Registered Nurse - Orthopaedics PPT

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
ONA Job Posting #897806

Position: Registered Nurse (4 positions)
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Orthopaedics 9A
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Salary Range: $34.24 - $49.02 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Anticipated hours of the position are 22.5 hours per week; Shifts: All Shifts
Status: Permanent Part-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Registered Nurse in our Orthopaedics Department.

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

The University Health Network, where "above all else the needs of patients come first", encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of groundbreaking firsts and a purpose of "Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning", the University Health Network (UHN), Canada's largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups. Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years. Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.

Nurses on this 28-bed unit care for surgical orthopaedics patients. The majority of patients have diagnoses of: Hip and knee disorders and other orthopedic conditions requiring surgical repair. Emergent orthopedic patients may have fractures of the hip, wrist, leg, ankle or arm requiring surgical intervention. Postoperatively, many of these patients may have femoral blocks, epidurals, PCA, and Oral PCA.

As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, the Registered Nurse for the Orthopaedics Unit 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; 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.

  • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required
  • Flexible and able to work effectively and efficiently within a interdisciplinary patient care team
  • Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and decision making skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred
  • Completion of an Acute Care Course 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.

Posted Date: April 28, 2022 Closing Date: Until Filled

If you are interested in this position, 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. 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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