Status : Permanent Part-Time
University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Registered Nurse in our Geriatric Psychiatry Department.
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 Rehabilitation Institute, Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre 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 Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, a leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, is Canada’s largest adult rehabilitation hospital.
Bringing together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-
related conditions Toronto Rehab is located at four sites : University Centre (550 University Ave.), Lyndhurst Hospital and Toronto Rehab’s Cardiac and Stroke Centre (Rumsey Road) and the Bickle Centre (Dunn Ave)
Job Summary :
Plan, manage, evaluate and coordinate comprehensive professional nursing care for patients and families within the context of an interprofessional practice and primary nursing model
Use theoretical and empirical knowledge and the input of team members to plan and implement care for patients with dementia and their families
Education of patients, family, referring facilities and other community providers regarding care of older adults with dementia
Participate in interprofessional team care planning forums, interprofessional rounds and family conferences
Provide leadership, supervision and mentorship to students and new staff on the unit related to Geriatric Rehabilitation nursing
Participate in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives, including professional development of self
Compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients
Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred
Experience in Geriatric Rehabilitation and care and management of patients with behaviours and psychological symptoms of dementia preferred
Certification in gerontology preferred
Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada) required
Member, Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO), OARN (SIG) preferred
Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of nursing concepts and ability to articulate the concepts as they relate to Geriatric Rehabilitation
Superior clinical decision-making skills that reflect patient centeredness, problem solving and critical thinking
Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
Ability to use theoretical concepts and research findings in practice
Ability to teach students within the context of a teaching hospital
Proven ability to work independently, and as part of an interprofessional team
Excellent knowledge of standards of rehabilitation nursing practice and applicable health care legislation
Ability to identify and meet own learning needs for ongoing professional development
Ability to provide substantiated rationale for clinical management of patient care
Successful candidate is required to work rotational shift
Computer proficiency required
Good Attendance required