University Health Network Patient Care Coordinator - Cardio Vascular ICU in Toronto, Ontario

Patient Care Coordinator - Cardio Vascular ICU - Toronto, Ontario

Position: Patient Care Coordinator

Hospital: Toronto General Hospital

Department: Cardio Vascular ICU (CVICU)

Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week

Status/Hours: Permanent Part-time; 12 Hour Days/Nights; 24 Hours/Week

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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.

Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) is a 24-bed unit; the largest of its kind in Canada and the third largest in North America. The unit accommodates 1,500 heart surgery patients and 30 heart transplant patients a year. We also provide care to vascular surgery patients, including 500 standard vascular surgery cases and 100 endo-vascular aneurysm repairs (EVAR) cases each year.

As a member of the multi-disciplinary team on the CVICU, the PATIENT CARE COORDINATOR acts as a resource for the multidisciplinary team. This position will play a leadership role by mentoring and providing direction, ongoing development and preceptorship to team members. The principal responsibilities include: performing financial/administrative responsibilities to ensure efficient and effective unit operation; contributing to staff development by promoting and ensuring a supportive/collaborative learning environment within the service(s)/cluster area based on the principles of adult learning and practice standards for nurses, students and ancillary staff; performing human resources responsibilities; liaising with members of the multi-disciplinary team to ensure high standards of quality and optimal management of patient care outcomes; performing cross-functional and/or other duties consistent with the job classification as assigned or requested.


  • Baccalaureate in Nursing required, Masters preferred

  • Current certificate of competency (licensure) from the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program Level II

  • Two (2) years tertiary care CVICU or Critical Care experience

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and experience

  • Demonstrated ability towards team building and collaboration

  • Effective organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills

  • Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand

  • Ability to perform duties in a professional and courteous manner and produce high quality work while meeting deadlines in accordance to UHN standards

  • Exercise initiative and good judgment with ability to multi-task

  • Excellent decision making and problem solving skills

  • Clinical and patient teaching skills

  • Excellent time management skills

JOB POSTED: November 17, 2016 CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2016

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

University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

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.