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Our innovative environment allows you the opportunity to help carve out the future of complex continuing care and make a difference in the lives of our patients and the community. If you have what it takes to be a part of our dedicated interprofessional team, check out our current career opportunities below:

Whether you’ve seen a specific job opportunity in our current listings or want to send in your resume to inquire about potential or future opportunities, we’re happy to receive your application.

Click "Apply Now" beside the appropriate position below.

Runnymede is committed to employment equity and recruitment and hiring practices will be modified to accommodate an applicant’s disabilities if requested.

If you have any questions about a specific job opportunity or working at Runnymede, please contact the human resources department at human.resources@runnymedehc.ca.

Disclaimer: Runnymede Healthcare Centre may use and disclose your personal information collected and/or obtained during the hiring process for the purpose of determining your suitability for employment. If hired, your personal information will be incorporated into your employee file and may be disclosed for the purpose of administering your employment.

Staff: Screener

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Position Number : SCN-0821 | Date Updated : August 27th, 2021

Screener – Temporary Part-Time: Reporting to the Vice President, Quality, Risk & Clinical Transformation, the Screener provides support for the operational needs of the Hospital during pandemic situations. The primary role of the Screener is to greet, screen for signs and symptoms of illness, and assess eligibility for entrance to the Hospital, of all patients, caregivers, visitors, staff, and physicians utilizing the screening tools provided.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Screens all individuals entering the hospital for signs, symptoms, and travel based on the screening tools
  • Ensures all persons entering the facility follow proper precautionary measures and wear the correct protective apparel as required
  • Provides wayfinding and other information to visitors and patients
  • Communicates with respect and empathy any changes to policies and procedures as they relate to hospital access
  • Reviews and understands all current information relevant to screening requirements, including but not limited to information memos and infection control measures
  • Follow proper infection prevention control protocols and policies, including wearing appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), and proper cleaning of equipment and work spaces
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Represents Runnymede is a positive manner

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Completed Grade 12 diploma. Hospital experience is an asset
  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to interact well with all levels of staff and the community
  • Ability to adapt to continually changing priorities
  • Ability to work within established guidelines with minimum supervision
  • Must demonstrate excellent attendance

Staff: Talent Acquisition Specialist

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Position Number : TAS-0821 | Date Updated : August 23rd, 2021

Talent Acquisition Specialist - Permanent Full-Time: Reporting to the Director, People & Culture, the Talent Acquisition Specialist serves as the central point of contact for hospital-wide recruitment and works collaboratively with hiring managers across the Hospital as a strategic recruitment partner. The Talent Acquisition Specialist provides strategic advice, expertise, coordination and delivery of end-to-end talent acquisition services to hiring managers for both union and non-union staff and management recruitment.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Responsibilities include:

  • Deliver full-cycle recruitment services across all departments
  • Drive innovative and creative talent strategies, including multi-channel recruitment marketing campaigns, to build robust talent pools and pipelines.
  • Define and execute sourcing strategies to identify suitable candidates, conduct pre-screening phone interviews, onsite interviews and reference checks.
  • Research, plan and attend industry and in-house recruitment events; build relationships with colleges, universities and other educational institutions and attend job fairs.
  • Design and implement in collaboration with the HR team and management team a strategic workforce plan including short and long-term strategies and goals.
  • Manage administrative components related to recruitment activities including but not limited to template creation, job posting/advertising, interview and hiring event scheduling and candidate correspondence.
  • Collect, validate and analyze recruitment metrics and design recruitment strategies and practices that support business objectives and achieve quality of hire, time to fill and diversity targets.
  • Review and evolve RHC recruitment practices, including, develop and maintain talent acquisition tools, interview guidelines and talent management with an EDI lens.
  • Maintain awareness of and ensure that the recruitment and selection process complies with all applicable laws, policies and collective agreements.
  • Provide guidance and ensure proper interpretation of collective agreements as they relate to recruitment, while collaborating Sr. HRBP and leadership.
  • Plan and implement effective Corporate Orientation sessions with engagement across the HR team and various corporate services.
  • Assist with special HR projects as required.
  • Provide backup administrative support, including but not limited to, preparing letters, updating HR databases, including pension and benefit software, and maintaining tracking databases.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Undergraduate Degree in Business/Human Resources or other related field or successful completion of a Diploma in Human Resources field required.
  • Minimum five (5) year working experience in a talent acquisition/recruitment role. Experience within a unionized environment. Experience in a health care setting preferred.
  • Current knowledge of, or the ability to understand and interpret as required: Ontario Employment legislation (ESA), WSIB, Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, Labour Relations Act, Occupational Health and Safety.
  • Experience working with Applicant Tracking Systems and HRIS
  • Demonstrated analytical, partnership building, and customer service skills with ability to develop rapport
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills to manage competing priorities.
  • Evaluates own needs for personal and professional development to maintain high level of competence

