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Registered Practical Nurse - Neurovascular

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
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Position: Registered Practical Nurse (1 Position)
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: 6A Neurovascular Unit
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Scale/Grade: U0 62
Salary Range: $30.75 - $31.43 per hour (Start rate in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Up to 22.5 hours per week; Shifts: Days/Nights/Weekends
Status: Temporary Part-time (approx 12 months)

''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 Neurovascular Unit (NVU) at the Krembil Neuroscience Centre is the first unit of its kind in Canada. We champion a vision of right environment, for the right patient at the right time. Ours is a world-class care centre offering a 30 bed in-patient unit which includes 10 High Acuity Level II beds for patients who require specialized monitoring and extra care.

As a member of the Neurovascular nursing and multi-disciplinary team, the Registered Practical Nurse practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, the UHN Professional Practice Model and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN to provide compassionate, collaborative and competent care, while meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession. The principal responsibilities include: applying knowledge of nursing process, as it relates to scope of practice, to achieve identified patient goals when overall care needs are less complex, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low; identifies and recognizes abnormal or unusual patient responses and consults with the RN or other members of the health care team; provides aspects of care for highly complex patients when in close consultation with the registered nurse directing the patient's care; 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; demonstrating commitment to professional life long learning by participating in continuing education activities to meet the needs of the patient population served and the standards of the profession; performing reflective practice, analyzing and evaluating nursing knowledge and modifying practice accordingly to improve the quality of nursing and patient care; performing cross-functional and other responsibilities, as assigned and/or requested.

• Completion of college, or other approved Registered Practical Nursing program including practicum experience
• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
• Current medication certificate which meets the standards of practice established by the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Demonstrates competencies as per unit/program competency-based checklist
• Recent experience working on a Neurovascular unit preferred
• Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards
• Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task
• Compliance with confidentiality requirements
• Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication and time management skills
• Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies
• Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
• Good computer skills
• Coronary Course 1 (CC1) preferred
• Acute Care experience preferred
• Neurovascular experience 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 15, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

If you are interested in contributing at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

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.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.
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