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Registered Nurse – Cardiovascular Surgery TGH

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted October 8, 2020.


Position:  Registered Nurse 
Site:  Toronto General Hospital
Department:  Cardiovascular Surgery/Cardiac Short Stay – 4B Peter Munk Building (PMB) 
Reports to:  Nurse Manager   
Scale/Grade:  E0 06
Wage Schedule:  $33.56 – $48.05 PER HOUR (Start rate determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements).
Hours: 37.50 Hours/Week; 12 Hour Days/Nights and Weekends 
Status: Permanent Full-time

”We are a caring, creative and accountable academic Hospital, transforming Healthcare for Our Patients, Our Community and the World”

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 Hospital, 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.

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.

The Cardiovascular Surgery Inpatient unit is a dynamic, fast paced 24-bed unit. State of the art technology and pioneering of new procedures translate into continuous learning and professional development for all staff. The UHN CV Surgery division has one of the few Canadian myectomy surgery programs, a large adult congenital cardiac surgery programs, and specialized programs such as transapical aortic valve replacements and Ventricular Assist Device (VAD).

Nurses manage patients with pacemakers, chest tubes, and tracheotomies. Ongoing educational programs support advanced roles such as dedicated telemetry nurse and management of patients with ventricular assist devices.

Acute Care Nurse Practitioners provide day-to-day care with the support of an actively involved physician group.

The majority of patients have diagnoses of cardiovascular disease requiring:

  • Aorto-coronary Bypass Surgery
  • Cardiac Valve Repair or Replacement
  • Adult Congenital Heart Repair
  • Ventricular Assist Device insertion prior to Cardiac Transplant 


  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • Minimum one (1) year Nursing experience, Cardiac Surgery experience preferred
  • Demonstrated evidence of ongoing education in cardiac nursing and involvement in professional associations
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Must be flexible and posses the ability to work effectively within a variety of patient care teams
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • B.Sc.N preferred 

POSTED DATE:  October 8, 2020        CLOSING DATE:  October 15, 2020 by 3:00pm

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 will be given first consideration

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however for non UHN employees, 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 for the open position.  Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.