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Job Number: J1020-0425

Job Title: Registered Nurse - Centre for Diabetes Care/ Diabetes Education

Department: Centre For Complex Diab. Care

Job Category: Nursing

Hospital Location: General/Birchmount

Job Type: Part Time

Number Of Positions: 1

Union: ONA Local 111

Hours: Days, Evenings


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. Learn more at

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.

The CCDC/DEC Registered Nurse reporting to the Patient Care Manager and working with an interdisciplinary team, helps adult clients with complex diabetes conditions and their families manage their health condition(s), treatment adherence and life changes by addressing the clinical needs and psychosocial aspects of diabetes that impact their lives. This position is a Central East LHIN regional program and may require travel throughout the Region. A valid driver′s licence and access to a vehicle is required.


• Providing a specialty-based focus, functions in a nursing role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately care for adult clients with diabetes with complex needs
• Providing education and counselling for adult clients with complex diabetes conditions and their families, including assisting the client in gaining knowledge, skills and confidence in self-management
• Acting as a resource to members of the inter-professional health care team
• Completing required documentation, including client charting, workload statistics, and quality assurance activities
• Attending clinics, client care rounds and educational sessions for adult clients with complex diabetes conditions
• Participating in outreach activities with our internal and external partners as a means to raise awareness of diabetes resources and referral to CCDC/DEC
• Act as a system navigator in implementing the plan of care with the patient
• Management of inpatient diabetes referral in conjunction with other inter-professional team members
• Participating in the design, implementation and evaluation of continuous quality initiatives


• Registered Nurse in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• 2 -3 years recent relevant clinical and community diabetes health experience, in particular with adult clients with complex needs
• Canadian Diabetes Educator Certificate, completed or in progress or completed a recognized diabetes program with relevant clinical experience with complex diabetes
• Clinical experience within critical care, chronic disease and management of multiple co-morbidities
• Demonstrated experience in adult education, health coaching/teaching, client self- management and case management skills
• Demonstrated knowledge of, and commitment to the principles of chronic disease prevention and management
• Excellent knowledge of, and experience within the health care system, particularly related to complex diabetes conditions
• Demonstrated exceptional interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills and judgement when relating to clients, families, co-workers and members of the interdisciplinary team
• Demonstrated ability to build and maintain effective relationships with a diverse range of people, and work effectively within an inter-professional team
• Demonstrated ability to organize workload and establish priorities effectively
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to exercise independent judgement and to assess situations and address problems efficiently and effectively
• Motivated self-directed learner, who takes initiative and seeks learning opportunities to enhance client care and professional competence
• 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
• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
• Excellent work performance and attendance


• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff, client and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service education in this area
• Experience within a clinic-based setting
• Experience with Mental Health and patient self-management
• Computer literacy, including knowledge of Meditech and computer programs such as Microsoft Office and Internet Explorer
• Ability to speak another language. Tamil an asset.

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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