Registered Practical Nurse

Application ends: March 31, 2023
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Job Description

North Bay

Consider Your Next Career with the Ministry of the Solicitor General, Ontario Public Service!

The Ontario Public Service is one of the largest employers in the province, with a wide range of exciting career opportunities. We believe in the core values of trust, fairness, diversity, excellence, creativity, collaboration, efficiency and responsiveness. We invite you to join our teams!

We are seeking a caring and compassionate Registered Practical Nurse to join our health care team at the North Bay Jail. As a Registered Practical Nurse, you will provide nursing care, within the RPN scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario, to patients in stable health care conditions and patients in health care conditions with predicable outcomes.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario’s Human Rights Code. Refer to the “How to apply” section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will:

  • Prepare and administer medications
  • Monitor effects, side effects and adverse effects of medications and/or treatment
  • Report observations to the MD/registered nurse
  • Respond to emergencies and urgent care needs
  • Monitor patients’ healthcare status
  • Maintain accurate medical records and charts
  • Maintain a safe, secure and clean environment
  • Liaise with other clinical and correctional professionals
  • Practice in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations

How do I qualify?


  • You are currently registered in good standing as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Nursing Knowledge, Experience and Skills

  • You can provide full scope of services to patients with defined needs, and/or predicable outcomes, including the ability to: elicit, interpret and evaluate information from patients and other sources; evaluate and assess patients’ responses to planned health care interventions; identify patients with complex needs; contribute to the development of treatment and care plans
  • You have knowledge of professional practice standards, best practice guidelines, and nursing theories, practices and relevant legislation (such as Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act) to develop and provide nursing care, and ensure appropriate treatment is administered

Problem-Solving and Analytical skills

  • You can identify patients with complex needs, and provide routine and emergency care, health teaching and counselling to patients with defined needs and/or predicable outcomes

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

  • You can work effectively with staff and patients, advocate on behalf of patients, explain health care treatment, explain possible side effects of medications and medical treatment, provide health education, and promote and support treatment goals

Teamwork Skills

  • You can work as a member of an inter-professional team to discuss patient care with other health care professionals, and deliver care to a diverse patient population

Hours of Work

  • The hours of work for the temporary, irregularly- scheduled/casual positions are 0-40 hours per week. You are expected to work rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides 7 days per week service, up to 24 hours a day

Additional Information:


  • 1 Temporary – Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 2550 Trout Lake Rd, North Bay, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Health and Social Services

Posted on:

Monday, March 6, 2023


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual’s employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.
  • Employees working in congregate living settings may be required to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of (refer to: COVID-19 Fully Vaccinated Status in Ontario), including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated’ under the Employer’s policy and may be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.