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Parish Nurse

Parish Nurse

Company: Holy Trinity Church, Thornhill
140 Brooke Street
Thornhill, Ontario , L4J 1Y9
Phone: 905-889-5931

Position Description

Ministry Position: Parish Nurse

Holy Trinity, Thornhill, is a parish that strives to be “engaged when gathered and relevant when scattered”. The successful candidate will joined a parish that has been serving its community since 1830 and through the Parish Nurse Ministry for the past 30 years.

Purpose of the Position: The Parish Nurse will continue to further develop, organize and maintain our healing ministry within the parish, by planning and setting out goals, by working with an established Health & Wellness Committee, and by carrying out a ministry which promotes health and wholeness in the name of Jesus Christ.


Personal Health Counseling

  • Discuss health problems with those seeking guidance and information.
  • Make home, hospital and nursing home visits as needed.
  • Offer presence and prayer during times of crisis and celebration.
  • Make referrals as necessary.

Coordinate and Train Volunteers

  • Encourage parishioners with health expertise to offer their skills regarding health-related issues and concerns.
  • Be supportive of parishioners engaged in caring ministries.
  • Work with, and support the activities of, the parish Health & Wellness Committee.
  • Assess parish health needs, and train and empower others in meeting such needs where identifiable.
  • Work with parish committees and groups where cooperative efforts would enhance health ministry.

Coordinate Networking of Resources in the Congregation and Community

  • Work in conjunction with the clergy in the professional care-giving ministry of the church.
  • Refer parishioners to various support services as needed.
  • Maintain strong contact with other health professionals in the community.
  • Act as liaison with community resources and services.


  • Report quarterly to the Advisory Board and annual to the Vestry.
  • Attend scheduled staff meetings.
  • Maintain thorough and confidential records
  • Establish a budget emphasizing efficient use of resources.
  • Network with other Parish Nurses.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development in the field of parish nursing.
  • Report to the Parish Priest.


A minimum of 5 years nursing experience, including community nursing or teaching experience, to continue the ongoing work of parish nursing. Parish Nurse certification is an asset.


This a part-time position of 21 hours per week (some Sunday attendance is required, depending on the program). Salary and benefits to be determined.

Interested persons are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to The Search Committee at

Deadline: Friday May 31st, 2018. Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Posted: May 16, 2018 | Expires: May 31, 2018
Posted Under: Pastoral
Career ID: [ 5418 ]