RN Spine/Neurosurgery

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$35.52–$50.85 an hour
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Weekends as needed
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Job Posting #: 910321

Union: ONA – TW

Site: Toronto Western Hospital

Department: Spine Neurosurgery

Reports to: Nurse Manager

Hours: 22.5 hrs./week

Wage range: $35.52 – $50.85 per hour. Start rate non-negotiable.

Status: Permanent Part-Time

Shifts: Days/Nights/Weekends

Posted Date: 5/25/2023

Closing Date: Until filled

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. 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.

Position Summary

As a member multi-disciplinary Team, the REGISTERED NURSE practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, the UHN Professional Practice Model and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN to provide compassionate, collaborative and competent care, while meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession.


Applying knowledge of nursing science, theory, skill and critical decision making in the provision of compassionate, collaborative and competent care in accordance with the UHN Professional Practice Model for Nursing and the mission and vision of nursing at the UHN.
Ensuring practice is consistent with professional standards and the ethical framework as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the UHN policy and procedure.
Demonstrating commitment to professional life long learning by participating in continuing education activities to meet the needs of the patient population served and the standards of the profession.
Performing reflective practice, analyzing and evaluating nursing knowledge and modifying practice accordingly to improve the quality of nursing and patient care.
Performing cross-functional and other responsibilities, as assigned and/or requested.


Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario required
Basic Cardiac Life Support Certification required
Flexible and able to work effectively and efficiently within a interdisciplinary patient care team
New graduates are welcome to apply
Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position
Excellent interpersonal, communication and decision making skills
Excellent organizational and time management skills
Excellent computer skills
BScN degree preferred
Neurosurgery & Spinal experience preferred
Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Located at the heart of downtown Toronto, The Krembil Brain Institute at Toronto Western Hospital is home to one of the world’s largest neurosurgical program consisting of world leading spinal, neurosurgical teams and the most comprehensive multidisciplinary teams working hand-in-hand to prevent and confront problems of the brain and spine. As part of the Krembil Brain Institute, the spinal unit is a University Health Network Centre of Excellence.

The University Health Network (UHN) is looking for highly motivated professionals to fill the key role of a Registered Nurse in our Spine/Neurosurgery Department. We hire and train newly graduated nurses.

Our 24-bed unit is a specialized spine unit within the Krembil Brain Institute (KBI) and one of a few in the country. Our patients range from those having neurosurgical spine, orthopedic spine and procedures to those experiencing emergent infectious, oncological, and traumatic processes with potentially devastating consequences. We also care for patients with other neurological/neurosurgical indications. Common diagnoses we encounter include spinal stenosis, herniated discs, spinal cord injuries, spinal tumors and abscesses, neurological disorders, and chronic pain disorders.

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 https://hoopp.com/)
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.

Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.

University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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