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Registered Practical Nurse

Rate $ $28.66-$33.76 per hour per hour CAD $28.66-$33.76 per hour / HOUR
Location Ottawa, ON Canada (On-site)
Type of project Health Nurse
Duration Part time, Permanent, casual (8 to 40 hr/wk) hours
Education required College/University
Years of experience Less than 2 years
Type of employment N/A
Area of Specialization Medical and Health Professions
Languages required N/A
Workhoppers Ottawa ON
Job Description

A bit about the position: Do you want to work a job that has a wide
scope of practice? Our rpn positions include lots of autonomy, an
exciting population to work with, all while you set a solid foundation
of nursing skills to be able to work anywhere. In addition, we have an
exciting benefits package and vacation, options and support for RPNs
looking to do the RN bridging program. If you’re looking for a
change, please read below to learn more about this exciting

What are we looking for RPNs to join our team as part of the Safe Consumption Site (SCS) program at
the Shepherds of Good Hope (SGH), TED program (SGH) and Hospice
program in Ottawa. The successful incumbent will
work closely and collaborate with the staff and managers working in
these programs as a team member in order to provide high quality care
to clients following a harm reduction philosophy. RPNs are expected to
cross train at all locations.

Who are we? Background: 
We provide health care services for people who are chronically homeless
with complex health needs. All our programs operate within a harm
reduction model and priority for service targets those with
co-occurring mental health and substance use disorders. Our role is to
coordinate and integrate health care services so that homeless
individuals can receive the same quality of health care as other
Canadians. Applicants are strongly encouraged to familiarize
themselves with harm reduction and its application in the health care
setting as well as the programs and services offered by us
prior to submitting their resume.

Internal/ External: Open to individuals who have a current license as
an RPN in the province of Ontario with the College of Nurses,
preference will be given to RPNs who are currently employed by our health institute.
CCWs who have completed their RPN preceptorships with OICHI may apply.

POSITION SUMMARY The RPN provides clinical care to clients who have
been admitted to the Managed Opioid Program and/ or access supervised
injection services on site and who may also receive their health care
at the TED, Safer Supply and Hospice programs by:· Providing
education on vein care and safe injection practices.· Providing
supervision to clients accessing the service to ensure that they are
safe and intervene in the event of an overdose.· Referring patients
to the TED program for follow up care, should follow up care be needed
from the SIS.· Collecting data required for program evaluation.·
Following the standard treatment protocols established for the MOP/
SIS/ TED and Hospice programs.· Monitoring patient’s medical
conditions and communicating this information to other clinical staff
and programs as appropriate.· Fielding telephone inquiries regarding
the program and facilitating communication between community partners
and clinical staff.· Working with a multidisciplinary team including
Peer Workers (People with lived experience of homelessness and/ or
substance use).

Hours of Work: **All RPNs will be cross trained at all
sites.** Shifts scheduled on 4 week rotation.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS· Current license as an RPN in the province of
Ontario with the College of Nurses· Ability/ availability to work all
shift rotations (including overnights and weekends).· Direct
experience working with Indigenous communities preferred· 2 years
experience in working with the homeless preferred· Good knowledge of
mental health and addictions · Ability to follow a harm reduction
philosophy in your approach to health care.· Strong organizational
skills· Good oral communication skills in English, bilingualism in
French or Indigenous language strongly preferred· Familiarity with
word processing software and comfort using technology in the
workplace.· Ability to communicate clearly and diplomatically.·
Capacity to teach students regarding evidence based harm reduction

**Must provide proof of vaccination for Covid19**


* Casual dress
* Dental care
* Employee assistance program
* Extended health care
* Paid time off
* Tuition reimbursement


* 12 hour shift
* 8 hour shift
* Day shift
* Night shift

Supplemental pay types:

* Bonus pay

COVID-19 considerations:

All staff are provided adequate PPE for covid precautions.

-February 24, 2023


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