Registered Nurse

Full time

Hours: Monday to Friday, morning, afternoon, evening and rotational weekend shifts

Salary: @29.90 - $43.23 / hour

As a specialist in the field of developmental an intellectual disabilities, CWSDS has experienced continued growth over the last five years.  As such, we are looking to hire a Registered Nurse (RN) on a full time basis (37.5 hours per week).  This position will report to the Health Services Manager.



  • Acting as the Registered Nurse for people supported as assigned.
  • Providing health teaching and resource material to direct support professionals regarding the management of overall preventative health care including specific diseases and conditions.
  • Interpreting the physician’s orders to direct support professionals
  • Teaching new techniques, procedures, treatments and skills related to the health needs of the persons supported
  • Administering treatments and performing procedures that require nursing skills, such as prescribed injections, blood pressure.
  • Completing nursing assessments, progress reports and health care plans in accordance with persons supported health needs.
  • Liaising with hospital staff when persons supported are admitted on a short-term basis.
  • Responding to medical emergencies as required and providing appropriate follow-up
  • Monitoring drug therapy in accordance with the physician’s orders and agency policy.
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation for persons supported as assigned.
  • Performing delegated medical acts sanctioned by the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Other duties as assigned.



  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing, with registration as a Nurse (R.N.) in Ontario, plus significant experience after graduation providing nursing services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, mental health challenges and challenging behaviours.
  • Maintains a Valid Standard First Aid and CPR/AED “Level C” Certificate.
  • Proven experience providing professional nursing services to persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities including Autism and/or mental health disorders.
  • Knowledge of preventative health care and management of psychiatric and behavioural issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a clinical team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.
  • Flexibility to work morning, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts
  • Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s License and a vehicle for conducting visits and other related activities.
  • Providing proof of vaccination for COVID-19 and maintaining vaccination status as necessary from time to time during employment. Should you be unable to vaccinate for a bona fide human rights related reason, CWSDS will investigate whether accommodation is possible without undue hardship.

LOCATION: Oakville.  Some travel required across Halton Region