Registered Practical Nurse, Regular Full-Time, Acute Care

Job No: 202436
Location: Parry Sound

Registered Practical Nurse
Acute Care
Job Posting: OPSEU 2024-36
Regular Full-Time Position

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 a opening for a Registered Practical Nurse to join our inter-disciplinary team of skilled professionals.  

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) administers direct nursing care for patients within the scope of their license with the College of Nurses of Ontario; provides indirect patient care by ensuring the proper maintenance, cleaning and assembly of equipment and facilities; works cooperatively with other health team members, while maintaining standards for professional nursing practice in the clinical setting.

The hours of work are all shifts, including weekends.

More About You

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

  • Successful completion of an approved RPN program;
  • A current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
  • Completion of Medication Administration for R.P.N.’s, medical asepsis, catheterization and IV training/education, combined with previous experience utilizing these skills;
  • Demonstrated satisfactory attendance levels, performance levels, disciplinary history and positive work references;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of various computer applications and software related to healthcare programs;
  • Courses in Behaviour Approach (such as P.I.E.C.E.S, GPA or restorative), would be an asset;
  • Previous experience in Nursing Skills pertinent to Acute Care, would be an asset.

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

New graduates are encouraged to apply!

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.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive starting hourly wage of $32.59 to start, based on experience. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Comprehensive Extended Health & Dental Benefits
  • Membership in Hospitals of Ontario Pension Plan 
  • Hospitals of Ontario Life Insurance Plan Life Insurance and AD&D 
  • Hospitals of Ontario Disability Insurance Plan Disability Insurance 
  • Bursary funding and paid time for education and professional development
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program (EFAP)
  • Wellness program, including an onsite gym
  • Relocation assistance from $2,500 to $5,000, depending on your location

Best of all, you will be welcomed into a supportive interdisciplinary team environment, allowing 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.

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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