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Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care Unit


Toronto, ON, CANADA
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Job Title:
Registered Nurse - Medical Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care Unit
Division: - Nursing
Category: Toronto Western Hospital
Posted Date: 03-Nov-14
Location: Toronto, Ontario, Canada


Position: Staff Registered Nurse
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: Medical Surgical/Neurosurgical Intensive Care Unit 
Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week; 12 Hour Days/Nights - Every Other Weekend & Statutory Holidays
Status: Permanent Full-Time

The University Health Network (UHN), consisting of Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, is a recognized leader in patient care, research and education. UHN brings together new tools, technologies and talent to make us an international leader in healthcare and the ideal place to build your nursing career.

Toronto Western Hospital is located in the vibrant heart of the downtown communities of South Annex, College, Queen and King Street West. It is a 239-bed academic health science centre dedicated to delivering exceptional patient care, providing a breadth of services from emergency care to sophisticated brain surgery.

As a world leader in neuroscience, TWH is constantly pushing the boundaries of research, offering pioneering treatments and using state-of-the-art technology. The hospital also has a strong community focus, providing innovative programs for and information to children, seniors, diabetes patients and many multicultural groups. With expertise in musculoskeletal health and arthritis, the hospital's programs also include orthopaedics, rheumatology and the hand program as well as a busy Emergency Department that sees more than 50,000 patients yearly.

The 22-bed Medical/Surgical/Neuro Intensive Care Unit is a regional centre for neurosurgical and spinal cord injured patients and provides nurses with a wide variety of professional challenges.

Nurses use a broad range of critical care skills, in a unit where decision-making autonomy is emphasized. A number of resources have been created to support patients and families including a bereavement team. Nurses rotate as the unit resource nurse regularly, which includes responding to Code Blue calls within the hospital. MSICU/NICU has a comprehensive Critical Care Rapid Response Team, where nurses participate in the assessment of patients at risk for ICU admission and follow complex patients post discharge.

The majority of patients have diagnoses of:

  • Neurologic disorders
  • General internal medical conditions
  • Disorders requiring:
  • Neurosurgery (head and spine)
  • General surgery
  • Orthopedic surgery


  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
    Completion of a Critical Care Course
  • Minimum one (1) to two (2) years recent/current, direct acute care Medical/Surgical Nursing experience
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Exceptional decision making and problem solving ability
  • B. Sc. N. preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.) certification preferred
  • Current MSICU and NICU experience preferred
  • Membership with the RNAO preferred

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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