Which Toronto Hospitals Don't Hire RPN's? - page 2

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as the title states, which Toronto & area hospitals don't hire Registered Practical Nurses? Trying to figure out which hospitals to leave out of my RPN job search. Thanks!... Read More


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    Quote from 27400
    There's not a lot of RPNs on the floor. There was 1-2 RPNs working with ~8-10 RNs per shift. Overall I think there were 2-3 RPNs working in the unit I was on for my last placement. My unit was 2 units in 1 (i.e., it's a big unit), so yes they hire RPNs but sadly, not a lot.
    Thank you for your reply 27400. I'm guessing those few who were hired were the cream of the crop.
    At Sick Kids, was the RPN scope dramatically limited compared to what an RN would do?
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    Quote from future_hero
    Thank you for your reply 27400. I'm guessing those few who were hired were the cream of the crop.
    At Sick Kids, was the RPN scope dramatically limited compared to what an RN would do?
    Sorry, I'm not too sure. I'm not an RPN and I don't work for Sickkids. But by the looks of it from the last floor I was on the main difference was that the RPNs mostly had "stable" chronic patients while the RNs had most of the post-op patients. I haven't seen a dramatic difference in floor nursing but of course, if your interested in leadership/managerial roles then yes there's a difference.
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    FYI: I heard Credit Valley was hiring a lot RPNs.

    Never mind... totally forgot OP question. Sorry.
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    Hi everyone...

    Was just wondering how one would be able to find out if these Toronto hospitals were hiring, and getting past the Secretarial blockade? Making cold calls and such is just so-so..
    Any input or suggestions welcome!
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    Quote from Andrew1000
    Hi everyone...

    Was just wondering how one would be able to find out if these Toronto hospitals were hiring, and getting past the Secretarial blockade? Making cold calls and such is just so-so..
    Any input or suggestions welcome!
    Sadly, it's cold calling or going by what positions are open according to their websites... or you know someone from the inside who can help you land a job.

    These hospitals are big. They don't have time to look at each application, and that's the sad truth. =( Trust me, I'm trying my damn hardest to get in. I have my eye on a particular one.
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    Thanks 27400, that is basically what I thought. They never taught how to market yourself in school, unfortunately lol...joy oh bliss..
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    In response to a few questions, I've never seen an RPN posting for SickKids or heard of an RPN working there. In saying that, there are hospitals like Southlake (in Newmarket) or Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital that definitely do hire RPNs on their wards.
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    Quote from PedRN86
    In response to a few questions, I've never seen an RPN posting for SickKids or heard of an RPN working there. In saying that, there are hospitals like Southlake (in Newmarket) or Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital that definitely do hire RPNs on their wards.
    Agreed. I know someone who works at SickKids and I'm pretty sure Sickkids does not hire RPNs. When I had my placement at Bloorview last year, the RPN told me that she wanted to do the bridging program so she could work at SickKids.
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    I work at sick kids and I know for sure they do not hire rpn's. Sick kids deals with the toughest cases and patients tend to be very unstable so only RNs at sick kids.


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