City of Toronto hiring 100 nurses for mass immunization sites

Jan 6 2021, 8:11 pm

The City of Toronto is looking to hire 100 Registered Practical Nurses to join their Vaccine Preventable Diseases team as more vaccinations roll out.

According to the city, they are looking to hire part-time nurses to work at various locations from Monday through Sunday, for about 70 hours every two weeks.

Hourly rates range between $33.63 to $36.85.

The city states that the “Registered Practical Nurse Public Health provides immunization services to the community and schools as required (e.g. Hepatitis B, COVID-19, Influenza, HPV).”

At the City of Toronto’s Wednesday press conference, Dr. Eileen de Villa said that there’s been significant progress vaccinating one third of the city’s long-term care homes. She added that she had full confidence all residents, staff, and care-givers will be vaccinated by the January 21 deadline.

As of Tuesday, the Ontario government had administered around 57,000 COVID-19 vaccines out of the 148,000 that are readily available.

The province is currently in Phase One of the vaccine rollout plan which is prioritizing long-term care residents, healthcare workers, and essential caregivers at long-term care homes in the priority regions such as Toronto, Peel, York, and Windsor-Essex.

The city has posted a job listing for nurses that qualify, head to their website to apply.

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