Humber River Hospital

Graduate Nursing Student Extern 13 West Inpatient Oncology

Posting Date 3 months ago(3/14/2023 3:28 PM)
Critical Care, Cardiology, Oncology & Respiratory Services
13 West Oncology Medicine
Employee Type
Temporary Full-Time
Employee Group
Non Union
Job ID
Job Category
New Graduates (RNs)

Position Profile

Humber River Hospital. Lighting New Ways In Healthcare.


Five years since opening our doors as North America’s first fully digital hospital and we remain unwavering in our belief that we can change the hospital where we work, the community where we live, and the world of healthcare beyond our borders. Serving a community of 850,000 residents in North West Toronto, Equity Inclusivity and active participation in the North West Toronto Ontario Health Team are key initiatives important to our Team.  At Humber River Hospital, we use a custom combination of technology and clinical expertise to rebuild elements of care. We make technology work for staff and physicians; giving them more time to spend with patients, to eliminate inefficiencies, and to reduce the chance of errors. Humber River Hospital is formally affiliated with both the University of Toronto and Queen’s University and committed to becoming a community academic hospital. Clinical Excellence, Optimizing Care through Technology and Community Connection frame our Research Strategy.   


At Humber River Hospital, we’re not hoping for a renaissance, we are making it happen. As part of our dynamic team, you can lead the way, as we continue our journey towards high reliability care!


We are currently looking for Temporary Full-Time Graduate Nursing Student Extern to be a part of our 13 West Inpatient Oncology program.


The Graduate Nursing Students Extern role is an unregulated healthcare worker providing direct personal support to HRH patients. Graduate Nursing Student Externs will be responsible for the provision and documentation of basic care for patients, and shall work under the supervision of regulated healthcare providers in accordance to department policies and procedures. They shall not perform or be delegated any regulated acts (medication administration, vital signs, assessments, etc.).

Employees hired into this position will be required to obtain their Nursing registration within the time frame outlined in provincial specific regulations.


Reporting Relationship: Manager Inpatient Oncology

Schedule Requirements: Rotating shifts, 8 or 12 hours, days/evenings/nights/weekends

Location: Humber River Hospital - Wilson Site

Employee Group: Non-Union




Under the supervision of the Primary Nurse or a regulated healthcare professional:

  • Responsible for the provision of basic care (activities of daily living such as bathing, toileting, feeding, etc.) needs for up to 10 patients each.
  • Responsible for the documentation of activities of daily living (ADLs), such as intake and output, and relevant communication for patients in which they have provided care for.
  • Participates in patient assessments
  • Assists regulated health professionals in routine monitoring (hourly rounding) of assigned patients
  • Receives report from assigned patients’ Primary Nurse, including any patient specific behaviours or issues to observe and report on.
  • Identifies and communicates with the inter-professional healthcare team members on patient issues for ongoing patient assignments as necessary, immediately report any clinical concerns to their direct supervisor.
  • Routinely meets with regulated health professional and / or inter-professional healthcare team as necessary to discuss patient status, safety issues and relevant patient or family information
  • Collaborates to develop and refine competency in understanding the development and management of patient care planning in preparation for transitioning into temporary registered position.
  • Participates in all required staff meetings as scheduled
  • Assists unit Clinical Practice Leader in the collection and identification of practice needs / gaps to develop educational strategies, plans or content, in consultation with the unit leadership team and clinical staff
  • Assists unit Clinical Practice Leader in the development and evaluation of formal and informal educational programs and materials
  • Supports and facilitates activities related to Best Practice Spotlight Organization in collaboration with unit CPL, manager and BPSO coordinator.




  • Nursing student in completion of their final year of study in a College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) approved Baccalaureate Nursing (BScN or BN) program and Practical Nursing (PN) program, prior to obtaining CNO registration
  • Current CPR Certification
  • Ability to provide basic assistive care with frequent supervision and ongoing mentoring from a Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse
  • Ability in assessing difficult situations and using good judgement
  • Ability to accurately and effectively communicate with the inter-professional healthcare team members
  • Excellent customer service skills; strong interpersonal and communication skills, ability to use good judgment in assessing difficult situations
  • Must be a team player (works well with others)
  • Demonstrates understanding of the use of technology
  • Mandatory compliance with HRH training- Privacy & Confidentiality requirements, WHMIS, Fire & Safety, hand hygiene modules
  • Good work attendance

Please be advised that in order to be eligible for employment at Humber River Hospital, all new hires must have received the full series of a COVID-19 vaccine or combination of COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada (e.g., two doses of a two-dose vaccine series, or one dose of a single-dose vaccine series); AND have received the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days prior to the hired employee’s first date of employment  Medical exemptions or any other kind of requested exemption based upon the Hospital’s obligations pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis 


Why Humber? Why Now?

Humber River Hospital is on an exciting transformation journey of redefining patient care, as we leverage the most advanced technologies to enhance all aspects of delivering high-quality, safe care. We continue to build a people-centered workplace with excellent staff and physician engagement by hiring passionate, diverse and inclusive healthcare professionals. People who care and encompass our values of CompassionProfessionalism and Respect. People who are committed to making a positive difference.

We are a Huron Consulting hospital, focused on building our evidence-based leadership practice and hardwiring a culture that WOWs.

Humber River Hospital is a member of the Toronto Academic Health Science Network (TAHSN), which is a dynamic network of academic health organizations providing leading edge research, teaching and clinical care.

We have collaborated with TAHSN member institutions in addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. Our membership in TAHSN supports our strategic pillar of advancing Humber River Hospital as a community academic hospital.

Humber River Hospital was the recipient of the 2021 Excellence in Patient Safety Award by the Canadian College of Health Leaders. This award recognizes teams that are committed to improving patient safety within a healthcare environment, through leadership, innovation, culture, and best practises.

Why? Because at Humber River Hospital, we know it is our people and our ability to innovate that allows us to consistently deliver a great patient experience and the best quality outcomes. After all, we are the hospital that believes exceptional care...healthier community.


This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by the employee within this position. However, the actual responsibilities, duties, qualifications and experience may vary. Employee may perform other related duties as required to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. Information contained in this job posting/description is subject to change.

Humber River Hospital is committed to inclusion and diversity. We believe that diversity drives our culture of innovation. By bringing together a variety of different perspectives, it fuels our creative thinking, generates new ideas and creates solutions designed to address tomorrow's healthcare challenges today. We take pride in providing professional development and career advancement opportunities for our employees including minorities, women, veterans and individuals with physical and developmental disabilities. We also provide accommodation to applicants and all of our employees - from hire to retire.

Let us know what we can do to help you be successful during your recruitment experience at Humber River Hospital.



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