Registered Nurse (full-time permanent)

Employer
Casey House - 360360
Location
119 Isabella Street, Toronto
Salary
Wages aligned to current ONA rates
Closing date
May 31, 2022

Job Details

About Us

Casey House is unlike any other hospital. We are a specialty hospital in Toronto providing ground-breaking care to people living with and at risk of HIV. Together with our clients, staff, peers and volunteers, we strive to create an inclusive environment where everyone feels safe. We offer a growing mix of inpatient, outpatient and community-based services that meet clients where they are in their individual journeys of health and wellness. Building on a legacy of advocacy and social justice, we actively dismantle barriers to care and safe living. We provide a community and sense of belonging that connects people to care. The humanity of each client is at the heart of everything we do. 

Casey House is committed to providing compassionate care by an extensive interdisciplinary team. If you have a passion and interest in joining an organization focused on supporting people with complex medical and psychosocial needs, and enjoy working in a dynamic environment, consider this opportunity to make a difference.

 

Position: Registered Nurse

Reports to: Clinical Leader, Inpatient unit 

Status: Full-time permanent (OPSEU bargaining unit)

Hours of work: 12 hours shifts within a 24-hour staffed hospital environment (days and nights required)

 

Position Overview:

We are presently recruiting for a full-time registered nurse to support the hospital’s inpatient unit and be accountable for direct client care.

Develop your mental health and harm reduction skills in a small inpatient unit housed in a new light-filled, purpose-built facility. Nurses work in partnership with physicians and an allied health team to provide values-led care for 14 patients with diverse needs. Engage in bedside nursing with a harm reduction approach to care for clinically complex medical issues, including opportunistic infections, early aging, oncologic and cardiovascular health concerns often coupled with psychiatric and substance use challenges. Casey House is the first to offer hospital-based supervised consumption services (SCS), available right on the unit.

A successful Casey House inpatient nurse blends their skills and abilities to build therapeutic relationships who delivers strong primary, harm reduction, and palliative nursing skills to optimize client outcomes.

Responsibilities: 

  • Develop meaningful nurse-client relationships by using a harm reduction, anti-oppressive, social justice and trauma-informed framework. 
  • Participate in a wide range of client care, including but not limited to; infectious disease investigations, mental health and substance use support, overdose responses, wound care, phlebotomy, post-surgical care, radiation/chemotherapy care, palliative and end of life care.
  • Work within an inter-professional team, with meaningful daily collaboration among team members to support and maintain high quality care.
  • Ensure standards of client care are maintained through evidence-informed practice and participation in continuous quality improvement. 
  • Continuous pursuit of ongoing professional development activities including but not limited to seminars, workshops, internal/external education programs/groups/series and professional affiliations.  

Qualifications: 

  • Alignment to values, strategic directions and mission of Casey House and able to practice care within these parameters. 
  • Current member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario. Membership in RNAO, CANAC and/or ANAC an asset. 
  • Minimum of one year of general nursing experience preferred. 
  • Experience in HIV/AIDS, mental health and addiction care is an asset, but not required. 
  • Good understanding of the principles of client-centred care (e.g. autonomy, self-determination). 
  • Strong nursing assessment skills. 
  • Proficiency in the use of computer technology. 
  • Highly developed conflict resolution, critical thinking, decision-making and problem solving skills. 
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills & demonstrated capacity to work within a well-defined interdisciplinary team. 

Benefits: 

  • Full alignment to ONA wage band. 
  • Participation in Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP). 
  • Competitive personal entitlement plan. 
  • Comprehensive benefits provided by Manulife, including extended health, dental, life insurance and LTD coverage. 

 

The Casey House team is committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live and serve, including those living with HIV. Casey House is committed to providing accommodation in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Please be aware that Casey House has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires all staff to be fully vaccinated, or for those not able to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, provide medical documentation and undertake point of care antigen testing no later than 48 hours prior to the start of each shift. 

This posting will close at 11:30PM on May 31, 2022. 

Company

Casey House is a unique clinical and health environment for HIV+ individuals. Founded in 1988, Casey House is a 14-bed sub-acute specialty hospital with an active Day Health Program, including in-house, community and outreach services, regulated under the Public Hospitals Act.  The inpatient unit moved into a state of the art facility in 2017 and is committed to providing compassionate quality care by an extensive inter-professional team including physicians, nursing, social work, complementary therapies, with consulting infectious disease expertise, psychiatry, community care management, dietary, occupational and physical therapy.

Find Us
Telephone
416-962-4040 x.2036
Location
119 Isabella Street
Toronto
Ontario
M4Y 1P2
CA

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