Registered Nurse - Inpatient Unit 14B/C
University Health Network
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
21d ago

Status : Temporary Full Time (approx. 1 year)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of a Registered Nurse in our Allogeneic Transplant Unit.

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 General Hospital, Toronto Western 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.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year.

Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada.

Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Our team on this 14-bed acute care unit provide care to patients who require a bone marrow transplant either from a related or unrelated donor.

The Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant (BMT) program, established in 1971, is one of the largest BMT facilities and ranks among the top in the world.

The Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplant service has international recognition for some of the longest surviving patients and for being the first to perform Allogenic Bone Marrow Transplants and transplants between unrelated donors in 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. The successful candidate will bring a commitment to Primary Nursing Care as the care delivery model.

  • Qualifications
  • Current certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) program
  • Chemotherapy certification and experience in the care of the client with oncologic disorders required
  • Bone Marrow Transplant experience preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Evidence of cooperative and facilitative relationships when working with all interdisciplinary and direct care team member
  • 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
  • Evidence of effective psychosocial and patient / family teaching skill.
  • 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
  • Oncology certification preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario preferred
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