Registered Nurse - Emergency

Competition #:912375

Job Title:Registered Nurse - Emergency

Job Category:Nursing

Work Type:Full-Time Permanent

Positions Available:2

Union Affiliation:ONA

Posted Date:17/03/23

Closing date:24/03/23

Salary Range:As per ONA agreement.

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

My name is Donna, and I am the Patient Care Manager of the St. Joseph’s Hospital Emergency Department, and I am inviting you to join our team.

Our hospital is a 376-bed community teaching hospital situated in west-end Toronto, serving a diverse community of over half a million Canadians. St. Joseph’s Emergency Department (ED) is one of the largest EDs in Ontario with over 97,0000 visits a year. We have a reputation for excellence in patient care and teamwork with respect and compassion.

We take pride in the specialized care we provide for our diverse patient population with expertize and leadership in Critical Care, Stroke, Mental Health, Oncology, Hemodialysis and Pediatrics, amongst harm reduction supports.

As an emergency nurse myself, I came to St. Joseph’s because I wanted to give back to St. Joseph’s what they gave me when I trained here as a student many moons ago: as a teaching hospital we are committed to education and opportunities for learning, this is encouraged through our robust education offerings such an extensive orientation plan, paid Emergency Nurse’s and Critical Care certificates, to mention a few. I know and believe that nurses are the foundation of healthcare and we are committed to supporting our new members to grow and contribute to best care experiences for our patients while ensuring safety and staff wellness.

We have earned this reputation thanks to our extraordinary staff. If you are looking for a work environment of which key values are kindness, professional encouragement and support then St. Joseph’s Hospital, that I have been proud to be part of for the last 10 years, is the right place for you! 

 Quiet, tree-lined residential streets surround the hospital and the waters of Lake Ontario are visible from the hospital windows, belie the fact that the city center is only 20 to 25 minutes away by car or subway.

We are in the midst of an ambitious redevelopment plan of our new emergency department with a focus on state of art equipment, best practices in staff safety and violence prevention and quality improvement methodologies in patient flow. Our new Yellow Zone opened in October 2022 and provided us with an additional 4000 square feet.

We are looking for individuals that are interested in practicing the full spectrum of emergency nursing!

If you want to learn more, please contact me by email at If you are keen to join our team, please apply to this posting here.


  • Must have Current General Class (Practicing) Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Minimum of 2 years of recent medical-surgical experience required, emergency experience is preferred
  • Current BLS certification required
  • Completion of Coronary Care 1 or willingness to complete within the first year of employment is required
  • Completion of ACLS or willingness to complete within the first 6 months of employment is required
  • Completion of PALS or willingness to complete within the first 6 months of employment is required
  • Completion of the Emergency Nurse certificate within the first year of employment.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with other professions/disciplines in a team environment and advocate effectively
  • Excellent communication skills particularly with vulnerable populations
  • Demonstrated conflict management skills
  • Proven planning, priority setting, time management, organization and coordination skills
  • Excellent 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.  Please note, if you are extended an offer of employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination in Ontario QR Code format. All internal candidates must be in compliance with Unity Health Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.