The University Health Network,
where above all else the needs of patients come first , encompasses Toronto Western Hospital, Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute 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.
A world leader in neural and sensory science, Toronto Western Hospital has a strong community and population health program, providing innovative programs for and information to seniors, diabetes patients, and many multicultural groups.
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 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.
Completion of a university, college, or other approved nursing program
Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) program
Current certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Evidence of cooperative and facilitative relationships when working with all interdisciplinary and direct care team members
Evidence of commitment to team building and working within a patient focused care model
Ability to function entirely independently
Strong crisis intervention / problem solving skills
Evidence of strong physical assessment and the ability to predict changes in patient status.
Demonstrated knowledge and ability to utilize the nursing process in planning, implementing and evaluating patient care
Demonstrated leadership / in charge skills and evidence of good organizational and decision-making skills
Evidence of commitment to self-directed learning
Bachelor of Science in Nursing preferred