University Health Network Registered Practical Nurse-Geriatric Rehab in Toronto, Ontario

Registered Practical Nurse-Geriatric Rehab - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Registered Practical Nurse (2 positions)

Site: University Centre, Toronto Rehab

Department: Geriatric Rehab, 6 South

Reports to: Manager, Program Services

Scale/Grade: TR:15

Hourly Range: $29.358 to $30.498 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)

Hours: Variable Shifts as needed

Status: Casual

A leader in adult rehabilitation and complex continuing care, the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute brings together innovative patient care, groundbreaking research and diverse education to help people overcome or recover from disabling injury, illness or age-related conditions.


  • Plan, manage, and evaluate nursing care for patients and families within the RPN scope of practice in the context of an interdisciplinary practice.

  • Use current theoretical and research knowledge and the input of team members to plan and implement care for patients and families

  • Participate in inter-professional team care planning forums, inter-professional rounds and family conferences

  • Provide mentorship to RPN students and new staff on the unit

  • Participate in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives, including professional development of self

  • 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

  • Current medication certificate and medical asepsis (if not included in diploma program)

  • 3- 5 years’ experience in care of medically complex geriatric patients including those receiving haemodialysis preferred

  • Experience in Geriatric Rehabilitation preferred

  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada)

  • Member, Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO), preferred

  • Well-developed conceptual and theoretical understanding of nursing concepts as they relate to patient population and an ability to articulate these concepts.

  • Well-developed clinical decision-making skills that reflect patient centeredness, problem solving and critical thinking

  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills

  • Demonstrated ability to impart knowledge to students within the context of a teaching hospital

  • Good knowledge of standards of nursing practice and applicable health care legislation

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and meet own learning needs to pursue ongoing professional development

  • Computer proficiency required

POSTED DATE: November 10, 2016 CLOSING DATE: December 1, 2016

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.