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University Health Network Registered Practical Nurse ER TWH in Toronto, Ontario

Registered Practical Nurse ER TWH - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Registered Practical Nurse (2 positions)

Site: Toronto Western Hospital

Department: Emergency

Reports To: Clinical Manager

Scale/Grade: L0-02

Wage Schedule: $30.75 - $31.43 per hour (Start rate: $30.75 per hour in accordance with collective agreement requirements)

Hours: Anticipated hours of upto 22.5 per week - 12 hour shifts, days and nights, weekends

Status: permanent part time

As a member of the Toronto Western Emergency Department, the REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, the UHN Professional Practice Model and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN to provide compassionate, collaborative and competent care, while meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession. The RPN will work in our ambulatory care area (Rapid Assessment Zone, Ambulatory care areas providing care to lower acuity patients who are most likely to be discharged home. The principal responsibilities include: applying knowledge of nursing process, as it relates to scope of practice, to achieve identified patient goals when overall care needs are less ACUTE, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low; identifies and recognizes abnormal or unusual patient responses and consults and collaborates with the Registered Nurse or other members of the health care team appropriately, and when necessary, safely transfers care to the RN when necessary ; provides aspects of care for highly complex patients when in close consultation with the Registered Nurse directing the patient´s care; 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 college, or other approved Registered Practical Nursing program including practicum experience

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse

  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification

  • Current medication certificate which meets the standards of practice established by the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Demonstrates competencies as per unit/program competency-based checklist

  • A minimum of 1 year full time experience working with adult acute care medicine patients REQUIRED

  • ACLS and CC1 completed within 1 year of hire.

  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work in accordance to UHN standards

  • Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task

  • Compliance with confidentiality requirements

  • Demonstrates ability to organize patient care demands and to set priorities in a rapidly changing environment.

  • Demonstrates physical assessment skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of applicable legislative, UHN and/or departmental policies

  • Client-service oriented, excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work effectively with a variety of staff, patients and families from diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds

  • Good computer skills

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Posted Date: November 25, 2021 Closing Date: December 2, 2021

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.