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Published On: Thu, Jun 20th, 2013

Registered Practical Nurse

Registered Practical Nurse

Location: St. Thomas

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Job Code: 13-544

# of Openings: 2

Position Status: Part Time

Affiliation: CAW

Service: Continuing Care Centre (CCC)

Closing Date of Posting: 26/06/13


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.

The Continuing Care Centre consists of 55 beds, focusing on Rehabilitation, Palliative, Complex and Transitional Care. We provide patient-centred care for patients requiring short term or slow stream rehabilitation, pain and symptom management, complex care and patients waiting for an alternative level of care.

Hours: Must be available for 11.25 hour tours and other tours assigned by the hospital.

Skills & Qualifications Required:

  • Registered Practical Nurse, currently registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Graduate of a 3 year recognized College or education and experience that allows the RPN to practice at full scope
  • Minimum of one year rehabilitation and/or complex care experience within the last three years preferred
  • Certified medication administration; this includes an approved medication administration course within the last five years, and successful completion of the medication administration orientation process
  • Completion of STEGH RPN Scope of Practice Enhancements which include IV Medication Administration, Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Chest and Respiratory Assessment or graduate of a 2 year RPN Diploma, and ability to demonstrate competencies
  • Proven assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills related to complex care nursing
  • Proven ability to work independently, utilizing effective organizational skills in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated patient focused approach to care delivery
  • Excellent Attendance Record 

Continuing Education Required:

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

  • Maintain competencies to ensure they are relevant and up to date on a continuing basis
  • Maintain and continuously enhance competencies through continuous learning in order to base practice on knowledge and skills relevant to client health needs
  • Reflect on competencies in relation to changes occurring in the surrounding society and health environment in order to acquire and develop new competencies on an ongoing basis
  • Responsibility for educational support for competent nursing practice is shared among individual nurses, professional nursing organizations, employers, education institutions and governments as they make decisions that affect the common goal of quality care
  • Foster a culture of patient and staff safety guided by STEGH’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct

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 the Mission, 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.