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University Health Network Registered Nurse- 16A Surge Unit/Nursing Resource Unit in Toronto, Ontario

Registered Nurse- 16A Surge Unit/Nursing Resource Unit - Toronto, Ontario


Position: Registered Nurse (9 positions)

Site: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre

Department: 16A Surge Unit/ Nursing Resource Unit (NRU) - 16A Surge Unit until approximately March 31st, 2022

Reports To: Nurse Manager

Wage Schedule: $33.90 - $48.53 per hour (Start rate: determined in accordance with collective agreement requirements)

Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week; 12 Hour Shifts Days, Nights, 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.

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 groundbreaking 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. (

As a member of the 16A Surge Unit/NRU, the Registered Nurse practices in accordance with relevant legislation/standards, meeting the legal and ethical requirements of the profession. The principal responsibilities include: 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.

Initial assignment will take place on 16A surge unit until March 31st, 2022. After March 31st, 2022 transition to the Nursing Resource Unit will occur .


  • Current Registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) Certification

  • Must be flexible and possess the ability to work effectively and efficiently within a variety of patient care teams

  • Demonstrated patient centered approach to providing care and service

  • Excellent patient teaching abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and decision making skills

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • BScN preferred

  • Strong Medical/Surgical Nursing and/or oncology background 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.

Posted Date: October 14, 2021 Closing Date: October 21, 2021

If you are interested in this position, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

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.

UHN 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 and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: all religions and ethnicities, LGBTQ2s+, BIPOC, persons with disabilities and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.