Registered Practical Nurse - Home Dialysis Nephrology (GEN)

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Job Number: J0822-0292
Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse - Home Dialysis Nephrology (GEN)
Department: Nephrology Visits (Dialysis)
Job Category: Nursing
Hospital Location: General/Birchmount
Job Type: Part Time
Number Of Positions: 1
Union: CUPE Local 5852
Hours: Days, Evenings
MIN HRLY RATE: $29.91/Hour
MAX HRLY RATE: $32.65/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. We are also proud to be named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers for 2022! Learn more at

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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 Manager of Home Dialysis, the Home Dialysis Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible in providing support to the interprofessional Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) team in readying patients and families to do hemodialysis treatments independently at home. Primary focus will be on providing education, encouragement, and training to patients and families as they embark on doing their own dialysis treatments at home. Clinical responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to daily care delivery, training, assessment, and support of home hemodialysis patients and families; reporting and collaborative care planning with primary nurses and the interprofessional CKD team, and dialysis machine management related to dialysis treatment delivery. Applicants must have experience in Hemodialysis.


• Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
• Current BCLS
• Demonstrated clinical expertise in Hemodialysis and/or Peritoneal dialysis
• CNA Certification in Nephrology required or completion of Nephrology Nursing Certificates
• Understanding of the principles of adult education and demonstrated ability to apply those principles
• Minimum of 5 years of Nephrology nursing experience in working in Home Dialysis providing Peritoneal Dialysis and Hemodialysis care
• Previous experience in the area of patient education an asset
• Clinical knowledge and understanding of the CSN,KDOQI, KDIGO and ISPD Clinical Practice Guidelines
• Proven excellent interpersonal and communication skills both written and verbal
• Demonstrated excellent problem-solving, decision making and critical thinking skills
• Demonstrated excellent organizational, time-management and team building skills
• Driving License
• 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
•Strong work ethic and commitment is required
•Demonstrated high standards of work outputs
•Highly punctual
•Demonstrated professionalism and reliability

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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