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Registered Nurse - Day Surgery Unit/PACU TWH

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing, Surgery
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ONA Posting #893639

Position: Registered Nurse (6 positions) - New Grads Welcome
Department: Day Surgery Unit/Post Anesthetic Care Unit
Location: Toronto Western Hospital
Scale/Grade: E0 06
Salary Range: $33.90 - $48.53 per hour (Start rate determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 37.50 Hours/Week - 7.5 Days/Evenings/Nights - 12 Hour Weekends Days/Nights
Status: Permanent Full-time

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning ...

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

The Registered Nurse practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession. The principal responsibilities include: applying knowledge of nursing science, theory, skill and critical decision making in the provision of compassionate, collaborative and competent care in accordance with the UHN Professional Practice Model for Nursing and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN; ensuring practice is consistent with professional standards and the ethical framework as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the UHN policy and procedure.

Nurses in the Day Surgery Unit care for up to 75 patients per day Monday to Friday. These patients are registered, and then admitted, undergo a surgical procedure, and are discharged on the same day. The majority of patients require: surgical treatment from various surgical specialties.

The Post Anaesthesia Care Unit, PACU, provides post-operative care to patient who have undergone surgery and are recovering from anaesthesia which includes general anaesthesia, regional anaesthesia, and local anaesthesia with sedation. Patients who have had interventional radiology procedures or mini neuro-surgical procedures in the procedure room are also monitored and recovered here.

Surgical procedures done at Toronto Western Hospital, TWH, include neuro surgery, spinal surgery, orthopaedic, hand and plastic surgery, general surgery and minimally invasive surgery, urology procedures, and ophthalmology procedures.

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Current PACU experience in a tertiary care - teaching institution
  • Critical Care Certificate required
  • 3 to 5 years current Medical/Surgical experience
  • Minimum one (1) year Critical Care experience preferred
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job
  • Evidence of collaborative practice
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Strong decision making and problem solving skills
  • Knowledge and understanding of ethical concerns, frameworks and influences
  • Evidence of continuing education preferred
  • BScN preferred
  • ACLS preferred
  • BScN preferred
  • Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Posting Date: March 17, 2022 Closing Date: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however for non-UHN employees, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
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