professional team.
  • Excellent attention to detail and efficient time management skills.
  • Demonstrated resilience to adapt to an ever-changing environment.
  • Commitment to continuous learning, improvement and evidence-based practice.
  • Once you have achieved eligibility (approximately 2 years of full time work as a SPI) it is an expectation that you write the examination to become a Certified Specialist in Poison Information (CSPI). The CSPI certification must be achieved and maintained throughout employment.

Here's What You'll Get

This position offers full benefits including health and dental coverage, vacation time, sick time, personal days, LTD, life insurance and the opportunity to participate in the SickKids Pension plan.

Employment Type

Permanent, Full Time 0.9 FTE 


The shifts are 11.25 hours and are typically 7 am - 7 pm, 11 am - 11 pm or 7 pm - 7 am.