Job Posting Information
Are you an experienced Registered Practical Nurse?
Do you want to work for an organization recently recognized as one of the National Capital’s Top Employers? Would you like to gain and diversify your scope of experience? Would you like the opportunity to grow and learn in your professional field?
We are currently accepting resumes to build a pool of qualified candidates for future opportunities as a Registered Practical Nurse in the Rehabilitation Centre
Spinal Cord Injury Rehab
Complex Orthopedic Rehab
Short Term Rehab
Acquired Brain Injury Rehab
Behavioural Rehab Services
Who We Are
The Ottawa Hospital is one of Canada’s largest learning and research hospitals, with more than 1,100 beds, approximately 12,000 staff members and an annual budget of about $1.2 billion.
Our focus on learning and research helps us develop new and innovative ways to treat patients and improve care. As a multi-campus hospital affiliated with the University of Ottawa, we deliver specialized care to the Eastern Ontario region, and our techniques and research discoveries are adopted around the world. We engage the community at all levels to support our vision for better patient care.
Rehabilitation nursing offers a gratifying career for nurses who want to use all of their clinical skills, make a visible difference in their patients' lives, and work as part of a collaborative healthcare team. Rehab nurses work with patients of all ages, and their families or caregivers, soon after the onset of a disabling injury or chronic illness. They restore patients' lives, so they have freedom and independence again. Rehab nurses play many roles. They are collaborators, educators, care coordinators, advocates, and change agents. They work with other healthcare team members including Physiatrists, Registered Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Neuropsychiatrists, Speech Therapists, and many more specialists to create comprehensive care plans based on patient goals and maximum potential.
Who You Are
You are a Registered Practical Nurse with a passion for people and a desire to make a difference. The work that you do at The Ottawa Hospital matters because you are key player on a team who is committed to providing each patient with an exceptional experience by demonstrating compassion, respect for all, a collaborative spirit and commitment to quality.
Sounds like you? Do you have the skills and experience listed below?
Minimum 1 year of recent related RPN experience;
Certificate of registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario;
Medication administration course;
Eligible for Certification in CPR;
Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of the nursing process as it relates to the general medicine patient and the ability to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting;
Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of the care of the General Medicine/Surgical/Rehabilitation patient and an ability to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting;
Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of the health care team;
Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in an oral and a written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines;
Identifies a commitment to personal continuing education;
Demonstrates an understanding and a willingness to participate in self evaluation;
Demonstrates a desire and ability to participate in patient teaching;
Demonstrates an understanding of the application and relevance of the Quality Assurance Program and participates in unit activities;
Demonstrates theoretical knowledge of the Nursing Utilization Collection system and willingness to participate on an ongoing basis;
Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic technique and an ability to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting;
Demonstrates knowledge of principles of safe medication administration and ability to practice this in a clinical setting;
Able to perform all tasks related to this position;
What we need from you
If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by improving the health of the community, excited by leading-edge medical technology, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient safety as we are, we want to hear from you!
Please submit your online application, including your CV and cover letter, so that you may be considered for future vacancies.
We thank all those who apply but only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The Ottawa Hospital is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.