New Graduate Nurses

  • The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids)
  • Apr 06, 2021
Full time Nurse

Job Description

We are currently recruiting New Graduate Nurses to join the SickKids Team! As a New Graduate Nurse, you will provide family-centered nursing care to children along the continuum of care. You will assess the nursing needs and provide care to support children and families as they experience illness and the response of treatment. 

The start date for these positions are July 5, 2021 or September 27, 2021. 

Nurses at SickKids are leaders who influence and deliver the best in family-centered care. Our nurses recognize and respect the diversity of the community we serve and the uniqueness of each child and family. Through partnerships and collaboration, our nurses strive to promote and restore optimal health and assist children and families to effectively adjust to health challenges.  

Nurses at SickKids improve the lives of children around the world every day! Apply now for an opportunity to join our world class team! 

Units that are currently hiring: 

  • 5C, Neuroscience and Trauma (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 10 positions available)
  • 4D, Heart Centre Inpatient Unit (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 4 positions available, September start date only)
  • 6A/B, Transplant and Medical Specialities (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 8 positions available)
  • 7BCD, Paediatric Medicine, Respiratory Medicine & Infectious Diseases (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 14 positions available)
  • 8A/6E, Haematology/Oncology Inpatient Unit (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 3 positions available) 
  • 8B, Bone Marrow Transplant (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 3 positions available) 
  • NICU, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Full-time Permanent, 1.0 FTE, 5 positions available) 

Here’s What You’ll Love 

  • A Successful Start – You will participate in a comprehensive paediatric nursing orientation in conjunction with subspecialty orientation and a preceptored clinical practice experience to ensure you have the tools you need to be successful in our unique environment 
  • Career Growth – We offer opportunities for advancement based on performance and aptitude regardless of length of employment 
  • Flexible Scheduling – Using 6-week blocks, our scheduling is a fair and collaborative process decided with your input 
  • Interprofessional Collaboration – Our nurses are an integral part of the interprofessional care team with opportunity to significantly contribute to patient care outcomes  
  • Continued Learning – Lifelong learning is encouraged through internal programs as well as through external means like academic and conference support 
  • Professional Development – We encourage participation in nursing practice committees, interprofessional care rounds, as well as preceptorship & mentorship programs 
  • Research & Education – Through various endowments for paediatric nursing research & education we promote scientific advancement in nursing practice and the leadership in evidence-based practice 
  • Supportive Environment – Our RN Council works to ensure we are providing our nurses with a supportive, collaborative, and innovative work environment 
  • International Experience – SickKids nurses have the opportunity to work on our projects to build capacity and promote paediatric health throughout the world 
  • Impact – At SickKids, you will enhance children’s health and change the lives of children and their families every day 

Here’s What You’ll Get To Do:

  • Develop and implement a nursing plan of care 
  • Work in collaboration with the child/family and the interdisciplinary health care team 
  • Maintain clinical competence and knowledge base through continued education and life-long learning  
  • Utilize evidence-based practice as a base in the promotion of professional accountability 
  • Provide safe, competent and ethical nursing care 

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Baccalaureate degree and/or Diploma in Nursing 
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Nurse  
  • Previous nursing/clinical experience in paediatrics is highly preferred 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Demonstrated ability to use your critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork abilities 

Application Process 

Please only apply to this posting if you are a New Graduate Nurse who has completed their BScN program within 12 months of the SickKids start date (July 5, 2021 and Sept 27, 2021) and have not yet been employed in an RN capacity. Please include your cover letter as the first page of your resume. And please make sure to list in your cover letter the top 3 units you are interested in. 

In addition to applying to this SickKids posting, if eligible, you must apply to our posting on the New Graduate Guarantee Online Portal in order to be considered (Job ID: 8778

Please note: Upon receiving a verbal offer, all successful candidates will need to provide 2 supervisory references who can speak to their clinical experiences. 

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Toronto, ON