Program: Children & Youth Services
Location: Toronto South
Status: Full-time, Union
Hours: 36.25 hrs/week
Salary: $82,234 – $104,219
Date Posted: November 17, 2021
Closing Date: December 1, 2021
About Surrey Place:
At Surrey Place we help children and adults living with developmental disabilities, autism spectrum disorder and visual impairments reach their full potential. We offer a variety of groups and workshops for clients, families, and caregivers, as well as extensive education and consultation services to community agencies.
Our comprehensive programs and services range from assessment, diagnosis, and one-on-one treatment to family counselling and group support and is provided by a broad network of clinicians and professionals. Surrey Place is accredited with Accreditation Canada and is affiliated with the University of Toronto and other academic institutions and is a teaching site for students in a variety of health care professions.
Surrey Place employs nearly 500 employees, with 12 locations in the GTA and we also provide video-conferencing services to communities in north-western Ontario.
The Children’s Services department at Surrey Place is seeking a Clinical Nurse Specialist. The Clinical Nurse Specialist, supported by a team, will set vision and lead research aimed at promoting the health and wellness of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities or autism spectrum disorder. The Clinical Nurse Specialist will develop resources to increase the capacity of involved health care providers in various systems to collaborate in facilitating these transitions, to identify key disparities, gaps and barriers that need to be addressed, and workable solutions.
- Assessing current patterns of care and identifying gaps and barriers in services related to transitions from paediatrics to adults
- Developing and implementing resources for primary care providers and others to help translate knowledge gained related to service needs into practice
- Developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives in primary care, and related policy development and planning
- Developing and implementing quality improvement initiatives
- Provide evidence-based practice with awareness of the international research
- Collaborating with and supporting partners including community health and developmental services agencies
- Presenting at relevant conferences
- Promoting the six Cs of nursing: care, compassion, competence, communication, courage, and commitment
- Other duties as required
- Master’s degree in nursing from a recognized university
- Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
- Experience working with individuals with developmental disabilities an asset
- Experience in a community setting or public health nursing an asset
- A satisfactory Police Records Check (Vulnerable Sector Screening), and proof of being fully vaccinated from Covid-19
- Proficient with Microsoft Office 365
- Fluency in French considered an asset
How To Apply:
- To be considered for this position, you must be passionate about the work we do, and share our organizational values.
- Save your resume and cover letter in the following format: firstname.lastname (ie. John.Smith).
- Send your resume and cover letter to People Services, email@example.com, quoting file 21166 in the subject line of your email by the closing date.
Surrey Place is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates from diverse groups are encouraged to apply. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodation appropriate arrangements will be made to assist you through this process. Successful candidates who receive a conditional offer of hire will be eligible for accommodation in employment up to the point of undue hardship for bona fide human rights related restrictions and limitations. We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.