Registered Nurse - Emergency

Competition #:893726

Job Title:Registered Nurse - Emergency

Job Category:Nursing

Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:4

Union Affiliation:ONA

Posted Date:27/06/22

Closing date:04/07/22

Salary Range:$33.90 - $47.69; 25yr - $48.53

FTE Assignment (FT=1.0, Casual =0.000001):1.0

The RN works within a changing environment and with 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 knowledge and expertise with others and contributes to the advancement of nursing practice excellence.  The RN continually enhances his/her 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 Unity Health’s mission, vision, values and policies.

RESPONSIBILITIES: 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 Unity Health’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

Qualifications include:

  1. Currently registered with the Ontario College of Nurses
  2. Current BLS required; completion of ACLS and PALS within 6 months
  3. CC1 or equivalent within 6 months
  4. Complete STOP Harm training (or equivalent training by in-house provider) within 6 months.
  5. One year of recent Emergency experience and/or 2 years of acute medical/surgical nursing experience preferred
  6. Physical Assessment Course or equivalent within 2 years
  7. Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to function as a team player
  8. Must be able to deal effectively with patients and family members in crisis situations
  9. Paediatric experience an asset
  10. Satisfactory attendance record.

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.