Staff: Utilization Coordinator - Discharge

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Position Number : UCD-0821 | Date Updated : August 19th, 2021

Utilization Coordinator - Discharge – Temporary Full-Time : An integral member of the multidisciplinary team, the Utilization Coordinator- Discharge is responsible for providing leadership related to discharge coordination, planning and navigation within the inpatient rehab & medically complex team. He/she works collaboratively with the client/family and interdisciplinary team members to achieve an individualized, well-coordinated discharge plan.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates and develops a timely, effective and safe discharge plan in collaboration with interdisciplinary team members
  • Works with the clinical team to identify high risk patients and those patients with long length of stay, Alternate Level of Care (ALC) designation, and multiple treatment issues to coordinate early intervention with respect to discharge planning.
  • Document interventions in a format that facilitates the monitoring and evaluation of short and long term effects of case management; ensures records are accurate and up to date.
  • Evaluates and revises the discharge plan in collaboration with the client/family and interdisciplinary team to ensure that client/family care needs are met
  • Documents and participates in interdisciplinary plan of care and family care conferences to facilitate patient discharge.
  • In collaboration with the transitional coordinator, identifies and coordinates community resources from within the public, private, charitable and non-profit sectors for the purpose of coordinating patient care plans post hospital stay.
  • Acts as a resource to family and interdisciplinary team members regarding community resources and is an expert in the discharge planning process
  • Closely monitor discharges on a day to day basis and makes recommendations to clinical leadership team to manage bed allocation and utilization.
  • Work with clinical operation leadership team to coordinates the effective and efficient use of inpatient beds within the hospital.
  • Works collaboratively with the clinical operation leadership team to develop strategies to improve and enhance discharge and flow.
  • Develop tools to monitor the discharge planning process, including collection of data pertinent to hospital’s discharge provision.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to lifelong learning, identifies learning needs and establishes annual goals and objectives in alignment with the program and strategic plan
  • Participates in quality improvement activities and supports the maintenance of a safe and healthy work environment for staff, clients and families.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Completion of diploma in Health-related discipline. Nursing preferred
  • Current valid Registration from relevant Health related College.
  • Good understanding of the College and the Standards of Practice
  • Minimum of two (3) years hospital experience required
  • Knowledge of community resources, support services and partnership preferred.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills required
  • Excellent negotiation skills required.
  • Previous experience with discharge planning and coordination would be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook)

Staff: Clinical Pharmacist

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Position Number : PH-0821 | Date Updated : August 19th, 2021

