[GZZ-09] - Registered Practical Nurse

[GZZ-09] - Registered Practical Nurse

09 Nov
University Health Network

09 Nov

University Health Network


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. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here

The Nursing Resource Team (NRT)- Pandemic response team is an initiative created to respond to unit nursing staffing requirements at UHN based on pandemic related activities and staffing needs.

As a member of the NRT and multi-disciplinary team, 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 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 complex, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low; identifies and recognizes abnormal or unusual patient responses and consults with the RN or other members of the health care team; 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

- Recent experience working with adult acute care patients preferred

- Medical and/or Surgical Nursing background preferred

- Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards

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

- Compliance with confidentiality requirements

- Effective organizational, interpersonal and communication and time management skills

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

- Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand

- Good computer skills

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