ONA Job Posting #871525
Registered Nurse – 2 Positions
Toronto General Hospital
Cardiovascular Investigation Unit (Cath Lab)
Wage Schedule: $33.56 – $48.05 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)
Hours: 37.50 Hours/Week – Staggered 8 Hr and 10 Hr Shifts
– Operating Hours 07:00 to 2300, plus On Call Weeknights and Weekends
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning
At University Health Network, which consists of Toronto General, Toronto Western, Princess Margaret and Toronto Rehab hospitals, nothing is more important to us than our team of dedicated employees. UHN focuses on creating and maintaining a workplace of choice, where our people are recognized and valued. We focus on creating a workplace where people enjoy the challenge of their career, create and engage in best practices and are treated with respect.
Providing care to the community for more than 200 years, UHN is a major landmark in Canada’s health care system and a teaching hospital of the University of Toronto. Building on the strengths and reputation of each of our four hospitals, we bring together the talent and resources needed to achieve global impact and provide exemplary patient care, research and education.
The Cardiovascular Investigation Unit CVIU, also known as the Cath Lab, is a regional, national, and international referral centre performing approximately 5,000 procedures a year. Nurses require critical care experience and or experience working in critical assessment and resuscitation. Nurses receive an 8-week unit specific orientation upon completion of hospital orientation. Critical care nursing skills include: invasive hemodynamic monitoring, IABP monitoring and care, pacemaker insertion and recovery post conscious sedation and general anaesthesia.
Patients come to the CVIU from the Cardiology Short Stay Unit, the inpatient cardiology and medical units, the CICU, TWH Cardiology, Cath Lab, Acute Care Unit and the Emergency Departments at TGH, TWH and Mt Sinai. As well patients also arrive by ambulance from other institutions.
The majority of patients have cardiac disorders requiring:
Electrophysiology studies and ablations
Congenital diagnostic, and congenital interventional procedures such as ASD, PDA, PFO closures, Stenting of Coarctation Percutaneous aortic, pulmonary and mitral valve repair and replacement
Coronary angioplasty including IVUS and rotablation
Cardiac biopsies post heart transplantation
Pacemaker and biventricular AICD device placement
As a member of the UHN and the Nursing Multi-disciplinary Team, the REGISTERED NURSE practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession.
Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (A.C.L.S.) certification
Minimum two (2) years of Cardiology experience including ECG interpretation and use of cardiac meds,and/or critical care experience, and/or 2 years experience working in critical assessment and resuscitation
Must be able to work wearing lead apron/vest all day
Excellent interpersonal and decision making, organizational and time management skills
Must be flexible and possess the ability to work effectively and efficiently within a variety of patient care teams
Demonstrated evidence of on going education in cardiac nursing
Must be able to respond to on-call notifications (arrive at the hospital) within 45 minutes
B.Sc. N. preferred
Previous Cath Lab experience preferred
Completion of a recognized Coronary Care certificate preferred
February 18, 2021
March 4, 2021
For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program and possess all the required experience and qualifications will be given first considerations.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
University Health Network has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.
UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide for the open position.
Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.