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Registered Practical Nurse MSK, Geriatric Rehabilitation & Specialized Dementia Unit

University Health Network

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted January 10, 2021.

CUPE JOB POSTING #866494                          

Position: Registered Practical Nurse    
Site:  University Centre, Toronto Rehab 
Department: MSK, Geriatric Rehabilitation & Specialized Dementia Unit
Reports to: Manager, Program Services
Scale/Grade: TR:15
Salary Range: $31.175 to $32.385 per hour (Start rate in accordance with collective agreement requirements.) 
Hours: 1.0 FTE; Shifts: D/E/N alternate weekends
Status : Temporary full-time 6 months

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Registered Practical Nurses as part of Toronto Rehab Pandemic response team.

The Pandemic response team is an initiative created to respond to nursing staffing requirements at UHN based on pandemic related activities and staffing needs


  • Plan, manage, evaluate and coordinate comprehensive professional nursing care for patients and families within the context of an interdisciplinary practice.
  • Use theoretical and empirical knowledge and the input of team members to plan and implement care for patients admitted to the MSK, Geriatric Rehabilitation & Specialized Dementia Unit
  • Education of patients, family, referring facilities and other community providers regarding philosophy of rehab nursing
  • Participate in inter-professional team care planning forums, inter-professional rounds and family conferences
  • Provides leadership, supervision and mentorship to students and new staff on the unit
  • Participate in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives, including professional development of self
  • Demonstrates understanding of, compliance with, and commitment to, patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients


  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Diploma preparation as an RPN in a recognized education program for Nursing preferred
  • Experience with rehabilitation preferred  
  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada)
  • Member, Registered Practical  Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO), preferred
  • Excellent conceptual and theoretical understanding of nursing concepts and ability to articulate the concepts as they relate to Rehabilitation Nursing Model of Care
  • Superior clinical decision-making skills that reflect patient centeredness, problem solving and critical thinking
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated ability to use theoretical concepts and research findings in practice
  • Demonstrated ability to teach students within the context of a teaching hospital
  • Proven ability to work independently, and as part of an inter-professional team
  • Excellent knowledge of standards of rehabilitation nursing practice and applicable health care legislation
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and meet own learning needs for pursue ongoing professional development
  • Ability to provide substantiated rationale for clinical management of patient care
  • Successful candidate is required to work rotational shift
  • Computer proficiency required or willing to pursue appropriate training in computer software
  • Good attendance required
  • Successful 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.

 POSTED DATE: November 19, 2020       CLOSING DATE: until filled

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 should apply.

University Health Network 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 requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.