Clinical Pharmacist – Permanent Full-Time & Part-Time: The clinical pharmacist provides patient focused care in partnership with the patient, their family and other healthcare providers by completing Medication Reconciliations, maintaining Patient Medication Profiles attending Patient Care Conferences and providing support to interprofessional team members.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide clinical pharmacy services for the purpose of improving the patients’ quality of life, by applying knowledge of variations in drug absorption, distribution, metabolism and elimination
  • Ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of prescribed treatments to patients in a safe and fiscally responsible manner.
  • Identify, prevent and resolve medication related problems by conducting medication histories, developing and monitoring care plans and then communicating the plan to the interprofessional team, patient, Substitute Decision Maker and/or family.
  • Dispense and distribute medication to the patient care units, ensuring that stock is consistently available to nursing staff for patient administration.
  • Provide specialized pharmaceutical services to improve drug usage and therapeutic outcomes that may include advising prescribers on issues concerning drug therapy, such as the inherent toxicity and side effects as well as assisting in the determination of appropriate doses.
  • Provide consultation to the interprofessional team, patient, Substitute Decision Maker and/or family when required, to assist in the individual care of the patient.
  • Ensure compliance with the Standards of Practice for Canadian Pharmacists used by the Ontario College of Pharmacists and the National Association of Pharmacy Regulation Authorities.
  • Supervises Pharmacy Technician(s) and provide input regarding their annual performance review.
  • Carries out decisions made by Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee regarding the use, addition and/or deletion of drugs used in the hospital, and/or in the Pharmacy Policies and procedures.
  • Provides drug utilization data when required.
  • Completes workload measurement and reporting as per Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care guidelines and Runnymede Healthcare Centre (Runnymede) policy.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in Pharmacy
  • Current License with the Ontario College of Pharmacists, Part A. of Register
  • Proof of Professional Liability Insurance coverage
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience in a Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care Hospital Pharmacy Department or an Acute Care Hospital Pharmacy Department
  • Windows Operating System, Microsoft Office Suite, Apothecare, PakEdge, Medidose
  • Expertise in lean methodologies preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive patient care
  • Familiar with pharmacy and medical operations programs including antibiotic stewardship, quality assurance processes and drug information software

Staff: Evening Service Desk Technician

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Position Number : ESDT-0121 | Date Updated : August 4th, 2021

Evening Service Desk Technician– Permanent Full-Time: The Evening Service Desk Technician will play a key role in providing prompt and courteous first level support for employees who might be experiencing computer technology-related problems. This includes but’s not limited to providing initial triage, troubleshooting, and support for all reported incidents/ events. The Evening Service Desk Technician will follow established process for monitoring, escalation, tracking and follow-up on any reported problems. Collaborate with other members of the department on more complex support issues and projects. Provide training, repair advice and support to users in the areas of installation, configuration and end-user problem resolution. The Service Desk Technician will participate in user training to avoid recurring computer technology related problems.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities Includes:

  • Acts as a single point of contact for service portal, phone calls and emails from staff regarding technology related issues and queries;
  • Records all Incident, Service, and Change Requests in ticket system
  • Takes ownership of user problems and follows up the status of problems on behalf of the user and communicates progress in a timely manner
  • Maintains a high degree of customer service for all support queries and adhere to all service management principles
  • Maintains and provides Service Desk related statistical reports on call trends.
  • Monitors all ‘High’ and ‘Major’ priority ServiceDesk issues to ensure prompt resolution.
  • Monitors ServiceDesk records and analyse reports, taking preventative action to ensure Service Levels are met across the IT operational group.
  • Documents and conducts system monitoring/reporting on hardware, software, phone system and network resources and data centre operations to ensure a high level of availability, performance, security and integrity
  • Carries out hardware and software relocations and re-configuration as directed.
  • Assists in the administration of the Local Area Network including data management and printing facilities, eg: printer, print queue, Active Directory, running of SQL script
  • Provides resolution of basic security related issues such as malware detection, password reset.
  • Provides end-user technical support for PCs, peripherals, telecom devices, and audio visual equipment
  • Participates in disaster recovery activities and special projects as required
  • Maintains and protects confidentiality with regard to all aspects of patient care and employee information.
  • Assumes ‘on-call’ responsibilities as per Hospital policy

