As a member of the rehabilitation team, the Registered Nurse practices with a Skin & Wound specialty-based focus and demonstrates a high level of autonomy and depth of knowledge to formulate clinical decisions and provide expert care for SCI patients with secondary complications. The Nurse in this role will undertake assessments of patients referred to the Skin & Wound Clinic and in collaboration with the interprofessional team on the inpatient & outpatient units, provide appropriate interventions, and support the interprofessional care team as well as providing support and education to the patient and family. In collaboration with physiatrists, surgeons, Clinical Nurse Specialist and community providers, this role will provide expertise in developing and monitoring care plans for patients with SCI with complex skin & wound needs.
The Skin & Wound Nurse will have additional responsibilities including: administrative responsibilities related to clinic preparation and appointments; preparation and follow up with patients attending other clinics as required; consultation with inpatient interprofessional teams; contribution to the implementation of best practices in the skin
health of SCRP patients; opportunity to participate in and lead quality improvement initiatives related to skin health; participating in professional programs and hospital-wide initiatives, including professional development of self; complying with and commitment to patient safety responsibilities and corresponding hospital plans, policies and procedures in order to ensure a safe environment for patients.
Registered Nurse (General Class) with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice nursing without restrictions
Additional preparation as a Nurse Specialized in Wound Ostomy and Continence (NSWOC) or is enrolled to obtain this designation required
CNA Specialty Certificate in Wound Ostomy Continence Care Canada (WOCC(C)) preferred
Experience with the use of electrical stimulation for wound healing preferred
Experience collaborating with LHIN/external providers regarding wound management preferred
Demonstrated theoretical and empirical knowledge bases and advanced level of clinical competence in working with patients with pressure injuries
Completion of a Basic Cardiac Life Support (B.C.L.S.) program
Knowledge of professional trends, issues, scope and standards of practice, and other relevant legislation
Patient/Client service oriented, with the ability to effectively work with diversity and appreciate that people with different opinions, backgrounds and characteristics bring richness to the challenge or situation at hand
Highly developed communication skills both written and oral
Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills
Demonstrated ability to act as a resource and consultant to clinicians and interdisciplinary teams
Demonstrated self-directed, critical thinking and problem solving skills
Demonstrated commitment to safety and quality
Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and ongoing professional development
Computer proficiency required
Why join UHN?
In addition to working alongside some of the most talented and inspiring healthcare professionals in the world, UHN offers a wide range of benefits, programs and perks. It is the comprehensiveness of these offerings that makesit a differentiating factor, allowing you to find value where it matters most to you, now and throughout your career at UHN.
Competitive offer packages
Government organization and a member of the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP https://hoopp.com/)
Close access to Transit and UHN shuttle service
A flexible work environment
Opportunities for development and promotions within a large organization
Additional perks (multiple corporate discounts including: travel, restaurants, parking, phone plans, auto insurance discounts, on-site gyms, etc.)
Current UHN employees must have successfully completed their probationary period, have a good employee recordalong with satisfactory attendance in accordance with UHN's attendance management program, to be eligible for consideration.
Vaccines (COVID and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption on a medical ground pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.
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. Applicants need to make their requirements known in advance. Any information received related to an accommodation will be addressed confidentially.
University Health Network thanks all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.