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Registered Nurse - CVICU PPT

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 22, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
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ONA Posting #897357

Position: Registered Nurse - 2 Positions
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU)
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Scale/Grade: E0 06
Salary Range: $34.24 - $49.02 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Anticipated Hours of the Position 24 Hours/Week; Days/Nights/Weekends, 12 Hour Shifts
Status: Permanent Part 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.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a 24-bed unit; the largest of its kind in Canada and the third largest in North America.

The unit accommodates 1,500 heart surgery patients and 30 heart transplant patients a year. We also provide care to vascular surgery patients, including 500 standard vascular surgery cases and 100 endo-vascular aneurysm repairs (EVAR) cases each year.

Most patients come to the unit following surgery, such as aortic coronary bypass, valve replacement and repair, heart transplantation, aneurysm repair and correction of adult congenital defects. Other patients require technological support such as the implantation of ventricular assist devices, SLED, IABP, and spinal drain.

As a member of the Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit, the Registered Nurse will perform primary nursing duties that are consistent with the job classification and/or clinical specialty as required such as Intra-Aortic Balloon Pump (IABP) and Continuous Venous-Venous Hemodialysis(CVVHD).

  • Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • Minimum 1 to 2 years recent Surgical experience
  • Completion of a recognized Critical Care course preferred - We would consider sponsoring qualified Applicants through the next Critical Care program
  • Able to comply with the physical demands of the unit
  • Excellent interpersonal and decision making skills
  • B. Sc. N. preferred
  • Previous C.V. Surgery experience preferred
  • Previous C.V.I.C.U. 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: May 9, 2022 Closing Date: May 30, 2022

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.

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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