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Registered Practical Nurse – 2E, Short Stay Unit & Day of Surgery (2M)

St. Michael's Hospital - Unity Health Toronto

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 2, 2020.

Working on 2E Short Stay unit and Day of Surgery, the RPN will function to the full scope of College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Practical Nurses. The RPN will provide high quality nursing care for a variety of surgical patients within an Interprofessional Collaborative Practice philosophy and Model of Care.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Demonstrates an evidence-based approach in their professional nursing practice in accordance with best practice guidelines, policies, procedures and standards of care.
  • Assumes an active role in partnering with patients, families and other health care providers to ensure optimal health care.
  • Responsible for the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of interventions and care for assigned patients.
  • Educates patients and families in self-management and preparation for discharge.
  • Administers medications and other therapeutic interventions within defined scope of practice
  • Participates in quality improvement initiatives, supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment, and advances a culture of patient/family/staff safety through their daily practice.
  • Mentors/Precepts/Orients staff and students as required.



  • Successful completion of a Practical Nursing Diploma Program.
  • Current BLS/CPR Certificate required.

Professional Registration

  • Currently registered as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Required Experience
  • Minimum one year recent acute inpatient surgical experience required, including pre-operative and post-operative assessment and discharge experience required.
  • Required Skills/Competencies
  • Demonstrated clinical competence with general surgery nursing skills.
  • Excellent physical assessment skills, critical thinking skills and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to patient/family-centred care.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize patient care demands and to set priorities in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage and educate patients and families.
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education and professional development.
  • Excellent computer skills.  
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively within an interprofessional team as well as independently.
  • Satisfactory attendance record.