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Registered Practical Nurse – Assessment Centre x 2

The Scarborough Hospital

This is a Contract position in Scarborough, ON posted September 4, 2020.

Job Number: J0920-0214

Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse – Assessment Centre x 2


Job Category: Nursing

Hospital Location: Centenary

Job Type: Temporary Full Time

Contract Duration: 6 Months

Number Of Positions: 2

Union: CUPE Local 5852

Hours: Days, Nights

MIN HRLY RATE: $29.28/Hour

MAX HRLY RATE: $30.92/Hour


Across our three hospitals and eight satellite sites, Scarborough Health Network (SHN) is shaping the future of care. Our many programs and services are designed around the needs of one of Canada’s most vibrant and diverse communities. We are home to North America’s largest nephrology program, as well as the designated cardiac care and spine centre for Scarborough and surrounding communities to the east. We are proud to be a community-affiliated teaching site for the University of Toronto and partner with a number of other universities and colleges, helping to train the next generation of health care professionals. Learn more at

The completion of this online form serves as your application and will be used to determine if you meet the requirements of this position. Please ensure that you have provided all pertinent information necessary to be considered for this vacancy by the close date.

Reporting to the Patient Care Manager, you will be responsible for screening and assessing a large number of patients with mild to moderate signs of COVID-19 to our new Assessment Centre. The Registered Practical Nurse will be responsible for vital signs, physical assessment, on-site testing, setting up medical equipment and other duties as assigned. You may be scheduled at any SHN hospital based on department needs.


• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse in good standing
• Practical Nursing diploma from a recognized community college
• Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
• Competent to perform CPR at a basic Cardiac Life Support level
• Experience completing nasopharyngeal swab
• Conduct assessment of patients with signs and symptoms of COVID-19
• Demonstrated sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations
• Demonstrated excellent documentation skills
• Demonstrated ability to effectively work – independently and within a multidisciplinary team
• Demonstrated understanding of and commitment SHN’s comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area
• Exposure to Lean principles, an understanding of methodologies and tools and a commitment to the use of these in support of providing the best healthcare experience possible to our patients
• Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public
• Demonstrates values consistent with SHN′s Code of Conduct and is committed to fostering a healthy and positive work environment in accordance with Health & Safety policy and legislation
• Utilize protective equipment provided and identify and reports hazards
• Engages in ethical conduct and strives to understand and appreciate the diversity of our patient/staff population and community
• Excellent work performance and attendance

Scarborough Health Network (SHN) embraces and celebrates our community’s unique multicultural heritage and diversity. SHN is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a culture of inclusiveness and diversity reflecting our diverse patients, staff and community alike. We are committed to providing barrier-free and accessible employment practices in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Should you require accommodation through any stage of the recruitment process, please make them known when contacted and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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