Registered Practical Nurse (Medicine Program)

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

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.  



- Registered Practical Nursing diploma with a current certificate of registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current Medication Administration certificate (for RPN).
- Maintains competence relative to current practice.
- Recent experience and evidence of recent related continuing education in medical-surgical nursing an asset.
- Current BLS required.



- 1 year of recent medical experience preferred.
- Must be willing to work within other areas of the organization that are within the Medicine and Surgery clinical setting domain.
- Maintains competence relative to current practices.
- Familiar with feeding pumps, G-feeds, oxygen administration, simple sterile dressings, intermittent
- Pain/symptom assessment.
- Knowledge of PCA is an asset.
- Motivated to pursue educational goals.
- Demonstrates excellent observational skills.
- Demonstrates excellence in providing patient focused care.
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
- Demonstrates superior organizational skills.
- Experience in LTC/chronic care setting with palliative/respiratory populations is an asset.
- 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 safety of 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 ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilizing well developed (clear, concise and accurate) verbal, written and interpersonal skills. 
2. Demonstrated organizational skills and problem solving abilities to ensure effective, efficient and appropriate decision making when planning and implementing health care. 

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