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Primary role will be evening shift (4:00PM – 12:00AM) Monday to Friday however the support schedule may encompass other shifts (days nights, weekends and holidays) if required.
  • Diploma or post-secondary education in Computer Science
  • 1-3 years of IT Service Desk customer service experience in the healthcare industry
  • 1-3 years of related experience in Microsoft Active Directory and security group policy, Windows Server and desktop operating systems.
  • 1-3 years of experience in configuration support for smart mobile phones such as BlackBerry, Android and Iphone.
  • 1-2 years experience in Citrix XenApp or similar remote access systems
  • Exposure to telecom (PBX / voicemail support) would be an asset
  • Understanding of networking concepts such as TCP/IP, DNS, IPV6, Routing, Firewalls, Network Security.
  • Active Directory, IIS, MS SQL 2008, MS Exchange 2010, SharePoint,
  • Citrix XenApp, VMware Virtualization, NEC VOIP PBX, Backup Tools with Libraries/Autoloaders, Storage Area Networks (iSCSI), MS Office & Tools:Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Project, and Visio
  • Strong customer service skills and telephone support experience;
  • Detail oriented and strong commitment to data/process accuracy and integrity
  • Demonstrated experience in extracting information, identifying and troubleshooting problems.
  • Experience with Helpdesk tracking Database software an asset

Staff: Environmental Aide

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Position Number : EA-0821 | Date Updated : July 20th, 2021

Environmental Aide – Casual: As a member of the environmental services team, the Environmental Aide will provide all user departments with adequate linen and patient care items for each 24 hour period Additionally, in-house laundry service for all non-standard linens will be provided as well as preparation of soiled linen for shipment and receive clean linen when delivered. The Environmental Aide will also maintain a clean environment and necessary clean supplies, and participate in Continuous Quality Improvement Program.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities Include:

  • Deliver adequate linen and patient care items to all nursing units, daily.
  • Maintain a clean and safe environment and practice infection control.
  • Unload clean linen from external laundry service, reload soiled linen containers for shipment (weigh all outgoing linen) on a daily basis.
  • Sort and restock all linen carts, as per quota; transport all clean linen to user department.
  • Deliver additional requests i.e. linen, patient care items, etc. and cleaning supplies
  • Support the Occupational Health and Safety Program, make health and safety a part of your daily routine, ensure you are following safe work methods and are complying with relevant legislation.
  • Soiled and clean linen handling
  • Cleaning and maintaining of patient care and non-patient care areas assigned by the manager
  • Dusting and damp mopping patient and non-patient rooms and washrooms
  • Dusting, washing and polishing furniture and fixtures
  • Wash and make discharged patient beds
  • Vacuuming of carpets
  • Window cleaning and changing of curtains
  • Gathering and disposing of garbage and bio-medical waste
  • Cleaning isolation rooms/Terminal cleaning
  • Required to use equipment: Auto-scrubber Machine, Burnisher,/project work

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Completion of secondary school or equivalent
  • Must be capable of pushing heavy carts, lifting heavy cartons and frequent bending
  • Must be able to stand and/or walk for the majority of the day
  • Good communication skills in both oral and written in English
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Staff: Logistics, Contracts & Inventory Coordinator

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Position Number : LCIC-0921 | Date Updated : June 23rd, 2021

Logistics, Contracts & Inventory Coordinator (Buyer) – Permanent Part-Time - This role will operationalize and coordinate the procurement, inventory and supply chain management. This position will also liaise with the supervisor Logistics, Contracts and Inventory in making sure that the hospital policy, government guidelines, Broader Public Sector (BPS) Supply Chain Directives, and best business practices are followed. The Logistics, Contracts and Inventory Coordinator will establish and maintain relationships with stakeholders and suppliers.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Ensure prompt and accurate entry of purchase order date (e.g. FOB, payment terms, unloading point, accounting classification) into the business system and transmittal of orders electronically. Monitor vendor acknowledgements to ensure orders are filled accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Good understanding of EMR (Meditech Expanse module)
  • Develop material management workflows for EMR
  • Communicate regarding product changes or additions to existing contracts, and identification of high volume, direct purchase products for evaluation as potential inventory items.
  • Ensure the application of the Hospital’s policies and procedures continuously and equitably by all representatives and personnel.
  • Contribute in creating of standard operating procedure pertaining to logistics, contracts and inventory.
  • Assist in analyzing data to identify new opportunities for cost savings or increased service coverage
  • Communicate vendor compliance issues and/or contract issues to remove internal and external roadblocks to contract execution and focus stakeholders toward problem resolution
  • Represents the department on multidisciplinary committees, cost saving task forces and redevelopment task forces.
  • Perform inventory analysis to avoid stock shortages/overstock and analyze root cause of inventory issues and provide resolutions.
  • Develop initiatives to reduce slow moving inventories and to improve inventory turns.
  • Assist in inventory risk assessment and mitigation activities.
  • Track purchasing activities and KPI metrics such as PO activity, Open PO’s and turnaround time.
  • Ensure compliance to Ontario Government purchasing directives, vendor policies and internal customer specifications.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Degree in related field (i.e. Business) or equivalency in education and recent/related logistics experience required
  • Recognized Professional Supply Chain Designation (CPP/SCMP) is an asset
  • Minimum 3-5 years of direct work experience in a logistics or supply chain function required
  • Healthcare logistics experience preferred
  • Proven experience in inventory management
  • Demonstrated understanding of Health Care Supply Chain leading practices
  • Past experience working with Meditech systems preferred
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)

