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Registered Nurse- 14B/C Inpatient Unit

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 15, 2020.

ONA Job Posting #864919

Position: Registered Nurse
Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Allogeneic Transplant 14B/C Inpatient Unit
Reports to: Nurse Manager
Scale/Grade: E006
Wage Schedule: $33.56 – $48.05 per hour (Start rate determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 20 Shifts in 6 Weeks; Shifts: Days/Nights
Status: Temporary Full Time (Approximately 1 year)

“Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”

University Health Network (UHN) represents the coming together of shared values and diverse expertise in patient care, research and teaching. Each of our facilities (Toronto General Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Western Hospital and Toronto Rehabilitation Institute) makes a unique contribution to the whole. Together, we create something far greater than the sum of our parts.

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.

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.


• Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
• 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 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
• Evidence of effective psychosocial, and patient/family teaching skills
• 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 preferred

POSTED DATE: October 15, 2020      CLOSING DATE: October 22, 2020

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

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

University Health Network thanks all applicants, 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.