Registered Nurse - Critical Care Units

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Date Posted: 8/23/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-5412

Position Type: Regular full-time


FTE Status: 1.00

Hours of Work: 12 hrs

Campus Site: Bayview

Shifts Weekday Required: Days, Nights

Shifts Weekend Required: Days, Nights

Statutory Holiday(s) Required: No

Sunnybrook is home to the first and largest trauma centre in Canada, and the country’s largest adult burn Centre. Ontario’s most seriously injured patients are rushed to Sunnybrook by air and land ambulance from across the province. We provide highly specialized care to one in three trauma patients in Ontario, totalling about 2,000 critically injured patients each year — the highest number in Canada.


Named in honour of philanthropist and Canadian entrepreneur Mr. Seymour Schulich, the Schulich Heart Centre at Sunnybrook stands as one of Canada's leading cardiac care centres with an international reputation as a leading-edge provider for the prevention, treatment and care of heart disease.


Sunnybrook Health is the Regional Stroke Centre for the North & East GTA Stroke Network and provides comprehensive stroke hyperacute and acute stroke services for the region and province. The Neurovascular Unit (NVU) is an integrated critical care unit that provides expert stroke and neurovascular services.


As one of the busiest units in Canada, the Post-Anesthesia Care Unit or (PACU) is a highly specialized area in which the collaborative efforts of critical care trained registered nurse’s care for patients who are recovering from surgery and anesthesia.


For Registered Nurses who are not critical care certified but interested in joining our critical care team – we offer educational opportunities for you to complete a Critical Care Nursing Program with an accredited institution!


Exciting Opportunities In The Following Care Units:

Ross Tilly Burn Centre (RTBC): tertiary care for burn injury care patients

Critical Care Unit (CrCU): for trauma, neurosurgery, orthopaedics, medical and/or surgical problems

Cardiovascular Unit (CVICU): for cardiac surgery, vascular surgery or after treatment for hear attack

D4ICU: for medical, surgery or stroke care

B5ICU: for orthopaedics, plastics, neurosurgery and trauma patients

Cardiac Cath Lab: for cardiac and vascular procedural care (coronary, arrhythmia, structural heart and vascular)

Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (CICU): cardiovascular patients that require intensive care

Neurovascular Unit (B4 NVU): for stroke and level 1 and 2 ICU patients

Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU): for post-surgical care patients




  • Current registration with the Ontario College of Nurses
  • Current BCLS certificate
  • Current Fit Mask Testing
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing preferred
  • Minimum 1 year experience with patients in Acute Care setting preferred.
  • Consideration may also be given to those who completed their nursing consolidation on a Critical Care unit
  • Successful completion of the ICU review quiz
  • Preference will be given to applicants who demonstrated a commitment to continuing education within the past 2 years with emphasis placed on courses/conferences related to: advanced acute care nursing concepts and skills, such as physical assessment, Coronary Care 1 & 2.
  • Demonstrated commitment to organizational initiatives such as best practices, participation in nursing council, unit committees, and quality improvement projects
  • Demonstrated effective ability in: interpersonal relationships; oral and written communication skills; organization skills; priority setting skills; problem solving; decision making; facilitating team work; conflict resolution
  • Demonstrated ability to integrate and apply critical thinking skills to patient care
  • Demonstrated ability to handle stressful environments in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and as a part of the multidisciplinary team
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Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation for disability during any stage of the recruitment process, please indicate this in your cover letter.

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is strongly committed to inclusion and diversity within its community and welcomes all applicants including but not limited to: visible minorities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas.

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Sunnybrook, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days ago. Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

We thank all applicants for their interest. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre is an equal opportunity employer.