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About the role:

Registered Nurses are integral to the interdisciplinary medical team providing healthcare services to detainees and their families at the Immigration Holding Centre in Toronto located at 385 Rexadale Boulevard. As a Registered Nurse on the team, you are responsible for providing 24/7 nursing services to a wide range of individuals with a wide range of medical and mental health concerns.

Supporting infection control measures and educating detainees on public health issues is a primary function of this role. You will administer medication, respond to traumas and assist in running clinics with the visiting Physicians, Psychiatrists and Psychologists. Registered Nurse are part of the primary healthcare resource for the detainees and are responsible for providing support to individuals of all ages.

This role is well suited to a Registered Nurse who is capable of working autonomously within their scope of practice. We are looking for Registered Nurses who are available to work a mix of shifts including days, evenings, weekends and nights.

Key Duties Include:

  • Performing medical assessments

  • Checking and monitoring basic vital signs

  • Collecting blood samples and fluids

  • Treating medical emergencies for patients experiencing issues such as heart attacks or strokes

  • Managing or responding to outbreaks such as influenza and other contagious diseases

  • Preparing, distributing, and administering prescriptions and over-the-counter medications

  • Maintaining and updating medical files

The qualifications:

  • Be licensed and in good standing with the College of Ontario Nurses

  • Have minimum 3 years of post-graduate experience as a Registered Nurse in the following environments: hospital setting, family practice, long term care facilities, or urgent care clinics

  • Must be certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS)

  • Be knowledgeable of public health issues and of the appropriate management of public health issues

Type of Assignment:

Full-time

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