Registered Practical Nurse

Company Description

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, West Park Healthcare Centre and the Michener Institute of Education. 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 17,000 employees, more than 1,250 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

Job Description

Union: Non-Union
Site: 82 Buttonwood Avenue
Department: UHN Reactivation Care Centre
Reports to: Clinical Manager
Closing Date: June 14, 2024


  • Provide education to patients and families regarding relevant deficits and related health promotion interventions.
  • Works effectively independently as well as collaboratively with inter-professional team.
  • Contributes to the care planning process and follows a designed plan of care.
  • Provides safe, competent care within Scope of Practice.
  • Actively participates in education/mentorship of RPN students and new staff.
  • Actively participates in professional, program and hospital-wide initiatives.
  • Compliance with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.


  • Member in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Diploma preparation as an RPN in a recognized education program for Nursing preferred .
  • Current medication certificate (if not included in diploma program).
  • Medical asepsis preferred (if not included in diploma program).
  • Successful completion of Basic Cardiac Life Support (C level) Heart Saver Plus (Canada).
  • Member, Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO), preferred.
  • Well-developed conceptual and theoretical understanding of nursing concepts as they relate to patient population and an ability to articulate these concepts.
  • Well-developed clinical decision-making skills that reflect patient centeredness, problem solving and critical thinking.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to impart knowledge to students within the context of a teaching hospital.
  • Good knowledge of standards of nursing practice and applicable health care legislation.
  • Able to use computer software such as word, email and web applications.

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.


Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Casual

Work Location: In person

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