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Registered Nurse – Coronary ICU

University Health Network

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


Position:  Registered Nurse – 2 Positions                                                
Site:  Toronto General Hospital
Department:  Coronary ICU (CICU)
Reports to:  Nurse Manager
Salary Range:  $33.56 – $48.05 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)                                                          
Hours:  Anticipated Hours for the Position up to 22.50 per week; 12 Hour Shifts; Days/Nights, Weekends and Holidays
Status:  Permanent Part-Time 

Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning.

At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.

Toronto General Hospital (TGH) is leading the way in cardiac care, organ transplants and the treatment of complex patient needs. Home to three of UHN’s major program groupings Peter Munk Cardiac Centre, Transplantation, and Surgery and Critical Care, our highly skilled teams and dedicated volunteers are committed to UHN’s vision of achieving global impact.

The 14-bed Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU) provides quaternary level support for acutely ill cardiac patients. As the provincial centre for Adult Congenital Heart Disease, patients born with heart defects who require medical interventions are cared for in the CICU. The interprofessional team manages patients requiring mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, hypothermic cooling, Code STEMIs, Intra Aortic Balloon Pumps (IABP), pacemakers, dialysis, percutaneous left ventricular assist devices and patients recovering from Trans Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) and other procedures performed in the Cardiac Investigation Unit.

As a member of the Coronary Intensive Care Unit (CICU) team, the REGISTERED NURSE will practice in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession.  The principle responsibilities include: assessment (systematically collecting data about the health of the patient for initial screening, on-going or selected in-depth assessment in order to determine diagnosis); planning (identifying priorities, target dates, strategies or interventions in order to contribute to the individualized care plan and achieving optimal outcome for the patient); implementation (safely and effectively performing the strategies and intervention directed by the care plan); evaluation (systematically evaluating the extent to which the best possible outcomes have been achieved); providing educational guidance to the patient group; documenting patient records; acting as patient advocate by protecting and promoting patient rights; performing other duties consistent with the job classification as required.   In addition, following the provision of further continuing education by the unit’s educator, the CICU nurse will be responsible for caring for patients with invasive arterial and hemodynamic monitoring, intra-aortic balloon pumps, SLED dialysis, and much more.


  • Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) certification
  • Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S) certification is an asset
  • Two (2) years recent cardiology experience
  • Completion of a recognized Critical Care course  
  • Capable of complying to the physical demands of the unit
  • Evidence of commitment to team building and working within a patient focused care model
  • Ability to perform multiple concurrent tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, decision-making, and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to work effectively and demonstrates composure under pressure/stressful conditions and to meet multiple and competing demands
  • B.Sc. N. preferred
  • Previous CICU/ICU experience preferred

Posted Date:  October 15, 2020     Closing Date:  Until Filled

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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.

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.