Registered Nurse - Neurovascular

University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Registered Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
General Nursing
ONA Job Posting #875075

Position: Registered Nurse (2 positions)
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: 6A Neurovascular Unit
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Scale/Grade: E0:06
Salary Range: $33.90-48.53 per hour (start rate determined in accordance with the collective agreement requirements)
Hours: Anticipated hours of the position are 22.5 hours per week; Shifts: 12 hours Days/Nights/Weekends and Stats
Status: Permanent Part- time

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

At University Health Network (UHN), 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 Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital is home to one of the world's largest and most comprehensive multidisciplinary teams working hand-in-hand to prevent and confront problems of the brain and spine. One in three Canadians will experience a brain-related condition such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, Epilepsy, Stroke or Concussion, in their lifetime.

The Neurovascular Unit (NVU) within the Krembil Brain Institute (KBI) program is the first of its kind in Canada. We champion a vision of right environment, for the right patient at the right time. It is a world-class care centre offering 40 in-patient beds including 20 High Acuity Level II beds for patients who require specialized interventions and monitoring. The Neurovascular Unit was designated as the District Stroke Centre for the West Toronto Region.

In 2017, NVU achieved stroke distinction from the Accreditation Canada for demonstrating national leadership, clinical excellence and commitment for continuous improvement of care for neurovascular patients. As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, the Registered Nurse for the Neurovascular 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.

Furthermore, as a member of the Neurovascular Unit, you will have a variety of career development opportunities such as;
  • Involvement in Quality Improvement and/or research projects as part of the Krembil Nursing Awards
  • Nursing fellowship opportunities through the Collaborative Academic Practice within UHN
  • Involvement in unit based councils to implement change
  • Obtain experience with rare and unique patient population and interventions in our Krembil program

  • 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
  • BScN degree preferred
  • Coronary Course 1 (CC1) preferred
  • Cardiac monitoring skills preferred
  • CNA Neuroscience Certification preferred
  • Neurovascular experience preferred
  • Completion of an Acute Care Course preferred; would consider sponsoring a qualified applicant through the Acute Care Certificate Program
  • 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.

Re-Posting Date: September 14, 2021 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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