Staff: Registered Nurse

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Position Number : RN-0121 | Date Updated : June 17th, 2021

Registered Nurse - Temporary Full-Time and Temporary Part-Time Positions: The Registered Nurse (RN), in collaboration with the interprofessional team, will provide care and treatment to patients undergoing rehabilitation to achieve restoration of their abilities. This is accomplished through delivery of assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, education, preventive measures and maintenance of health and functional abilities to diverse patient population within our hospital.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Applies the appropriate knowledge, skill, judgment and competencies required for safe practice, by adhering to the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) Practice Standards, Canadian Nurses Association (CNA) Rehabilitation Nursing Clinical Competencies Domain, Runnymede Healthcare Centre (RHC) policies and procedures as well as other relevant professional associations.
  • Utilizes nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) including observation, listening and physical assessment skills to plan the provision of nursing care.
  • Partner with the patients and families, in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team, to facilitate appropriate, timely and effective discharge/transition planning, beginning at the time of admission.
  • Incorporates information on the effects and outcomes of comorbid health conditions, identifying interventions, priorities and target dates to achieve patient centered goals.
  • Identifies, educate and coaches the patient to reach their maximum potential for self care and independence.
  • Integrate principles of chronic illness, disability, frailty and aging into nursing care delivery.
  • Meets the ethical and legal requirements for professional practice within the policies and procedures of RHC and the CNO Standards.
  • Mentors students and newly hired RNs and Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs).
  • Advocates for protecting and promoting the patient’s autonomy, respect, privacy and dignity.
  • First line for conflict resolution with the patient, SDM, family and/or team members.

The successful candidate posses the following qualifications/experience:

  • Undergraduate degree in nursing is preferred
  • Current certificate of registration as a registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario is required
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certification required
  • Completion of the Canadian Nurses Association Rehabilitation Nursing Certification – CRN (C) credential preferred
  • Good understanding of the College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice
  • Two years of nursing experience in a rehabilitation/complex continuing care hospital or acute care hospital preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills, ability to manage workload, demonstrated leadership and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with the interprofessional team, patients and their families

Staff: Health and Safety Specialist

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Position Number : HSS-0621 | Date Updated : June 8th, 2021

Health and Safety Specialist – Permanent Full-Time- The Health and Safety Specialist is responsible for ensuring a safe working environment and compliance with various health and safety regulations/legislation that protects the hospital from legal liability or other litigation. The Health and Safety Specialist performs regular safety inspections and works closely with members of the management team, providing advice and recommendations related to occupational health and safety matters that arise.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for ensuring the implementation of health and safety programs, policies or procedures to ensure compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, the Health Care and Residential Facilities regulation and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and other applicable legislation
  • Provide expertise on program development and maintenance for AODA and related legislative requirements
  • Addresses potential health and safety concerns by inspecting, auditing or investigating the workplace proactively and based on concerns raised by employees, supervisors or health and safety committees. Recommends solutions to the appropriate management level and follows up to ensure compliance. Maintains records for internal and external reporting requirements.
  • Coordinates the activities of the occupational health and safety committees, ensuring compliance with legislative requirements. Acts as a resource member of the committees, as required.
  • Liaises with departments to ensure that occupational hygiene testing/sampling that is required in an acute health care setting occurs as per applicable regulation. Where necessary, provides expert advice on requirements and interpreting test results.
  • Provides/arranges for employee health and safety training, such as WHMIS training, safe lifting techniques, health and safety committee training, new employee orientation, etc. Develops training materials/resources to meet the specific needs of diverse staff groups.
  • Create and maintain the hospital’s health and safety program, preventative programs, health and safety policies, program documents and legislative updates in collaboration with Hospital leaders and staff
  • Plans long and short-term goals and objectives to align with the RHC’s strategic plan and ensure compliance with health and safety standards, policies and guidelines.
  • Participate in the development and implementation of the Emergency Response Plan – emergency code policies, pandemic plan, incident management framework, business continuity plans
  • Conducting monthly comprehensive and silent mocks to test staff preparedness

