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Registered Practical Nurse - D5 Neurosurgery and Orthopaedic Surgery; Tory Trauma Program 2024-7918

Toronto, ON
  • Number of positions available : 1

  • To be discussed
  • Full time
  • Starting date : 1 position to fill as soon as possible

Summary of Duties

Responsible for providing person centred care in the acute care setting of D5 (Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and trauma patients), within the RPN scope of practice The RPN works independently and interdependently as part of the interprofessional health care team to provide excellent culture-sensitive nursing care to patients with varying health needs in a rapidly changing, practice environment. The RPN works collaboratively with Registered Nurses (RNs) in a consultative relationship to provide elements of care to Orthopedic Surgery, Neurosurgery and trauma patients with complex health issues and with less predictable outcomes.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Care processes which include identifying the needs of patients and families

  • Completing assessments, planning and continuously reassessing care

  • Implementing evidence based interventions, and evaluating patient outcomes and the patient experience

  • Demonstrate commitment to quality improvement, ongoing professional development and reflective practice



  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no restrictions to practice as a Registered Practical Nurse

  • Current Heart and Stroke Foundation CPR

  • RPN diploma preferred

  • 6 -12 months recent acute care nursing experience preferred or recent RPN experience plus successful completion of the Sunnybrook Advanced Assessment Course for RPN’s at Humber within the last 2 years.

  • Successful completion of pre-interview knowledge assessment tool.

  • Demonstrated commitment to Person-Centred Care

  • Demonstrated critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem solving skills in a fast a fast-paced, high turnover environment

  • Demonstrated critical-thinking, decision-making, and problem solving skills in a fast a fast-paced, high turnover environment

  • Demonstrated interpersonal, communication and teamwork skills

  • Evidence of ongoing commitment to professional practice and support of a quality practice setting environment

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and commitment to safe, high quality, ethical care

  • Demonstrated ability to identify when care needs of patient and family have changed and require a broader scope of knowledge, skill and judgment

  • Demonstrated ability to plan and provide patient education to support discharge planning

  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize patient care assignments within the RPN scope of practice collaboratively with RNs and other members of the inter-professional team


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