Registered Practical Nurse (Medicine Health Services - Respiratory H7)

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Job Category:
Respiratory (H7- AEFA)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
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Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) is an award-winning hospital and one of Toronto's best kept secrets. As Ontario’s leading community teaching hospital, MGH has proudly served the diverse, multi-cultural community of east Toronto since 1929 and is known for its friendliness and sense of community within Canada's largest city. Recognized as a leader in workplace wellness and offering a quality work environment focused on learning and development, MGH invests in people to meet their professional goals and to reach their personal best.

Our Medicine Program provides nurses a unique opportunity to grow their career and leadership experience. With specialty patient populations including Oncology, Respirology and the Progressive Weaning Centre for Excellence there is always something new to learn. This dynamic, community oriented program has a team who are committed to learning and providing excellent patient care. You will work with a diverse interdisciplinary team that are welcoming and supportive of new staff. Join us!

Registered Practical Nurses possess a defined body of knowledge, clinical skills, procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient and family-centered care. RPNs apply these competencies to collect and interpret information, make appropriate nursing clinical decisions, and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions. In collaboration with the Registered Nurse, RPNs apply these competencies within the boundaries of their knowledge, skill and judgment, personal expertise, the healthcare setting and the patient's preferences. The role is guided by codes of ethics and a commitment to clinical competence, their care is characterized by up-to-date, resource efficient clinical practice as well as with effective communication in partnership with patients and families and other health care providers.



- Registered Practical Nursing diploma with current Certificate of Registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current BLS required.
- Current Medication Administration Certificate.
- Completion of RPN assessment course required.
- 2 years recent ventilation/respiratory experience preferred.
- 2 years recent oncology/hematology preferred.
- 2 years recent general medicine experience preferred.
- Recent education related to hematology, oncology, general medicine and respiratory care preferred.
- Successful completion of the MGH respiratory/PWC education/training within 6 months.



- 2-3 years of recent continuous experience and demonstrated competence in IV therapy including challenging IV starts.
- Must be prepared to work in all areas of the Medicine Health Service.
- Maintains competence relative to current practices.
- Demonstrates expertise in respiratory practice including the management of tracheostomies.
- Demonstrated clinical experience in providing care to patients with COPD, pneumonia and asthma.
- Demonstrated clinical experience in providing care to patients with oncological and haematological conditions.
- Demonstrated ability to teach patients and families.
- Maintains competence relative to current practices.
- Demonstrated competence and recent experience in management of central venous access devices (CVAD), including assisting the physician with insertion.
- Demonstrated competence and recent experience in management of chest tubes, including assisting the physician with insertion.
- Demonstrated competence and recent experience in management of continuous ambulatory delivery device (CADD).
- Demonstrates ability to effectively participate with the interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
- Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
- Demonstrated ability to de-escalate situations as they arise.
- Demonstrates use of Core Service Standards.
- Demonstrates a commitment to continued professional and personal growth and development through continuing education programs and self-directed learning opportunities.
- Demonstrated strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal.
- Demonstrated computer literacy.
- Demonstrated ability to follow instruction and pay attention to detail. 
- Demonstrates excellent organizational skills, able to prioritize and multi-task efficiently.
- Demonstrated ability to work to full scope of practice as defined by unit.
- Demonstrated ability to follow standards, policies and procedures.
- Good work and attendance record is required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) (a division of the Toronto East Health Network) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH. - All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to Toronto East Health network's policies and practices.


Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.