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Registered Nurse – Medicine, Telemetry & Stroke (2L)

St. Michael's Hospital Unity Health Toronto

This is a Full-time position in Waterloo, ON posted July 15, 2021.

The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care.

The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.

The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.

The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and Unity Health’s mission, vision, values and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by: Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice; Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient; Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and, Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.

The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility: Patient Care: Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies Documents observations, assessments and care provision Contributes to discharge and transition planning Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed Collaboration & Coordination Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability Participates in hospital committees and other groups Leadership Aligns behavior with Unity Health’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct Supports the advancement of professional practice Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment Research Participates in or supports research projects Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives QUALIFICATIONS: Currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Health Assessment Course or equivalent required or successful completion within 6 months.

Current BLS/CPR certificate required.

Coronary Care I or equivalent required.

Coronary Care II or equivalent required.

Candidates without Coronary Care II or equivalent qualification may be considered if there are no other internal or external qualified candidates and candidate is willing to successfully complete the Coronary Care II or equivalent within 6 months of hire.

One year recent clinical experience with cardiac and respiratory patients, and with telemetry, preferred.

Demonstrated understanding and champion of patient and family centred care.

Demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development and learning.

Strong evidence of interprofessional collaboration approach to patient care.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to function as a team player.

Critical thinking/problem solving skills.

Strong patient teaching skills.

Satisfactory attendance record.

Job Number: 866529