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Registered Nurse – Interprofessional Resource Team

St. Michael's Hospital - Unity Health Toronto

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted March 31, 2021.

Be a Leader in Patient Care,

Join our Interprofessional Resource Team!

Are you a passionate healthcare professional who embraces working in a dynamic and innovative environment? St. Joe’s Interprofessional Resource Team offers the ideal opportunity to broaden your skills, gain experience in a wide variety of disciplines, and build meaningful relationships with patients, families, and the whole community. 

Why work on a Resource Team at St. Joseph’s Health Centre? We are a dynamic downtown community teaching hospital, situated in the West End of Toronto in a picturesque location overlooking Lake Ontario and adjacent to High Park. Our catchment area serves a multi-faceted community that ranges widely in needs. The experience you will gain on this team will be unique simply because of our location and diverse patient population.

At St. Joseph’s Health Centre, we are proud of our many accomplishments in delivering exceptional care and service to the patients and families in our community.  We have recently been accredited with Exemplary Standing – the highest level of recognition by Accreditation Canada.

Position Profile:

Our Interprofessional Resource Team (IRT) provides relief staffing to a wide spectrum of clinical areas including General Medicine (Cardiology, Nephrology, Oncology, Neurology, Respirology), Surgery (Thoracics, Orthopeadics), Mental Health, Emergency Department, Intensive Care Unit, and Paediatrics.

IRT staff are provided with an individualized orientation program to ensure competency to practice in a variety of the above clinical areas. Working with the Patient Care Manager and Advanced Practice Clinical Educator, the IRT nurse will broaden their skills and knowledge and enrich their critical thinking and problem solving through exposure to a variety of work environments and patient populations. 

Based on your previous experience and for each scheduled shift, you will be oriented to one or more of the above clinical areas based on area of need. 

In order to branch into certain specialty clusters, the IRT nurse will be expected to participate in ongoing training and learning as well as take relevant courses as required.

Qualifications include:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Current BCLS/CPR Certificate required
  • Two years of current acute nursing experience required in one of the following areas: Medicine, Surgery, Mental Health, ICU, ED, Paediatrics (Candidates who do not have 2 years of current acute nursing experience may be considered if there are no internal or external qualified candidates).
  • Completion of Coronary Care 1 (CC1) or equivalent within six months
  • Completion of ACLS within six months for orientation to ED and ICU
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and computer skills
  • Ability to work well independently and as a team
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within an interprofessional team
  • Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to be well organized and adaptable to changing work environments
  • Strong patient teaching skills
  • Satisfactory attendance record.