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At University Health Network, 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.
Dynamic leadership. Innovative education. Supportive professional development. These are just a few of the ways UHN supports a positive work environment for nurses. One of the highlights of nursing at UHN is our patient-centered approach to caring for patients and families. Our professional practice model puts patients first and provides a foundation for excellence in patient care, research and education.
As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, the REGISTERED 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 and/or requested. Specifically, the nurse will be responsible for the pre, intra and post procedure care of patients undergoing Endoscopy procedures, including ERCP.
Completion of an approved nursing program
Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program, Level II: Basic Rescuer certification
Current certificate of competency and a member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Physical Health Assessment Course
Previous working experience in Endoscopy preferred
Two years each of recent Medical and Surgical Nursing
Experience with IV insertion, accessing vascular access lines
Ability to work as an integral member of a team
Excellent independent decision making and problem solving skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent verbal, interpersonal and written communication skills
Patient teaching skills
Ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to utilize information technology including experience with the online assessment tool
Ability to meet the physical demands of the job
PACU/OR/ICU experience preferred
Ambulatory nursing an asset