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • A minimum three-year diploma/degree in Occupational Health and Safety or equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • Occupational Health and Safety Certification (CRSP, COHN-C or equivalent)
  • Canadian Registered Safety Professional Designation, or in progress is an asset
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Fire Code, Building Code, Occupational Health and Safety laws and regulations, AODA, WSIA, and other applicable health and safety legislation.
  • Certification in Risk Management/Emergency Disaster Preparedness is preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in the field of occupational health and safety
  • Knowledge and experience in a health care/hospital setting preferred
  • 3 years experience in risk management and/or Emergency preparedness is preferred
  • Knowledge of Parklane is considered an asset
  • Advanced knowledge of Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook

Staff: Team Lead, Branding, Communications & Marketing

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Position Number : TLCOM-0621 | Date Updated : June 1st, 2021

Team Lead, Branding, Communications & Marketing–Permanent Full-Time - The Team Lead, Branding, Communications and Marketing is responsible for daily oversite of the hospital’s corporate communications department. This role supports and functions in the capacity for generating staff, public and stakeholder interest in and knowledge of the hospital’s unique role in Ontario’s healthcare system. This role supports and works collaboratively with key stakeholders both within and outside of the organization to develop and implement targeted communication strategies for Runnymede Healthcare Centre.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Oversee the hospital’s corporate communications function and departmental operations
  • Act as a role model and ambassador for the mission, vision, values and communicate the strategic directions of the hospital
  • Develop and implement appropriate communication materials to convey key messages, organizational positioning and objectives, for example, responsible for the development of key messages; writing, editing, photography and production of these materials
  • Write news articles for targeted trade publications such as Hospital News, OHA publications, etc.
  • Act as a primary public relations contact for Runnymede Healthcare Centre
  • Support strategic planning and development of the hospital’s external communications program to effectively communicate the hospital’s activities and corporate objectives
  • Maintain a media relations and outreach program with focus on raising the hospital’s profile among government, healthcare and community audiences
  • Provide corporate communication assistance to the Director, Client Relations and Community Engagement for crisis communication and issues management
  • Support strategic planning, development and oversight of the hospital’s internal communications program to build employee awareness and enthusiasm regarding the hospital’s objectives, plans and activities
  • Oversee the development, distribution and evaluation of the employee newsletter, internal communications vehicles and promotional materials, and hospital intranet
  • Monitor and ensures compliance with policies and procedures related to communications and public relations

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • University Degree in Corporate Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Public Relations or related
  • Minimum of 5 years in a supervisory role, developing and implementing a corporate communications program is required
  • Ability to use good judgement and manage multiple priorities effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Preferred candidates will have worked in a healthcare, non-profit environment
  • Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated graphic design, web publishing and general office computer skills
  • Superior interpersonal skills are required in order to deal effectively with both internal and external people and organizations at all levels and from diverse backgrounds

Staff: Communication Specialist

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Position Number : COM - 0521 | Date Updated : May 31st, 2021

