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Registered Practical Nurse – ABI Service

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted November 4, 2020.

CUPE Job Posting #865787

Position: Registered Practical Nurse
Site: University Centre, Toronto Rehab   
Department: Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) Service – NP 11 South, Brain & Spinal Cord Rehab  
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Scale/Grade: TR42
Salary Range: $31.175 to $32.385 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)       
Hours: Various hours & shifts as required  including Days, Evenings, Nights, and Weekends 
Status: Casual 

“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.  

Our dynamic, multidisciplinary team consists of, but not limited to physicians, nursing, respiratory therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, nutritional support, social work, pharmacy, and pastoral care. The focus for the health care team is quality patient outcomes and high levels of patient satisfaction.

Job Summary:

  • Provide education to patients and families regarding relevant deficits and related health promotion interventions
  • Works effectively independently as well as collaboratively with inter-professional team
  • Contributes to the care planning process and follows a designed plan of care
  • Provides safe, competent care within Scope of Practice
  • Actively participates in education/mentorship of RPN students and new staff
  • Actively participates in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives
  • Compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients


  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario (General Certificate) and member in good standing, required
  • Diploma preparation as an RPN in a recognized education program for Nursing preferred
  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada) required
  • Completion of a health assessment/physical assessment course from an accredited college or university in the past 2 to 3 years (or equivalent) required; qualified internal applicants, if currently enrolled in a health assessment/physical assessment course, the course must be successfully completed before January 1, 2021
  • Recent health assessment course required
  • Current medication certificate (if not included in diploma program) required
  • Medical asepsis (if not included in diploma program) preferred
  • Recent experience in rehabilitation nursing care of neurological patient populations required
  • Experience providing care to patients who require trach care, suctioning, tube feeding and bowel and bladder management required
  • Familiarity with principles of rehabilitation and practice implications required
  • Ability to assess and care for patients with multiple medical needs
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, assess, and monitor clinical status and intervene appropriately with changes in clinical status, required
  • Ability to appropriately care for patients who present with severe behavioural dysfunction, including engagement and re-direction, required
  • Ability to recognize changes in behaviour and follow prescribed behavioural management strategies required
  • Ability to appropriately care for patients who present with severe cognitive and physical impairment required
  • Knowledge of standards of practice and applicable health care legislation
  • Computer proficiency required or willing to pursue appropriate computer training

Posted Date: October 29, 2020           Closing Date: November 5, 2020

If you are interested in contributing at UHN, 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.

UHN thanks all applicants, however, 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.