Registered Practical Nurse (TPT 0.4 FTE)

Registered Practical Nurse Ottawa, Ontario

Position Information

Posting Number: ROM23-052E
Title: Registered Practical Nurse (TPT 0.4 FTE)
Position Status: Temporary Part-time
Contract End Date: 11/05/2023
FTE: 0.4
Job Schedule: Days/Evenings/Weekends
Unit: Recovery Unit
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 Recovery 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 client- oriented rehabilitation and treatment services.
  • Promotes a healthy lifestyle through direct assistance, health teaching and side by side assistance with activities of daily living, social relations ships, transportation and employment.
  • In collaboration with the Recovery Team, and the client develop recovery focused rehabilitation plans
  • 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 ROHCG, relevant policies, procedures, responsibilities and routines and other relevant information.
  • Promotes a Recovery 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.
  • 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 assigned duties as required.


  • Graduate of recognized Diploma Program in Practical Nursing.
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Heart saver CPR recertification within the last 12 months (BCLS certification on initial hire.)
  • CPI mandatory and ASIST Training preferred. Current WHMIS, fire training and All Code training required.
  • Knowledge of CNO Standards regarding RPN scope of practice.
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development.
  • Previous nursing experience working in psychiatric/mental health specialization.
  • Experience facilitating groups.
  • Knowledge of Illness Management Recovery (IMR) principles is an asset.
  • Demonstrated computer skills.
  • Current knowledge of mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques for residents.
  • Training related to mental illness and/or cognitive impairment or related areas.
  • Ability to work effectively as a team player.
  • Familiar with Psychosocial Rehabilitation and Recovery techniques.
  • Compassion/respect for persons with severe mental illness and their experience.
  • 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.