Update day: 30-10-2023
Job type: Full-time, Part-time, Temporary
Salary: $19.92 an hour
Job contentCompany Bio
IMAGINE a hospital where everyone is committed to excellence. We did. We are. From boardroom to bedside, we go above and beyond to offer the best and safest patient care. At North York General Hospital (NYGH), we put our patients first in everything we do. We are achieving a new standard of excellence in integrated patient-centered care and as one of Canada’s leading community academic hospitals, we are building on our academic foundation through enhanced education, research and innovation. North York General Hospital is part of North York Toronto Health Partners, a collaborative partnership with patients, primary care, and community partners, a first- generation Ontario Health Team, driving the development of a locally integrated health system to serve the community. As part of our dynamic team, you too can stand out and be amazing! At North York General, our team is making a world of difference.
**** We are actively hiring for Full-Time Temporary and Part-Time Temporary positions with 8 and 12 hour shifts, days, evenings, and nights shifts, including weekends within Professional Practice.***
Clinical Extern, Professional Practice
Your goal in this position is to work in the capacity as an unregulated care provider. Clinical externs will work in collaboration with a unit nursing team to provide holistic, high quality, and safe care to patients, under the direct and/or indirect supervision of a designated registered nursing professional (Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse) and clinical extern coordinator. You will practice in a manner consistent with the professional standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario, evidence-based nursing practices and the standards and policies set by North York General Hospital. You will perform assessments and nursing skills delegated by a registered nursing professional that are authorized within the clinical extern scope of practice (vital signs, head-to-toe assessments, etc.) and will not perform or be delegated acts outside of this scope. Your assessments and nursing skills are to be completed under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the delegating nursing professional. You demonstrate excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking skills. You also demonstrate excellent organizational and time-management skills. You participate as an interprofessional team member. This position supports the hospital’s academic mandate by advancing care through teaching and learning and/or transforming care through research and innovation. This position contributes to the shared responsibility of ensuring health and safety policies are followed to provide for a healthy environment for patients, staff, physicians, learners, volunteers and families.
On a practical level, you will
Practice under the direct and/or indirect supervision of the assigned Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse on the unit and in a manner consistent with North York General Hospital’s policies standards, while taking into account CNO guidance for unregulated care providers.
Work with unit nurses and extern coordinators to ensure you have the knowledge, skills and judgment needed to perform all expected actions/duties.
Provide assistance with activities of daily living, mobility, and nutrition for patients as per hospital policy.
Conduct vital signs, head-to-toe assessments, and nursing tasks for patients as delegated by a registered nursing professional within the clinical extern scope of practice.
Complete timely and accurate documentation of patient care, vital signs, and assessments.
Fulfill unit specific responsibilities in accordance with specialty unit expectations (NICU, Pediatric, Post-Partum, Labor and Delivery, ICU, and Mental Health).
Enhance the patient experience by assisting with comfort measures, patient safety concerns, and therapeutic relationship building.
Request assistance with assigned duties whenever in need.
Provide support to other units within your clinical program when floated under coordinator discretion.
Nursing Students enrolled in their 2nd – 4th year of an accredited baccalaureate program (BScN/BSN), final year of an accelerated baccalaureate program (BScN/BSN), final year of a practical nurse (RPN) program, or internationally educated nurse in a CNO approved program (ie. BSCN-IEN or PN-IEN) to meet the CNO requirements for registration.
Demonstrated evidence of excellent academic standing.
Successful completion of the academic year prior to the last year in a recognized nursing program.
Current certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support required.
Completion of mandatory/required certifications provided via North York General extern orientation, and as defined by unit. (e.g. Fit Test, WHIMS, AODA, IP&C)
Demonstrated knowledge and competency in appropriate and applicable basic infection prevention and control practices.
Effective interpersonal and communication skills.
Successful completion of a recent clinical placement in an acute care area preferred.
Students who have successfully completed a recent clinical placement at North York preferred.
What We Offer
Working at NYGH means working with a dynamic team of fellow healthcare providers, staff, and volunteers in one of Canada’s leading hospitals. We are actively hiring for Full-Time Temporary and Part-Time Temporary positions with 8 & 12 hour shifts, days, evenings and nights shifts, including weekends, within Professional Practice. We offer a highly competitive total compensation package which includes pay in lieu of benefits, vacation pay and the opportunity to join the Hospital Pension Plan.
FOR EXTERNAL APPLICANTS ONLY: As a condition of employment, you are required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination to the Hospital’s Occupational Health and Safety department.
How to Apply
Think you’re the right person for the job? Here’s your first chance to show us why:
Ensure to meet the deadline - only applications received by the closing date will be considered.
We will review all applications and will contact those selected for an interview.
At North York General, we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. North York General is committed to providing accommodations in all parts of the hiring process. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.
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