Nurse Practitioner, Complex Malignant Hematology Program

Company Description

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Nurse Practitioner in our PMH Nursing Leadership/Collaborative Academic Practice Department.

The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. With a long tradition of ground breaking firsts and a purpose of “Transforming lives and communities through excellence in care, discovery and learning”, the University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The Princess Margaret Cancer Centre has 12 site groups and 26 specialty clinics, and almost 3,000 staff who see over 400,000 patient visits every year. Its 800,000 square feet house 130 inpatient beds, 373,000 square feet of research space and 17 radiation treatment machines, making it one of the largest comprehensive cancer treatment facilities in the world and the largest radiation treatment centre in Canada. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

Job Description

Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
Department: Complex Malignant Hematology Program
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Status: Permanent Full-Time
Closing Date: August 19th, 2024

As a member of the Complex Malignant Hematology Team, the NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) functions in an expanded role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to manage the care required for patients referred to the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre. The NP will be aligned to one of the following sub specialty area as the primary area of specialization within the CMH program. The NP will primarily care for patients admitted at PM and support patients within the CMH programs who may be admitted at other UHN sites.

Leukemia (Out patient): Rotating through Malignant Hematology Day Unit, Leukemia Rapid Assessment Clinic (RAC) and the Bone Marrow Biopsy and Aspirate clinic (BMBA) in predominantly NP led clinics and treatment areas.

Leukemia (Inpatient/clinics): Member of the interprofessional team, NP will rotate between inpatient Leukemia units and outpatient Leukemia clinics.

Allo transplant team: Member of the interprofessional provider team rotating between inpatient Allo transplant unit, out patient treatment (MHDU) and clinic setting and Allo@home program where the NP will be responsible to provide care for patients in the community which may include in-home visits and virtual follow up.

Lymphoma, Myeloma, Auto transplant Program: Member of the interprofessional provider team rotating between outpatient treatment areas and inpatient units, NP will be providing care for patients undergoing intensive lymphoma/myeloma care and/or autologous stem cell transplant. Clinical responsibilities include rotations through the pre and post auto transplant care, triaging and sign off for transplant eligibility, caring for patients with diagnoses of lymphoma or myeloma, and primary management of pre and post autologous stem cell transplant patients.

Other responsibilities include academic and leadership activities, including delivering, coordinating and participating in research, education and professional development activities.

The successful candidate will require clinical skills to care for patients but also a level of comfort with an evolving role, based on needs within the site group and the continued expansion of the lymphoma, myeloma and autologous blood and marrow transplant program.

The Nurse Practitioner will report directly to the Director of Professional Practice, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre.



  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Registration in the Extended Class (EC) as a NP required
  • Completion of a Masters degree required
  • Demonstrated expertise as a Nurse Practitioner preferred
  • Up to five (5) years of relevant experience; including three (3) years experience working in the malignant hematology or leukemia setting preferred
  • Certification in Oncology Nursing preferred or commitment to obtain certification when eligible.
  • Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required
  • Commitment to collaborative practice
  • Experience in nursing research methodology an asset
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Evidence of professional malpractice insurance
  • Membership in the Canadian Association of Nurses in Oncology (CANO) and other organizations relevant to the role preferred
  • Knowledge of data management programs an asset
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Effective interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Program planning and evaluation methodology skills an asset
  • Ability to work effectively independently and under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work in a self directed manner
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple demands
  • Ability to utilize information technology

Additional Information

Why join UHN?

In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makes it a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.

  • Competitive offer packages
  • Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP
  • Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
  • A flexible work environment
  • Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
  • Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)

Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN’s attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.


All applications must be submitted before the posting close date.

UHN uses email to communicate with selected candidates. Please ensure you check your email regularly.

Please be advised that a Criminal Record Check may be required of the successful candidate. Should it be determined that any information provided by a candidate be misleading, inaccurate or incorrect, UHN reserves the right to discontinue with the consideration of their application.

All UHN Employees are required to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine series, approved by Health Canada or the World Health Organization, as a condition of hire. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination will be required. Should you be the successful candidate, you will be required to comply with UHN’s mandatory Vaccination Policy that is in effect.

UHN is an equal opportunity employer committed to an inclusive recruitment process and workplace. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process. Applicants need to make their requirements known.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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