Transplant Resource Specialist #2

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. Tthe 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 scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease. Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.


As an integral member of the Social Work team, the Transplant Resource Specialist helps patients/families/support persons access resources for listing and for pre/post-transplant. The responsibilities include: providing assistance to patients/families/support persons and hospital staff on a consultation basis regarding transplant related resources and other community resources (e.g. Trillium Drug Program, Accommodation, Transportation, etc.); assisting with application forms and letter writing (e.g. TDP, Expedite, MORRR, ODSP, EI, CPP-D, Wheeltrans, Immigration Visa, Housing, etc.); staff education and updating resources used by staff and patients/families/support persons; acting as a liaison between the hospital and community agencies; assisting staff with program planning projects (e.g. developing education materials and group teaching).


  • Social Service Worker Diploma
  • Registration with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers
  • 3 years relevant work experience
  • Knowledge of Community and Government Resources (e.g. income replacement, drug coverage, transportation)
  • Community health experience
  • Teaching experience
  • Familiarity with principles of Adult Education
  • Presentation skills
  • Strong Communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Computer skills (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook)

POSTED DATE: September 10, 2020 CLOSING DATE: until filled

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 should apply.

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

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.

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