Registered Practical Nurse - Emergency Department - Regular full-time 2023-6497

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Date Posted: 11/7/2023

Location: Toronto, ON, Canada

Reference No.: 2023-6497

Position Type: Regular full-time

Department: Emergency Department

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: Yes

Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in the Emergency Department works in collaboration with the entire health care team, the patient and family. Responsible for primary care of Emergency patients. The main functions of the RPN include, but are not limited to: assessment, intervention, education and patient advocacy in the Purple (minor) and Orange (ambulatory) zones. The RPN supports the philosophy of Person-Focused Care concept and principles and the mission and values of Sunnybrook. The RPN works closely with other members of the multidisciplinary team.



  • Current registration in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario with no restrictions to practice as a Registered Practical Nurse
  • RPN diploma required
  • Current B.C.L.S. Certificate
  • 12+ months recent acute care nursing experience preferred or recent RPN experience
  • Successful completion of pre-interview knowledge assessment tool.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-changing and stressful environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education within the past two (2) years with emphasis placed on courses/conferences related to Emergency is preferred
  • Demonstrated commitment to organizational initiatives, such as 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
  • Ability to integrate and apply critical thinking skills to patient care
  • Ability to handle stressful environment in a positive manner
  • Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize patient care assignments within the RPN scope of practice collaboratively with RNs and other members of the inter-professional team.
  • Demonstrated commitment to Person Centre Care approach and principles
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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.