Registered Nurse Cardiovascular ICU – GBC/MI


Unity Health




Training Opportunity - Cardiovascular ICU
St. Michael’s Hospital is offering to sponsor nurses registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario who are interested in working in the Cardiovascular ICU. Candidates selected to participate in this 13 week program(10 week - Michener) will be provided with a conditional offer of employment. To successfully complete this course, candidates must meet both academic and clinical evaluation standards. The academic portion of the course will be completed virtually. For internal candidates, successful completion of the 60 tour (450 hour) trial period is required prior to final confirmation in this role. External candidates confirmation will be in accordance with the probation period under terms of the ONA collective agreement.
The RN works within a changing environment and in inter-professional teams to advocate for and promote wellness while ensuring the delivery of safe, effective and ethical nursing care. The RN shares his/her/their knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence. The RN continually enhances his/her/their practice and competencies through ongoing learning, education, experience and reflective practice.


The primary role of the RN is to provide holistic, evidence-based, culturally appropriate, patient-centred quality care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and SMH’s mission, vision, values and policies. The RN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by:
• Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice;
• Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient;
• Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team; and,
• Coordinating and communicating patient care activities.
The RN has 4 key areas of responsibility:
Patient Care:
• Acquires information to assess patient care and learning needs
• Develops a plan of care and integrates nursing activities with other inter-professional activities
• Engages in critical inquiry and reflection to select evidence-based interventions
• Organizes nursing care and assigns or changes nursing care activities where appropriate
• Evaluates the effectiveness of the plan of care and adjusts the plan as needed
• Anticipates, recognizes and addresses rapidly changing situations
• Provides health education to patients and their families using effective teaching strategies
• Documents observations, assessments and care provision
• Contributes to discharge and transition planning
• Refers patient to other agencies or services as needed
Collaboration & Coordination:
• Serves as the primary resource for organizing and coordinating patient care activities
• Establishes and maintains respectful, collaborative, therapeutic and inter-professional relationships
• Coordinates and communicates patient care activities for a safe and seamless transition and appropriate transfer of accountability
• Participates in hospital committees and other groups
• Aligns behavior with SMH’s vision, mission and values and Code of Conduct
• Supports the advancement of professional practice
• Utilizes effective judgment in assigning patient care activities
• Engages in self-reflection, performance review and ongoing learning
• Participates in mentoring, teaching and /or coaching students, co-workers and other regulated and unregulated health professionals
• Embraces change that leads to improved nursing practice and better patient outcomes
• Advocates for a safe and healthy work environment
• Participates in or supports research projects
• Supports and participates in evidence based practice implementation and quality improvement initiatives
• Must have Current General Class (Practicing) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• A minimum of two years of experience in an acute care setting is required
• Successful completion of Coronary Care Level 1 is required
• BLS Certification is required
• Ability to work collaboratively with other professions / disciplines in a team environment
• Excellent communication skills
• Proven planning, time management, organization and coordination skills
• Must have an excellent attendance record
Unity Health Toronto reserves the right to decline applications from candidates who have unsuccessfully completed a Unity Health Toronto sponsored Critical Care Course within the past 12 months.

“As a condition of employment, all external hires will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination or documentation unless a valid accommodation under the Ontario Human Rights Code exists. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.”

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