ONA Job Posting #881584
Position: Registered Nurse - Neurovascular (New Graduate Opportunity) (25 Positions)
Site: Toronto Western Hospital
Department: 6A Neurovascular Unit
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Salary Range: $33.90-48.53 per hour (start rate determined in accordance with the collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Shifts: 12 hours Days/Nights/Weekends and Stats
Status: Permanent Full 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.
Posting Date: August 12, 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 and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.