Registered Practical Nurse (RFT 1.0 FTE)

Registered Practical Nurse Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM24-138E
Title: Registered Practical Nurse (RFT 1.0 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Full-time
FTE: 1.0
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings
Unit: Inpatient Unit
Department: Geriatric Psychiatry
Union: CUPE Local 942
Site: Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
Number of Vacancies: 1

About The Royal

As one of Canada’s foremost mental health care and academic health science centres, The Royal has a clear purpose: to get more people living with mental illness into recovery faster. This is at the core of everything we do and it is driven by the passion, focus and dedication of our employees. Every day, the work that we do transforms the lives of people with mental illness through specialized mental healthcare, advocacy, research and education. 


As a member of an interdisciplinary team, you will work actively and collaboratively in organizing and delivering care to geriatric clients in a psychiatric setting. 

  • Maximize the person’s function, participation and control in their recovery.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyle changes through health teaching.
  • Provides person centered care, by incorporating knowledge of the unique needs of older adults with mental health challenges &/or varying stages of cognitive deficits.
  • Identifies patient needs and responds to them appropriately and promptly.
  • Monitors and documents patient response to therapeutic intervention and reports unexpected outcomes to the RN.
  • Collaborates with the Registered Nurse to effectively manage rapidly changing situations.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and complies with, the vision and value statements of the Royal, relevant policies, procedures, responsibilities and routines and other relevant information.
  • Promotes a supportive working relationship and effective communication of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Establishes and promotes effective therapeutic relationships between staff members, patients and their families.
  • Accountable to meet College of Nurses of Ontario Standards for RPN’s.
  • Engages in enhancing knowledge through ongoing learning, education and reflective practice.
  • Administers medications and performs treatments within the RPN’s full scope of practice according to applicable regulations and the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards and policies and procedures of the Royal.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Work in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient/client safety practices, policies and procedures of The Royal.
  • Ensure a work environment that is conducive to The Royal’s Anti-Racism, Harassment, & Discrimination Free Workplace Policy
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Graduate of recognized Diploma Program in Practical Nursing;
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Minimum of two years recent experience with older adults with psychiatric/mental health illness preferred.
  • Knowledge of CNO Standards regarding RPN scope of practice.
  • Understanding of MHA and relevant legislation.
  • WHMIS update in preceding 12 months.
  • Fire Training update in the past 12 months.
  • CPR Certification within the last 12 months.
  • Completion of Prevention of Violence in the Workplace training (C.P.I.) required.
  • GPA (Gentle Persuasive Approach) training and P.I.E.C.E.S training, or other related dementia care training is preferred.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Current knowledge of mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression/comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. French level A- is mandatory in oral expression and oral comprehension.

Salary Range: $34.33 to  $35.97 per hour

Additional Information

  • All applicants must provide a recent resume that clearly indicate that they meet the required qualifications.
  • Please apply by clicking on the Apply button below.
  • The Royal sincerely thanks all applicants for their interest in a career with us; however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
  • All new hires will be required to obtain a clear and valid Criminal Record or Vulnerable Sector Records Check as a pre-condition of employment.
  • The Royal is an equal opportunity employer. Upon request, accommodations due to a disability are available throughout the recruitment process.