Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) -Surgical Unit-Ortho, U (J0424-1406) – Surgery – J0424-1406

Website North York General Hospital

Job Title
Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) -Surgical Unit-Ortho, U (J0424-1406)

Job Details
Union: SEIU-S
Department: Surgery >> Ortho >>Surgical Unit-Ortho
Reports To: CTM
Job Category: Nursing

FTE: 0.0
Shifts: On an as needed basis
Shift Duration: 8’s
Status: Casual
Number of Positions: 1
Site: General Site, 4001 Leslie Street
Salary: $31.99 – $37.04 /Hour

Post Date: 14/05/2024
Closing Date: 23/05/2024

Position Summary
Registered Practical Nurse, Surgery Unit – Ortho:
Your goal in this position is to provide excellent patient and family driven care for the Orthopaedic Inpatient, Surgery Department in a supportive and culturally sensitive manner. You will do this by collaborating with an interdisciplinary team of care providers, with an emphasis on the assessment, education, prevention, maintenance, and restoration of patient health. You’re a great relationship builder, and foster good public relations and working relationships in a family centered care environment. You have excellent interpersonal skills, and effortlessly connect with physicians, staff, patients, and families. In addition, you have effective organizational, problem-solving, prioritization, time-management and teaching skills. This position supports the Hospital’s academic mandate by advancing care through teaching and learning and/or transforming care through research and innovation. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, volunteers and families.

Great Registered Practical Nurses are:

Organized – they embrace the challenge of prioritizing patient care demands in a fast paced environment, and are eager to engage with new challenges every single day
Great Communicators – they communicate effectively with colleagues, staff, volunteers and families
Decisive – at the end of the day, they have the ability to make the big decisions, to take ownership of their actions, and use their critical thinking and problem solving skills in the best interests of the patient
Safety Conscious – they know that keeping everyone safe and healthy is the highest priority, and follow all H&S policies and guidelines
Committed – they embrace our learning culture and demonstrate ongoing commitment to professional development to enhance their knowledge and skills

On a practical level, you will:

• Demonstrate the ability to function to the full scope of nursing practice per the College of Nurse of Ontario
• Communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients/clients, families and other members of the health care team
• Think critically, set priorities and organize work in response to client/patient needs
• Demonstrate knowledge of transfers and lifts
• Be committed to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement
• Assume a leadership/charge role with demonstrated evidence of self- motivation regarding continuing education in areas of patient assessment, patient education and related Clinical Specialties
• Foster good public relations and working relationships in a family centered care environment
• Demonstrate your ability to perform appropriately in emergency situations
• Have proficient skill level with computers, MS Word, Internet searches, data entry and patient information systems
• Demonstrate evidence of self- motivation regarding continuing education in areas of patient assessment, and patient education.


• Registered Practical Nursing diploma from a recognized Community College
• Registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Registered Practical Nurse Certificate
• Medication Course Certificate
• One year recent acute orthopaedics and general surgery experience
• One year recent pre and post-op surgical experience
• Successfully completed Patient Assessment course within two years
• Clinical competence in orthopaedic nursing skills
• Bilingualism in French/English an asset

What We Offer

Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. This is a Part Time Unscheduled position, with 8- hour shifts, on an as needed basis shifts in the Surgery, Ortho Unit department. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package which includes pay in lieu of benefits, vacation pay and the opportunity to join the Hospital Pension Plan.

FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.

How to Apply

Think you’re the right person for the job? Here’s your first chance to show us why:

• Ensure to meet the deadline – only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
• We will review all applications and will contact those selected for an interview.

Please refer to the Job Opportunities page on eric for more detailed application instructions.

At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the
hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.