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Registered Nurse (Extended Class)--LGBTT Program, Sherbourne Health Centre

Full Time

Sherbourne Health Centre is a free-standing health centre funded by the
Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.  The Centre provides
innovative primary health care to all the diverse populations of
Southeast Toronto with special focus on homeless people, the lesbian,
gay, bisexual, transsexual and transgendered communities, and newcomers
to Canada. 

The LGBTT Primary Health Care Program provides medical and nursing
care, counselling, support groups, parenting resources, workshops and
community health promotion, as well as opportunities for education and
research.

The RN (EC) provides health care for clients who present with minor
episodic illnesses, minor injuries and stabilized chronic illnesses as
well as clients who present with more complex health and social needs.
This care may be carried out independently within the scope of practice
outlined by the College of Nurses or in consultation with a primary
care physician or other health care providers as appropriate.

Responsibilities

  • Provides ongoing culturally competent primary health care to
    clients throughout the lifespan including assessments, diagnosis,
    counselling, screening, referral, education, treatment & follow-up.
  • Orders diagnostic tests and prescribes medications in accordance with scope of practice for RN (EC).
  • Consults with other health professionals, as required, to
    establish a diagnosis and plan of care and works with clients, other
    team members and external providers/agencies to coordinate client care.
  • Offers supportive counselling and case management services to clients with mental health issues.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates health education or chronic
    disease management programs that are relevant to the issues and context
    of LGBTT communities.
  • Collaborates with team members/partners on workshops, community events and research activities
  • Maintains up-to-date knowledge of health care research and
    policy, particularly as it affects this population, and acts as a
    resource to clients, community members and other staff.
  • Acts as a preceptor for students and participates in training and education initiatives.
  • Participates in relevant networks and coalitions.

Qualifications:

  • Current registration as an RN (EC) with the College of Nurses of
    Ontario and experience in either primary health care or a community
    setting.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of LGBTT community health issues and relevant local organizations
  • Experience or interest in mental health issues and gender transition.
  • Commitment to collaborative practice with a wide range of professionals and an anti-oppression approach
  • Experience using computers and electronic charting an asset

This position is primarily regular days but may include some evening
and Saturday work.  We offer competitive compensation and
benefits, including participation in the Hospitals of Ontario Pension
Plan (HOOPP) and professional development.

As an employer, Sherbourne Health Centre 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.  

Application: If you are interested in this position, please forward a
letter of interest and resume
to            
 

recruit2006@sherbourne.on.ca
Sherbourne Health Centre
365 Bloor St. E. #301
Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4
Fax: 416-324-4188