Registered Practical Nurse (RPT 0.4 FTE)

Registered Practical Nurse Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM23-251E
Title: Registered Practical Nurse (RPT 0.4 FTE)
Position Status: Regular Part-time
FTE: .4
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Unit: Schizophrenia Inpatient
Department: Integrated Schizophrenia Recovery Program
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.

Under the direction of the Manager, Patient Care Services, you will work as a member the multidisciplinary team, providing services to people with complex mental illness on an in-patient setting.
  • Works in collaboration with the interdisciplinary team using best practice and innovative approaches to provide the best possible patient- oriented treatment services.
  • Assesses and identifies patient needs and responds to them appropriately and promptly.
  • Monitors and documents patient response to therapeutic intervention and reports unexpected outcomes to the clinical team.
  • Recognize patient readiness to change, engaging patients using motivational interviewing techniques.
  • Collaborates with the clinical team to effectively manage rapidly changing situations.
  • Promotes healthy lifestyle changes through health teaching.
  • Ability to provide teaching to patients, family and other staff members.
  • Able to rotate between various services within the Schizophrenia program as required.
  • Demonstrates an awareness of and complies with, the vision and value statements of the ROHCG, relevant policies, procedures, responsibilities and routines and other relevant information.
  • Promotes a client centred focused environment and effective communication of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Knowledge and ability to facilitate therapeutic groups.
  • Establishes and promotes effective therapeutic relationships between staff members, patients and their families.
  • Assist with planning admissions, discharges, and transfers.
  • Liaise with community partners, primary care, and other referral services.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Previous nursing experience working in psychiatric/mental health specialization.
  • 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.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Basic computer skills required.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Current knowledge of mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral comprehension, expression, reading and writing. Bilingual (French/English) is considered an asset.

Salary Range: $30.35 to  $31.79 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.