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Published On: Tue, Jun 25th, 2013

Registered Practical Nurse

Location: St. Thomas
Position: Registered Practical Nurse
Job Code: 13-545
# of Openings: 1
Position Status: Regular Part Time
Affiliation: CAW
Service: Acute Medical Unit
Closing Date of Posting: 01/07/13
DESCRIPTION:      The nurse is responsible for establishing therapeutic relationships with patients and their families through application of foundational knowledge and judgment in assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating patient care.  A 50 bed acute medical unit caring for patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses, including strokes.   A multi disciplinary team approach is used to deliver quality health care to our patients.

HOURS:  Must be available for 11.25 hour tours and 7.5 hour tours, and other tours assigned by the hospital, 24 hour rotation, 7 days/week


  • Registered Practical Nurse, currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Previous 1 year Acute Care Medical experience within the last 3 years preferred
  • Ability to assess changing situations quickly and respond accordingly
  • Proven assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills related to medical nursing
  • Completion of STEGH RPN Scope of Practice Enhancements which include IV Medication Administration, Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Chest adn Respiratory Assessment or graduate of a 2 year RPN Diploma, and ability to demonstrate competencies.
  • Continuing education in heart & stroke preferred
  • Recent experience in medication administration
  • Proven ability to work independently, utilizing effective organizational skills in a changing environment
  • Palliative Care Fundamentals (Level 1) preferred
  • Basic computer skills
  • Excellent attendance record

Our Vision is to deliver an excellent patient care experience, in a safe and compassionate environment, in collaboration with our healthcare partners.

Applicants who wish to be considered for the vacancy shall submit their resume directly to

This position is open to both male and female applicants.  We thank all applicants who apply for this position, however, only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.  In accordance with Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, personal information will only be used for candidate selection.



Applications must be received online by midnight on the closing date listed on the posting. Late applications will not be accepted. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital is committed to a barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please inform us should accommodation be required at any point in the recruitment process.

We foster a culture of patient and staff safety where all positions comply and work in conjunction with theMission, Vision and Values of St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital.

About the Author

- Beginning in a one room office at the local YMCA, the Elgin-St. Thomas Youth Employment Counselling Centre opened its doors in 1986. Originally offering services to youth, the agency’s purpose broadened to serving all unemployed and underemployed in Elgin County. A partnership was established with Fanshawe College in 1990. the office has relocated six times and currently is located at 400Talbot Street, St. Thomas. An Aylmer satellite location opened in 1998 and a West Lorne satellite location was opened in 1999. In collaboration with Fanshawe College and under the umbrella name of Employment Services Elgin (ESE), we deliver Employment Ontario’s Employment Services (ES) program. This provincially funder program assists people in finding employment through resources and information, employment counselling, employment workshops and job placements. In September 2004, the YECC established the Talbot Teen Centre (TTC) as a youth centre for Elgin County. Having purchased and renovated the building at 745 Talbot Street, the TTC now hosts a multitude of programs to promote healthy living and healthy lifestyles to youth 12 to 18 years of age. With its long history of employment counselling and community involvement in a variety of projects, Employment Services Elgin has solidified its expertise in delivering relevant programming, and continues to evolve to best serve clients in a constantly changing labour market.