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Join our interprofessional team as we provide strong patient centered care in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment where we drive for change and innovation.



At Humber River Hospital's Nephrology Program, we by utlilize a chronic disease prevention and management (CDPM) and self-management approach and philosophy, as the Program continues to achieve the deliverables under the Ontario Renal Network, and strives to achieve the targets of the Ontario Renal Plan II:

  • Empower and support patients to be active in their care
  • Integrate patient care throughout the kidney care journey
  • Improve patient access to kidney care


As we continue to advance our patient centred Nephrology Porgram, we have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse to work in our Transition Care Unit. The Transition Care Unit provides patients new to dialysis with the care and support needed to adjust to the stressful changes that dialysis treatment may bring. This is undertaken in an environment that is conducive to promoting self-care while receiving regular hemodialysis treatments. Staff support the patients’ psychosocial needs and promote independence through health education and focused emotional support. Early training for home dialysis will start in this unit while the patient is waiting to be scheduled for home dialysis training, should this be the selected therapy of choice.


Do you have strong strong communication skills with a clear patient focus, ability to manage execution, and find creative solutions to potential barriers for patient success at home? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, we invite you to read the details below and apply to this exciting career opportunity at Humber River Hospital. 



Reporting Relationship: Manager, Transition Care and Home Dialysis Program 


Hiring Salary Range: $32.21 - $46.11


Position Responsibilities:

  • Performing all aspects of patient care including care paths, patient education, and monitoring quality indicators to ensure treatment adequacy and patient safety is maintained for all primary patients and as assigned
  • Providing assessment, education, training and decision support for patients/family as it relates to independent dialysis
  • Coordinating/facilitating patient appointments including clinic visits in collaboration with clerical team members
  • Engaging the interdisciplinary team in a collaborative approach to professional practice issues and acts in the role of Liaison between all members who participate in the care of the patient and their family
  • Demonstrating a commitment to ongoing professional development within an evolving field
  • Applying relevant research to clinical practice using critical thinking and decision making; utilizing research/evidence based information to recommend nursing interventions
  • Participating in and supporting CQI initiatives 
  • Providing a framework /smooth transition for patients who are involved in transitioning to home-based therapies
  • Required to work shifts as scheduled including weekends
  • Participating in Nephrology Program projects as assigned


  • Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • BLS Provider certified required
  • CNeph Certification preferred or commitment to complete within 2 years
  • Baccalaureate degree preferred or commitment to complete within 2 years
  • Minimum of 5 years recent nephrology experience with at least 4 years’ experience in hemodialysis required
  • Previous experience in pre-dialysis transplantation, home hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis - APD and CAPD preferred
  • Experience in all aspects of body access including peritoneal dialysis catheters and vascular access for hemodialysis
  • Experience with ORN data collection preferred
  • Proficiency in using Microsoft office (Word, Outlook, Power Point and Excel) and Meditech
  • Demonstrated strong ability to assess a patient’s readiness to learn and apply the principles of adult learning while teaching patients and families 
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in program planning and development
  • Experience in developing/implementing patient algorithms and care paths
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work with a multidisciplinary team including other health team members, patient/family
  • Demonstrated excellent patient assessment skills
  • Demonstrates competency in chosen profession; consistently demonstrates knowledge and expertise in professional practice and hospital-based standards
  • Demonstrates being patient and consumer focused; makes a commitment to meet or exceed the needs of all internal and external customers
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills; listens for clarity and meaning, and to speak in an honest and straightforward manner to ensure mutual understanding in a conversation
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Ability to be flexible and effectively work in busy environment with changing priorities and deadlines
  • Demonstrated effective and timely patient care followup
  • Demonstrated initiative in improving work skills and processes
  • Demonstrated ability to be self-directed and work independently
  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential duties of the position
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Humber’s comprehensive safety programs  and practices, including staff patient, and  environmental safety, and participation in regular in-service education in this  area; and
  • Excellent attendance and discipline free record

Hours of work: Available to work rotating shifts including weekends, day and evening shifts.

Employee Group: ONA




Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and live our values of Compassion, Professionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Studer Group hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it’s our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.

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