Registered Nurse, Temporary Full-Time, Obstetrics/Palliative Care

Job No: 2023375
Location: Parry Sound

Registered Nurse
Obstetrics/ Palliative Care
Job Posting: ONA 2023-375
Temporary Full-Time Position (May 2024 until approximately December 2024)

About the Organization

Located on the coast of beautiful Georgian Bay, our facility boasts the best that both nature and technology can offer. We work in one of Canada's most modern health care facilities and live in one of the country's top outdoor adventure destinations. You can get from desk to dock in 10 minutes!

West Parry Sound Health Centre (WPSHC) has always employed an innovative planning approach aimed at integrating services. Faced with the challenges of rural care delivery, WPSHC has partnered in regional alliances and created internal programming solutions that have benefited patient care and improved services throughout the catchment area.

Today our uniquely integrated health care organization includes Lakeland Long Term Care, six Nursing Stations delivering care to rural communities, management of District ambulance services and dispatch, and a full range of in-patient and out-patient programs associated with a 90-bed acute care hospital.

As well as being recognized as a "pace-setter" hospital for its unbroken string of balanced budgets, WPSHC's innovative approach to integration has benefited the community through more seamless local delivery of services, improved access to primary care, a wider understanding of local needs and the ability to respond as these needs continue to evolve. Additionally, these initiatives have resulted in cost savings through co-location and improved 'point-of-service' for clients.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

WPSHC currently has an opening for a Registered Nurse to join our interdisciplinary team of skilled professionals.  Reporting to the Clinical Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing excellent quality patient care and leadership to members of the health care team within the nursing units of the Health Centre.

The hours of work will be all shifts, including weekends and being on-call as required.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly salary of $39.07- $56.00 based on experience. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • 14% pay in lieu of fringe benefits (10% if enrolled in HOOPP)
  • 6% vacation pay
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Bursary funding and paid time for education and professional development
  • Wellness Program & onsite gym

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment that will allow you to develop a wide breadth of skills. This is an opportunity to grow in an established and highly respected organization, using your experience and skills to inspire a direct and positive impact on the community.

More About You

You will need a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario to qualify for the role. You will also need to have:

  • Commitment to obtaining an OB nursing certificate;
  • Previous recent related OB experience;
  • Demonstrated excellent communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to work collaboratively with the multidisciplinary team and community resources;
  • Demonstrated expertise in a physical assessment, health teaching, and clinical decision-making;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software related to healthcare programs
  • Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, work performance, disciplinary history and positive work references;
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing would be an asset
  • A.C.L.S. Certification, P.A.L.S. Certification, and NRP Certification would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in obstetrical nursing would be an asset;
  • Preference will be given to candidates with current certification in Added Nursing Skills pertinent to Obstetrical nursing would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in Nursing Skills pertinent to Acute Care Nursing (IV starts, Wound care, Ostomy care) would be an asset.
  • If no previous experience with obstetrical nursing, commitment to obstetrical training within 3-4 months- breastfeeding course, NRP within 2 months. Enrollment in community college perinatal or obstetrical program within 4 months.

The ideal candidate's work will exemplify WPSHC's core values: compassion, accountability, rights and responsibilities, excellence, and safety.

Please note: For the safety and well-being of our patients, employees, and visitors, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Exceptions may be made for individuals who are unable to receive a COVID-19 vaccine for legislated protected reasons (e.g. medical exemption). All incumbents in this position will be required to provide a clear criminal/vulnerable sector check as a condition of employment.

West Parry Sound Health Centre is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process to applicants with disabilities to ensure equal participation. If selected to participate in the recruitment and selection process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes.

Personal information submitted will be used for the purpose of this competition only.

Please be advised the WPSHC property is smoke-free.


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About Parry Sound

Parry Sound is a beautiful town, located on the shores of an inland “ocean”, Georgian Bay. The area boasts many beautiful beaches, parks and trails. It is ideally situated just off highway 400, in the Southermost part of Northern Ontario. This charming waterfront town is within a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, and home to 6,500 residents in the town itself, and over 14,000 in the immediate area. In summer, the population grows to nearly 100,000 people with seasonal residents, making for a very interesting dynamic! The area boasts several Provincial Parks and unlimited water for boating, canoeing/kayaking, fishing and things to do. In the winter, Parry Sound has a thriving snowmobiling, ice fishing, skiing and snowshoeing industry. The lakes generally freeze by January, and snow abounds in the area! In the summer the area swells with cottagers and visitors, who have discovered the beauty and hospitality of the region.
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