Registered Practical Nurse (Cardiac Integrated Unit)

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Cardiac Integrated Unit (CIU)
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Permanent Part Time
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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. 
-  Cardiology Rhythm Interpretation course required. 
-  Current Medication Administration Certificate.
-  Completion of RPN assessment course required.
-  Recent education related to cardiology, nephrology required.



-  Must be prepared to work in all areas of the Medicine Health Service.
-  Maintains competence relative to current practices.
-  Demonstrates expertise in cardiology and nephrology practice.
-  Demonstrated competence and recent experience in cardiac rhythm interpretation. 
-  Demonstrated clinical experience in providing care to patients with CHF, Kidney disease and general internal medicine.
-  Demonstrated ability to teach patients and families. 
-  2-3 years of recent continuous experience and demonstrated competence in IV therapy including challenging IV starts.
-  Demonstrated competence and recent experience in management of central venous access devices (CVAD), including assisting the physician with insertion.
-  Demonstrates abilityto 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. 
-  Demonstrated 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. 
-  Excellent time management and attendance record required.
-  All employees of Toronto East Health network - Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) [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.