CUPE Job Posting # 891537
Registered Practical Nurse
Lyndhurst Centre, Toronto Rehab
Spinal Cord Rehab Program - Unit 1B
Manager, Program Services
$31.175 to $32.385 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
0.5 FTE - Day/Evening
“Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”
The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. 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 groundbreaking 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.
The Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital. Bringing together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions Toronto Rehab is located at four sites: University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave).. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.
Our dynamic, multidisciplinary team consists of, but not limited to physicians, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional support, social work, pharmacy, and pastoral care. The focus for the health care team is quality patient outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.
- Provide education to patients and families regarding relevant deficits and related health promotion interventions
- Works effectively independently as well as collaboratively with inter-professional team
- Contributes to the care planning process and follows a designed plan of care
- Provides safe, competent care within Scope of Practice
- Actively participates in education/mentorship of RPN students and new staff
- Actively participates in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives
- Compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients
Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (General Certificate) and member in good standing, required
Diploma preparation as an RPN in a recognized education program for Nursing preferred
Completion of a health assessment/physical assessment course from an accredited college or university in the past 2 to 3 years (or equivalent) required; qualified internal applicants, if currently enrolled in a health assessment/physical assessment course, the course must be successfully completed before January 1, 2021
Recent health assessment course required
Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada) required
Current medication certificate (if not included in diploma program) required
Medical asepsis (if not included in diploma program) preferred
Recent experience in rehabilitation nursing care of neurological patient populations required
Experience providing care to patients who require trach care, suctioning, tube feeding and bowel and bladder management required
Familiarity with principles of rehabilitation and practice implications required
Ability to assess and care for patients with multiple medical needs
Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, and monitor clinical status and intervene appropriately with changes in clinical status, required
Ability to appropriately care for patients who present with severe behavioural dysfunction, including engagement and re-direction, required
Ability to recognize changes in behaviour and follow prescribed behavioural management strategies required
Ability to appropriately care for patients who present with severe cognitive and physical impairment required
Knowledge of standards of practice and applicable health care legislation
Computer proficiency required or willing to pursue appropriate computer training
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.
January 13, 2022 Closing Date: February 4, 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 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.