Job title: Registered Practical Nurse – Vascular/Cardiovascular Surgery Inpatient Unit

Company: University Health Network

Job description: Company DescriptionThe University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education. 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 ground breaking 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.Job DescriptionUnion: SEIU
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Vascular/Cardiovascular Surgery Inpatient Unit
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: $35.19 – $35.97 per hour (start rate in accordance with collective agreement)
Status: Permanent Full -Time
Closing Date: May 9, 20244 A/B Munk team offers care to Cardiology, Cardiovascular surgery, and Vascular surgery patient populations. Patients admitted to this unit have a variety of care needs including: interventional procedures that require a shorter hospital stay, or cardiovascular and/or vascular surgical procedures as inpatients.The culture on the Unit includes daily interprofessional teamwork and supports individual nurse’s professional development, as well as offers opportunities to develop excellent critical thinking and decision making skills.As part of a diverse interprofessional team, nurses require knowledge, experience and skills within cardiology, cardiovascular and vascular surgery clinical fields. These include but are not limited to: arrhythmia interpretation, telemetry monitoring, removal of radial clamps and/or femoral sheaths post-procedure, and postoperative care: chest tubes care, temporary pacemaker care, etc.As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, the Registered Practical 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.Qualifications

  • 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 with adult acute care Surgical patients 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
  • Able to comply with the physical demands of the Unit
  • Evidence of continuing education
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with evidence of strong organizational and decision making skills
  • 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
  • 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.

Additional InformationWhy join UHN?In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

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  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP

) * Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service

  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

All applications must be submitted before the posting close date.UHN uses email to communicate with selected candidates. Please ensure you check your email regularly.Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any information provided by a candidate be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, UHN reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of their application.All UHN Employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, as a condition of hire. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with UHN’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in effect.UHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive recruitment process and workplace. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known.We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

Location: Toronto, ON

Job date: Fri, 03 May 2024 03:28:50 GMT