Communications Specialist – Permanent Full-Time: Reporting to the Team Lead, Branding, Communication & Marketing and Director, Client Relations and Community Engagement; this position will primarily support hospital wide corporate initiatives that align with our strategic directions and/or legislative requirements. This position develops and evaluates communication strategies to effectively target audience(s), promoting the hospital’s profile and initiatives while supporting Runnymede in maintaining a leadership position in the healthcare environment.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborate with key stakeholders (including senior leadership team) to communicate the hospital’s vision, strategic directions and progress on results.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of a communications strategy and associated activities using consistent processes, templates and tools which support achievement of Runnymede’s strategic directions and organizational priorities.
  • Produce and edit highly creative written, visual and broadcast content for the hospital's web site and intranet as well as, community outreach, government, media and employee communication vehicles.
  • Prepare key messages, backgrounders, speeches, presentations, promotional items, executive briefing notes, story pitches, media releases, fact sheets and press kits.
  • Identify specific or unique communication delivery channels needed for stakeholder groups and champion communication solutions.
  • Produce and distribute a regular electronic newsletter for internal audiences, coordinating information submitted from stakeholders.
  • Ensure quality of communications and their compliance to corporate standards; ensure all necessary approvals are secured prior to publication.
  • Liaise with external vendors and the purchasing department to ensure purchasing and publications policies and procedures are followed.
  • Provide photography services for internal/external publications, events and websites and work with health information services and hospital departments to ensure the appropriate media consents and HR approvals are in place for all subjects.
  • Ensure all internal communications are focused on maintaining and strengthening Runnymede’s culture through strategic fit and appropriate tone and content.
  • Maintain public bulletin boards, brochure holders and communications boards on a bi-weekly basis, ensuring engagement with up to date messaging.
  • Contribute to the development, implementation and evaluation of a social media strategy using consistent processes, templates and tools.

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications/experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or similar discipline required
  • Work or volunteer experience in the not-for-profit or health care sector preferred
  • Minimum two years related work experience in a strategic communications role.
  • Proven track record of success in developing and implementing internal communications programs that reach a diverse employee base.
  • Ability and flexibility to manage multiple and changing deadlines. Solid project management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software suite, Adobe CS5
  • Experience managing or supporting development and maintenance of an intranet.
  • Knowledge of marketing and public relations principles.
  • Must be able to attend functions outside normal business hours, as required.

Staff: Physiotherapist

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Position Number : PHY-0521 | Date Updated : May 21st, 2021

PHYSIOTHERAPIST – CASUAL: The primary functions of the Physiotherapist include the assessment of patients; interpretation of findings; implementing and evaluating the impact or effectiveness of intervention strategies and education of patients and/or their caregivers. The successful candidate may be required to work weekends

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assess assigned patients through the administration of formal and informal assessments
  • Determine and monitor appropriate transfer and mobility status
  • Formulate and implement individual treatment plans based on analysis of assessment findings and clinical reasoning
  • Establish goals in collaboration with the patient and/or substitute decision maker
  • Develop the physiotherapy program considering the overall health care plan of the patient
  • Monitor change in the patient’s functional status and adjust treatment programs accordingly
  • Collaborate with members of the inter-professional team through documentation and/or direct consultation to provide a coordinated program of patient care and discharge plan
  • Assign aspects of the treatment plan to the Physiotherapy Assistant as appropriate
  • Recommend equipment for patient use e.g., mobility devices, foot orthoses
  • Attend and contribute to patient care conferences and meetings
  • Orientate and supervise PT and PTA students

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Baccalaureate Degree from an accredited Physiotherapy Program
  • Member in good standing with the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario
  • Assistive Devices Program Authorizer an asset
  • FIM certification and experience with NRS an asset
  • Experience in a Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care Hospital or Acute Care Hospital preferred including experience with discharge planning
  • Demonstrated expertise with geriatric, neurological and MSK conditions preferred
  • Completion of ongoing post-graduate professional development
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within an inter-professional team
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage workload
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Excellent work performance and attendance record

Staff: Occupational Therapist

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Position Number : OT-0121 | Date Updated : April 13th, 2021

Occupational Therapist - Permanent Part-Time & Casual - The Occupational Therapist assess patients, interprets findings, implements and evaluates the impact or effectiveness of intervention strategies and educates patients and/or their caregivers.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Responsibilities Includes:

