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Registered Nurse – Wound Care – Community Outreach Team

The Scarborough Hospital

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted May 15, 2023.

Registered Nurse – Wound Care – Community Outreach Team

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Job Number: J0523-0448
Job Title: Registered Nurse – Wound Care – Community Outreach Team
Job Category: Nursing
Hospital Location: Centenary/General/Birchmount
Job Type: Full Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: ONA Local 111
Hours: Days, Weekends

Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. We are also proud to be named one of Greater Toronto’s Top Employers for 2022! Learn more at

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination status to the Hospital’s Workplace Health and Safety department.

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

• Practice in accordance with the Regulated Health Professions Act, Gerontological Nurses Association (GNA) Standards, The Long-Term Care Homes Act, the Practice Standards set by the College of Nurses of Ontario and standards
• Perform detailed holistic assessment of clients with wound, ostomy, and/or continence-related concerns
• Formulate treatment recommendations in collaboration with the interprofessional team, and develop a plan of care
• Lead advances in clinical practice through the provision of clinical expertise and education related to skin, wound care, for acute and chronic wounds, and stoma management
• Demonstrated teaching skills and expertise in preparing effective teaching tools and methods are preferred
• Provide leadership and promote excellence in patient-centred nursing care through expert practice, education, consultation and research
• Actively participate in a Regional NLOT Community of Practice
• Provide input and support in the development and implementation of integrated hospital-community-LTCH clinical pathways
• Develop linkages with external partners as appropriate to ensure continuity of care
• Provide direct patient care to LTC residents
• Utilize the Clinical Information System
• Utilize the protective equipment provided and identifies and report hazards
• This position will work in off-site community settings providing clinical care to support residents living in Long-Term Care (LTC) homes within a specific sub-regional boundary in Scarborough


• Apply clinical knowledge and leadership skills to collect and interpret information, make appropriate clinical decisions, and conduct therapeutic nursing interventions.
• Provide care that is characterized by up-to-date, ethical, and resource-efficient clinical practice and effective communication in partnership with patients, families, and clinical teams.
• Must have demonstrated leadership skills, excellent critical thinking and the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations.


• Bachelor′s Degree in Nursing
• Current Registered Nurse registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification required
• Completion- Nurses Specialized in Wound, Ostomy and Continence Canada (NSWOCC) WOC-EP Program
• Acute medicine experience within the last two years
• Wound and Ostomy Care experience within the last two years
• Advanced clinical knowledge related to Pressure Injury Prevention
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal
• Demonstrates excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical-thinking skills
• Demonstrates excellent organizational, time-management and team-building skills
• Demonstrates initiative and the ability to function both independently and as an inter-professional team member
• Flexible and adaptable regarding assignment locations
• Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients,
colleagues and volunteers and other members of the community and public
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to
fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation.
• Demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to SHN’s comprehensive safety
programs and practices, including staff safety, patient safety, and environmental
safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
• Demonstrates excellent work performance and attendance record
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of
our patient/staff population and community
• Valid Ontario Driver’s license and access to a car required


• Gerontology training and education
• Gentle Persuasive Approach course

Physical Demands:

• Assists with lifting, transferring, ambulation of the patient etc.
• Sitting, standing, reaching, bending, walking

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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