SEIU JOB POSTING #883282
Position: Registered Practical Nurse
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Nursing Resource Team (NRT)
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Hours: 37.50 Hours/Week; Shifts 12 Hour Days/Nights and Weekends/Statutory Holidays
Status: Permanent Full-Time
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The Nursing Resource Team (NRT)- Pandemic response team is an initiative created to respond to unit nursing staffing requirements at UHN based on pandemic related activities and staffing needs.
As a member of the NRT and multi-disciplinary team, the REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, the UHN Professional Practice Model and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN to provide compassionate, collaborative and competent care, while meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession. The principal responsibilities include: applying knowledge of nursing process, as it relates to scope of practice, to achieve identified patient goals when overall care needs are less complex, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low; identifies and recognizes abnormal or unusual patient responses and consults with the RN or other members of the health care team; provides aspects of care for highly complex patients when in close consultation with the registered nurse directing the patient’s care; 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.
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 patients preferred
Medical and/or Surgical Nursing background 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
Compliance with confidentiality requirements
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.
POSTED DATE: August 30, 2021
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.