Registered Nurse - Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre

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Job Number:
Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Care Centre
Job Type:
Temporary Part Time
Number of Positions:
$34.24 - $48.17/Hour
6 months
Employee Group:
Full Time Equivalent:
Hours of Work:

Women's College Hospital (WCH) is an academic, ambulatory care hospital in Ontario with a focus on health for women, health equity and health system solutions. If you're ready to be part of a team that is revolutionizing the future of healthcare, then you will want to join an institution where the possibilities for innovation, new discovery and system thinking are limitless. Women's College Hospital is committed to equity, quality and patient safety as key professional values and essential components of daily practice.

With the mobilization of our 2018-2022 Strategic Plan, WCH has entered an exciting phase of its history – strengthening its bond with partners and introducing a new and inspiring vision: Healthcare revolutionized for a healthier and more equitable world.


As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of full COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health, Safety & Wellness department.

Job Description

• The Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Nurse Examiner will provide comprehensive emergency care to adult (female and male) survivors of sexual assault and/or domestic violence who present to Women’s College Hospital or one of the hospital mobile sites) within 12 days of being assaulted.
• Assess physical, mental & emotional status of victims as well as their coping strategies.
• Provides emotional support/reassurances/ validation/ crisis counselling; understands & explains options for care in SADVCC; forensic evidence collection; physical examination & collection of hospital specimens for STI’s, pregnancy, etc. carries out prescribed treatments; provides accurate verbal & written information to clients about sexual assault, treatment rendered & follow-up services available; maintains thorough & accurate documentation according to established criteria. Community referrals: able to provide for the emotional needs of the client through information & referral to local support service agencies.
• Knowledge of these agencies & resources is necessary to best support the client; testifying in court-the RN strives for competency as an expert witness in providing courtroom testimony.
• Outreach is an essential part of this role in order to build relationships & linkages with services (internal and external) related to violence issues across WCH and the GTA. The ideal candidate will participate in program research activities. You must also have an understanding of diverse communities.
• On duty responsibilities include but not limited to: providing follow up phone calls within 72 hours of the emergency visit as well as follow up support/care, reporting of lab results; Participates in program research activities. Provides outreach activities to other professionals/community partners/public. Participates in QA, policy development and evaluation, maintains treatment room and follow up clinic

As a role model and champion you will work to identify and integrate safe, best practices into daily activities to foster the delivery of safe and exemplary care.

The responsibilities described above are representative and are not to be construed as all-inclusive.


• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing preferred
• Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Training preferred
• Crisis counselling skills and strong communication skills (both written & oral)
• Experience in emergency nursing preferred
• Physical assessment skills including vaginal examination; venipuncture
• Confident working independently
• Able to manage stressful situations
• Effective self-care strategies
• Teaching/public speaking experience
• Committed to an understanding & practice consistent with a feminist analysis of violence against women and cultural competency
• Ability to speak a second language is strongly preferred
• Demonstrates commitment to the strategic goals of the organization
• Demonstrated record of good performance and acceptable attendance will be considered as part of the selection criteria
• Professional behavior and communication that meets the standards of the professional regulatory college or association, as applicable, and the standards of Women’s College Hospital
• This position plays a critical role in acting as an advocate for safety and will demonstrate principles, practices and processes that will optimize a safe environment for all.

Closing Statement

Women's College Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fairness and equity in employment and our recruitment and selection practices. We encourage applications from Indigenous peoples, people with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups, members of racialized groups, women and any others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under our Access for People with Disabilities policy. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance.

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