  • Assess physical, psychological, perceptual, cognitive and functional status of assigned patients
  • Formulates and implements individual treatment plans based on analysis of assessment findings and clinical reasoning
  • Assigns aspects of the treatment plan to the OT Assistants as appropriate
  • Monitors change in the patient’s functional status and adjust treatment programs accordingly
  • Educates patients, appropriate family members, students and other health care providers with regard to Occupational Therapy and the management of patient’s health problems
  • Orients and supervises Occupational Therapy and Occupational Therapy Assistant students
  • Collaborates with members of the inter-professional team through documentation and/or direct consultation to provide a coordinated program of patient care.
  • Attend and contribute to patient care conferences and meetings.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Post secondary degree from an accredited Occupational Therapy Program as recognized by the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • Member in good standing with the College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario
  • FIM certification and experience with NRS an asset
  • Clinical experience in Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care Hospital or Acute Care Hospital preferred including discharge planning
  • Demonstrated expertise with geriatric, neurological and MSK conditions preferred
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work co-operatively within an inter-professional team
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage workload
  • Demonstrated critical thinking/problem solving skills
  • Excellent work performance and attendance record

Staff: Activationist Assistant

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Position Number : ACTA-0121 | Date Updated : May 1st, 2021

Activationist Assistant – Permanent Full-time & Temporary Full-Time - The activationist assistant provides support and assistance with the implementation of various activation programs within a group setting as well as on a one-to-one basis. The activationist assistant is also responsible for taking an active role in the development and implementation of new programs and quality improvement initiatives.

Application Deadline: June 11, 2021@ 16h00

Responsibilities Include:

  • Conducts individual and group programs under the direction and delegation of the Activationist.
  • Assists the Activationist with a variety of day, evening or weekend programs.
  • Assists to implement one-to-one and group programs to meet individual needs of specific patients.
  • Supports all patient education initiatives
  • Collaborates with members of the inter-professional team.
  • Maintains regular contact with the Activationist and promptly reports any change in the patient’s status.
  • Provides input to the Activationist regarding patient progress or participation in various programs.
  • Assists to set up for group and individual programs.
  • Assists the Activationist to prepare supplies and other administrative duties related to patient programs.
  • Maintains and records patient attendance.
  • Transports patients to and from the department.
  • Actively participates in staff education within Runnymede Healthcare Centre (RHC).
  • Participates in ongoing educational opportunities both internally and externally.
  • Supervises Volunteers.
  • Assists in monitoring of supplies.
  • Assists in maintaining tidiness and safety of the department and equipment.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications/experience:

  • Working towards Activation/Recreation Diploma/Certificate from a recognized Community College
  • Experience in a Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care Hospital or Acute Care Hospital preferred
  • Previous experience working with seniors an asset
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and above average ability to relate with patients, families and staff members
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage workload
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive patient care
  • Excellent attendance record
  • The ability to work independently and in a team environment
  • Experience with Windows Operating System, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint

Staff: Registered Practical Nurse

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Position Number : RPN-0121 | Date Updated : March 30th, 2021

Registered Practical Nurse – Permanent Part-Time and Temporary Part-Time Positions: The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) in collaboration with the inter-professional team will deliver care and treatment to stable; non-acute patients whose care needs are well defined and established; with predictable outcomes and manageable responses. This is accomplished through assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation, education and preventative measures for the maintenance of health and functional abilities, to a diverse patient population. The RPN provides excellent care by demonstrating compassion, professionalism and respect.

Application Deadline: Open until filled

The successful candidates will posses the following qualifications/experience:

  • Current certificate of competence as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Diploma from a recognized RPN program or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years of nursing experience in a Rehabilitation/Complex Continuing Care Hospital or Acute Care Hospital preferred
  • If graduated prior to 1995, must have medication administration certificate from an approved community college
  • Physical Assessment course essential
  • Good understanding of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Standards of Practice
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support certification (BCLS) required
  • Active involvement in own/our continuing education
  • Good organizational skills and ability to manage workload
  • Experience with Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work well with the inter-professional team, patients and their families
  • Excellent oral and written communication
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive and senior friendly patient care
  • An Excellent Attendance Record is a prerequisite