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Registered Nurse – Trauma & Neurosurgery ICU

St. Michael's Hospital Unity Health Toronto

This is a Full-time position in Toronto, ON posted June 16, 2021.

The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care.

The RN shares his/her knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.

The RN continually enhances his/her practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH’s mission, vision, values and policies.

The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by:
• Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice;
• Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;
• Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and,
• Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.

The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility: Patient Care:
• Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs
• Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities
• Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions
• Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate
• Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed
• Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations
• Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies
• Documents observations, assessments and care provision
• Contributes to discharge and transition planning
• Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed Collaboration & Coordination
• Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities
• Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships
• Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability
• Participates in hospital committees and other groups Leadership
• Aligns behavior with SMH’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct
• Supports the advancement of professional practice
• Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities
• Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning
• Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals
• Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes
• Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment Research
• Participates in or supports research projects
• Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives QUALIFICATIONS: Must have Current General Class (Practising) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario BLS Certification Recent physical assessment course and/or related recent experience Neuroscience nursing experience is preferred Minimum 1 year current critical care ICU experience is required; OR must have the George Brown College Critical Care course or comparable ICU course with a minimum of 1 year’s medical/surgical experience Ability to work collaboratively with other professions/disciplines in a team environment Excellent communication skills Proven planning, time management, organization and coordination skills Must have an excellent attendance record