Registered Nurse - Emergency TWH
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
5d ago

Status : Permanent Part-Time

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning ...

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.

Toronto Western Hospital has been serving the health care needs of its culturally diverse local community for more than 100 years.

Today, the hospital provides highly specialized tertiary care to people from surrounding areas and across Canada.

As a world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital is constantly pushing the boundaries of research, offering pioneering treatments and using state-

of-the-art technology. The hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to 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.

The 31-bed Emergency Department at TWH is a highly acute and challenging setting for nursing practice. Recently renovated, the ER has designated areas for fastrack, subacute and acute care to accommodate up to 32 patients.

Due to the diverse nature of patients seen, nurses use a wide variety of clinical skills including critical thinking. Direct links with other EMS personnel as well as hospital and community services promotes and fosters an atmosphere of teamwork.

As a team-member of the Emergency Department, 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.

    Qualifications :

  • Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Completion of a Physical Assessment Course
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • 1 to 2 years medical / surgical experience
  • Evidence of continuing education in Emergency and / or critical care nursing
  • Excellent interpersonal and decision making skills
  • B. Sc. N. preferred
  • Emergency and Critical Care experience preferred
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.) certification preferred
  • Certificate in Emergency preferred
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (P.A.L.S.) certification preferred
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