Nurse Practitioner - Nephrology Program Tgh

May 13 2021
Industries Education, Training , Healthcare, social assistance
Categories Health, Medical, Nursing
Toronto, ON


Position: Nurse Practitioner
Site: Toronto General Hospital
Department: Nephrology Program (In-patient Nephrology)
Salary Range: $47.39 - $59.24 per Hour
Hours: 37.5 Hours/Week; Days; Evening and Weekend Shifts as required
Status: Temporary Full-time (One Year, to Commence May 2021)

University Health Network (UHN) is looking for an experienced professional to fill the key role of Nurse Practitioner in our Nephrology Department.

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The University Health Network, where “above all else the needs of patients come first”, encompasses Toronto General Hospital, Toronto Western Hospital, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto Rehabilitation Institute and the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. The breadth of research, the complexity of the cases treated, and the magnitude of its educational enterprise has made UHN a national and international resource for patient care, research and education. Tthe University Health Network (UHN), Canada’s largest research teaching hospital, brings together over 16,000 employees, more than 1,200 physicians, 8,000+ students, and many volunteers. UHN is a caring, creative place where amazing people are amazing the world.

The scope of research and complexity of cases at Toronto General Hospital have made it a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care. It has one of the largest hospital-based research programs in Canada, with major research in transplantation, surgical innovation, cardiology, infectious diseases, genomic medicine and liver disease.Find out about our purpose, values and principles here.

The Nurse Practitioner (NP), having a specialty-based focus in renal disease, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis, functions in an extended practice nursing role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill to formulate clinical decisions and appropriately manage patients in the in-patient nephrology program (example acute dialysis starts and acute inpatitent dialysis activities). The NP will also provide leadership in identifying opportunities for improving patient care and provide support, guidance and facilitate the development of knowledge in nursing staff involved in this population of patients. The NP in this role will practice autonomously and collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team including nephrologist, registered/practical nurses, dietitians, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, social workers, primarily for the care of patients admitted to hospital with acute renal/medical issues. The NP in this role will work collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team on disposition planning to ensure a seamless transition for patients from hospital to community. The principal responsibilities include: utilizing and demonstrating a comprehensive theoretical knowledge base and advanced level of clinical competence in caring for patients with renal disease, collecting and interpreting data about the health of the patient, determining a medical diagnosis and treating complex responses of individuals and families to actual or potential problems; playing a leadership role and performing quality improvement and administrative responsibilities; participating in policy and procedure development; performing research activities; delivering, coordinating and participating in education and professional development activities/programs; performing activities to further develop and strengthen the profession; acting as a resource and serving as a consultant to individuals and groups within the professional community and other hospital/agencies; performing other duties consistent with the job classification, as required.


  • Completion of Master’s Degree Program in Nursing ( or one semester from completion)
  • Nurse Practitioner (NP) Adult or Primary Care certificate complete or pending
  • Certificate of Competence with College of Nurses of Ontario current General or pending Extended Class and in good standing
  • Certified in Nephrology Canada CNeph(c) an asset
  • Five years Nursing experience required
  • Minimum 2 years experience in the field of renal care and management
  • Experience in nursing research methodology
  • Eligible for cross-appointment to an academic institution
  • Membership in the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) and other organizations relevant to the role
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer services skills
  • Excellent organization and time management skills
  • Excellent decision making, problem recognition and problem solving skills
  • Excellent negotiation and conflict resolution skills
  • Program planning and evaluation methodology skills
  • Commitment to collaborative practice
  • Ability to work effectively independently under stressful conditions
  • Ability to work in a self-directed manner
  • Ability to utilize information technology

If you are interested in making your contribution at UHN, please apply on-line. You will be asked to copy and paste as well as attach your resume and covering letter. You will also be required to complete some initial screening questions.

POSTED DATE: May 13, 2021 CLOSING DATE: Until Filled

For current UHN employees, only those who have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee record along with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, and possess all the required experience and qualifications should apply.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UHN is a respectful, caring, and inclusive workplace. We are committed to championing accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity. Requests for accommodation can be made at any stage of the recruitment process providing the applicant has met the Bona-fide requirements for the open position. Applicants need to make their requirements known when contacted.

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