CNS – Long Stay ICU – Michael Garron Hospital

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We are the Heart of the East!  Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network and a proud member of the East Toronto Health Partners, is an award-winning and vibrant 450-bed community teaching hospital serving one of Canada’s most diverse communities.  For more than 90 years, we have delivered high-quality, patient-centred healthcare services to more than 300,000 people in 22 distinct neighbourhoods. Recognized as a leader in workplace wellness and offering a quality work environment focused on learning and development, MGH invests in people to meet their professional goals and to reach their personal best.

It is an exciting time to be joining our team as we prepare for the opening of our new eight storey Ken and Marilyn Thomson Patient Care Centre in 2022, a transformational project that will forever change the hospital and the care it provides to our community in keeping with our strategic vision to Create Health, Build Community

Currently we have an exciting opportunity for an individual who wants to advance their career as a

Clinical Nurse Specialist, Long Stay Intensive Care Unit

Temporary Full-time

(Contract ends on March 31, 2023)

Position Overview:

The Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) – Long Stay ICU (LS – ICU) role is a nursing leadership role demonstrating a high level of autonomy and expert skill utilizing graduate educational preparation, in-depth nursing knowledge and expertise in meeting the health needs of individuals, families, groups, communities and populations. 

The CNS LS – ICU will work in collaboration with an inter-professional team to provide clinical expertise and leadership in the provision of care for longer stay ICU patients. This will include facilitating knowledge translation in the clinical setting to support care in highly complex and unpredictable situations to all team members including patients and families. 

The CNS LS – ICU optimizes the patient population to enable access to critical care within the province and will be involved in patient selection and data collection and analysis relative to the LS – ICU patients.

Working within the domain of clinical practice the CNS LS – ICU will be involved in direct patient care to optimize patient outcomes and experiences, enhance safety, efficiency, effectiveness and accessibility to care for all LS-ICU patients. 

The CNS LS – ICU role promotes, participates in and advocates for excellence in nursing and inter-professional practice, quality improvement and research.  

The CNS LS – ICU will have demonstrated knowledge, skill and ability relevant to addressing complexities of long stay ICU patients through collaborative team consultation and education, ensuring proactive patient care, rehabilitation and transition to alternate appropriate levels of care, with the goal of preventing complications and re-admissions to ICU.

With in-depth knowledge and skills, advanced judgment and clinical experience the CNS LS – ICU assists in providing solutions for complex health system issues at all levels with patients, families, other disciplines, administrators and policy-makers.  

The CNS- LS ICU works with the system-wide networks to benefit the health of our wider community. 


  • Masters degree completion or in progress.
  • Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario. 
  • Member of professional organization(s) in nursing such as RNAO.
  • Current BLS and ACLS certificate required.


  • 5 years’ experience preferred in progressive nursing roles.
  • Certification in Critical Care through the Canadian Nursing Association (CNA) or willingness to obtain when eligible to do so.
  • Advanced nursing assessment skills and sound knowledge of clinical therapeutics/interventions.
  • Demonstrates effective patient/family counselling and communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational, critical appraisal, problem-solving, analytical skills and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated written and oral professional communication skills.
  • All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
  • All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures set by MGH.
  • All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of  themselves and their co-workers through adherence  to MGH’s policies and  practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

If you are ready to join MGH, please visit our Careers page at > Careers > Career Opportunities to apply to the role > Job Number: J0922-1235

Disclaimer: Please note that we will be reviewing candidates as submitted, and therefore, early applications are encouraged.

Michael Garron Hospital (MGH) champions accessibility, diversity and equal opportunity through the creation of an inclusive and diverse work environment. At Michael Garron Hospital, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. We encourage candidates from Black, First Nations, Métis and Inuit, racialized and LGBTQ2S+ communities, people of colour, women, people with disabilities and individuals who identify with the diverse communities that we serve, to join the MGH team.

Through our values of Compassion, Integrity, Courage and Accountability, Michael Garron Hospital is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and Ontario Human Rights Code (OHRC). Should you require an accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process, please let us know how we can work with you to meet your needs. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

We Are Better Together!

Posted: September 22, 2022/Expiry: October 25, 2022