Registered Practical Nurse, Full-Time, Acute Care in Parry Sound

Job No: RPNACUTE2
Location: North Bay

Full-Time Registered Practical Nurse - Acute Care
West Parry Sound Health Centre 

This position is located in Parry Sound, in the heart of Cottage Country. 

Relocation Assistance is available. 

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.

Being a member of the WPSHC team means you work with a leadership team that is collaborative and approachable.  WPSHC team members are passionate and dedicated to delivering high-quality patient and family-centered care.  Our team approach offers employees the opportunity to use their complete skill set in a modern environment.

For more information on WPSHC, please visit our website.

About the Opportunity

We are currently looking for a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) 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.

West Parry Sound Health Centre is an approved Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) participant. The CCPN provides a $25,000 incentive grant to eligible nurses in exchange for a 24-month commitment to an eligible employer.  

To learn more about the incentive grant, visit www.healthforceontario.ca/ccpn.

About the Benefits

In return for your dedication, you will be rewarded with an attractive hourly salary of $32.59 - $35.97 based on experience. In addition, you can look forward to the following array of benefits:

  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • Comprehensive Extended Health & Dental Plan
  • Relocation Assistance ($2,500 -$5,000)
  • 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 must have a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario to qualify for the role. You will also need to have 

  • 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;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Successful completion of an approved RPN program ;
  • Courses in Behaviour Approach (such as P.I.E.C.E.S, GPA or restorative);
  • Previous experience in Nursing Skills pertinent to Acute Care.

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 clients and employees, we require proof of COVID-19 vaccination before commencing employment. Accommodations will be made for those exempt from the COVID-19 vaccination, based on grounds protected by relevant human rights law. 

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your skills in a collaborative working environment - Apply Now! 

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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