Registered Nurse (Medicine Program)

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Job Category:
Surge Medicine In-Patient Unit (SMIP)
Job Type:
Permanent Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hours/week
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The Registered Nurse in the Surge Medicine In-Patient unit must have a wide range of nursing skills related to acute in-patient nursing. The RN must have demonstrated leadership skills, excellent critical thinking and the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations. This position will primarily support the General Internal Medicine In-patient program, however opportunities to train and work in specialty areas of interest such as the Emergency Department and Paediatrics are available and staff would be supported to pursue. Staff maybe assigned to work within other areas of the organization that are within the Medicine  clinical setting domain.

Registered Nurses possess a defined body of advanced knowledge, clinical skills, procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient and family-centered care.  In serving as the leader of the Coordinated Care Team, Registered Nurses have a pivotal role in care planning, coordination and delivery and in ensuring high level functioning of the health care team. 

RNs apply both their clinical knowledge as well as their leadership skills to collect and interpret information, make appropriate nursing clinical decisions, and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions.  Their care is characterized by up-to-date, ethical, and resource-efficient clinical practice as well as with effective communication in partnership with patients and families and clinical teams.     



- Registered Nurse with current Certificate of Registration issued by the CNO. 
- Maintains competence relative to current practice.
- Recent experience and evidence of recent related continuing education in medical-surgical nursing an asset.
- Training or education in Critical Care an asset.
- Current BLS required.
- ACLS an asset.
- CNA certification an asset.



- 2 years of recent medical experience in the last 3 years preferred.
- Must be willing to work within other areas of the organization that are within the Medicine and Surgery clinical setting domain.
- Strong leadership skills and experience taking the lead in multidisciplinary teams.
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate with a highly skilled interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to implement plan of care including independent and interdependent nursing functions.
- Demonstrated ability to participate in unit quality initiatives and measurements.
- Demonstrated understanding of accountability based practice.
- Demonstrated ability to provide care for patients with respiratory disease and interventions, i.e., tracheostomy, suctioning, chest auscultation, arterial blood gas interpretation.
- Previous experience with the following patient populations -geriatric, medical, oncology, neurology, diabetic would be an asset.
- Knowledge of chest tube care and care of thoracic surgery patients would be an asset.
- Successful completion of a physical assessment course an asset. 
- Knowledge of TPN/Central line management an asset.
- Must be certified in the following:  IV / Blood Procurement, Patient Controlled Analgesia patient care, TPN/Central and PICC line  management, Ostomy Management /Teaching, Wound care management (complex).
- Computer skills and demonstrates motivation to pursue educational goals.
- Motivated to practice in accordance with the mission and vision of the hospital.
- Demonstrated interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Excellent communication skills (verbal and written).
- Demonstrated problem solving and decision making skills.
- Good work and attendance record required.
-  All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [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 safetyof themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH'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.
Selection Criteria
These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

1. Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience in the implementation of high quality clinical  care utilizing the nursing process. 
2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilizing well-developed (clear,concise and accurate) verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 
3. Demonstrated organizational skills and  problem solving abilities to ensure effective, efficient and appropriate decision making when planning and implementing health care.

4. Commitment in maintaining professional development of self and others with a patient safety