Registered Nurse - Spine/Neurosurgery

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 26, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
ONA Job Posting # 896128

Position: Registered Nurse
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Spine/Neurosurgery
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Scale/Grade: E0:06
Salary Range: $33.90- $48.53 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Shifts: Days/Nights/Weekends
Status: Permanent Full-Time

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of a Registered Nurse in our Spine/Neurosurgery 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.

This 28-bed unit is a specialized spine unit within the Krembil Neuroscience Centre and one of a few in the country. Our spine patients range from those having neurosurgical spine procedures to those experiencing emergent infectious, oncological, and traumatic processes with potentially devastating consequences. We also care for other neurological/neurosurgical patients.

The majority of patients have diagnoses of:
  • Spinal stenosis
  • Herniated disc
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Spinal tumours and abscesses
  • General neurosurgery excluding SAH, pituitary tumor
  • Neurological disorders
  • Chronic pain disorders

As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, 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; 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
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification
  • Flexible and able to work effectively and efficiently within an interdisciplinary patient care team
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and decision making skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Must be able to meet the physical demands of the Units
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) preferred
  • Experience in the care of the Neurosurgery and Neurology patients 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 31, 2022 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

If you are interested in making your contribution 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 will be given first consideration.

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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