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Registered Practical Nurse - Inpatient Rehab and Complex Continuing Care  

Category Nursing  
Req Number NUR-19-00016  
Department Complex Continuing Care 

Work type Casual 

Grade None Specified 


Posting Close Date 08/16/2019 


Holland Bloorview is an academic hospital, fully affiliated with the University of Toronto. All clinical staff are expected to contribute to the academic agenda through one or more of the following activities: supervising students, teaching, academic service, scholarship and research. All non-clinical staff are encouraged, when appropriate.

This role may rotate across all 3 Units: Brain Injury Rehabilitation Team (BIRT), Specialized Orthopedic & Developmental Rehabilitation (SODR) and Complex continuing Care (CCC). Successful candidates will be required to work across the 3 units to meet client care needs as required.

The Registered Practical Nurse provides holistic, family-centred care to infants, children, and adolescents and their families who are receiving habilitation, rehabilitation and complex continuing care services, incorporating standards of practice as stated by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Regulated Health Professions Act.

Key Responsibilities

Clinical Practice

  • Uses theoretical and evidence based practice to plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for clients on all 3 inpatient units
  • Provides strength based nursing care that promotes and supports the physical, psychosocial, and spiritual well-being of clients and families
  • Practices culturally competent care
  • Works in partnership with client/family and interprofessional team to facilitate appropriate, timely and effective discharge/transition planning
  • Advocates for clients/families with goal of effective outcomes and appropriate use of resources
  • Interacts with members of the interdisciplinary care team and community providers as appropriate, to ensure an integrated approach to care
  • Supports and respects the client/family’s rights to make decisions based on their own values, beliefs and experiences


  • Collaborates with client / family and interprofessional team to identify client-centred goals
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills
  • Practices based on identified standards of care within an interprofessional environment


  • Uses strength based leadership to develop themselves and engage others, build partnerships and networks to achieve results, and use systems/critical thinking to champion and orchestrate change.
  • Participates in quality improvement activities to ensure the delivery of efficient and effective health care
  • Participates in quality activities to ensure the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment
  • Utilizes the teaching/learning process to provide education, both formal and informal to clients/families, colleagues, students and other professionals within a fully affiliated academic healthcare environment
  • Manages change in a constructive and appropriate manner
  • Seeks opportunities for professional growth


  • Demonstrates a spirit of inquiry by examining current practice and identifying questions for study
  • Utilizes nursing best practice guidelines to deliver care
  • Participates in nursing research where applicable and utilizes outcome measurement


  • Registered Practical Nurse Diploma
  • Current BCLS certificate—Basic Rescuer
  • Previous job-related experience, preferably in a pediatric or rehabilitation setting
  • Demonstrated clinical skills in caring for children with complex orthopedic and/or respiratory needs
  • Experience in behaviour management preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a diverse workload while setting priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated computer skills, Meditech experience preferred
About the Organization Join a world of possibility! Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital creates a world of possibility by supporting children and youth living with disability, medical complexity, illness and injury. Holland Bloorview is a top 40 Canadian research hospital that is fully affiliated with the University of Toronto and serves over 7,500 families annually. Providing both inpatient and outpatient services, Holland Bloorview is renowned for its expertise in partnering with clients and families to provide exceptional care and is the only organization to ever achieve 100 per cent in two successive quality surveys by Accreditation Canada.

Holland Bloorview has won numerous awards including Greater Toronto's Top Employers, Canada's Top Employers for Young People and Canada's Most Admired Corporate Cultures. We offer an inspiring, innovative, and collaborative work environment with competitive compensation and benefit packages and programs that support ongoing learning and professional growth.

Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital is a fully affiliated teaching hospital of the University of Toronto and is committed to fostering a climate of equity and diversity and welcomes and respects the diversity of our clients, families, staff, trainees, volunteers, trustees and partners. As part of our commitment to fair and equitable recruitment and selection practices, we encourage applications from racialized persons, women, Indigenous/Aboriginal People of North America, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ persons, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas within our community.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application by pressing the "Apply" button near the top of this page. Should you require accommodation during any stage in the recruitment process, please contact Human Resources at or 416-425-6220.  

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