Kingston, ON

Status :  Full Time 

Work Location : Providence Care Hospital

Employee Group : OPSEU 4104 Service/Clerical

Wage rate : $ 30.89 - $ 32.02


As a member of an inter-professional team and working under full scope of practice, the role of the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) at St. Mary’s of the Lake Hospital, Providence Care is to deliver safe, effective, patient centred care to assigned patients in a non-acute setting as outlined by hospital policies and procedures and the Standards of Nursing Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario.  The RPN will assist patients and their caregivers to manage clinical conditions and transitions and enhance quality of life by meeting the physical, emotional, social and spiritual needs of each person.


Skills and Qualifications Required:

  • Active, unrestricted license to practice with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current CPR certificate
  • College certificate required, diploma preferred
  • Medication Certificate dated after 1985 which meets the requirements of the Ontario College of
  • Nurses, if graduated before 1985


Position Responsibilities:

  • Accountable for   his/her   decisions  and  actions  even  when  acting  interdependently  in collaboration with other members of the health care team
  • Supports the organization in addressing ethical issues within nursing and the organization
  • Acts as a role model for the profession and for other Registered Practical Nurses and RPN student nurses, and is committed to the values of the nursing profession and to the mission, vision and values of Providence Care
  • Works collaboratively with fellow co-workers and the leadership team toward the achievement of the Providence Care’s overall goals and objectives
  • Demonstrates competencies and skills that are essential for the delivery of safe and effective patient care
  • Assists in evaluating the health status of patients with complexity of care needs that are well defined and established, with predictable outcomes and manageable responses and provides direct care
  • Shares in establishing priorities for care including preventive, therapeutic and rehabilitative aspects


Why Work at Providence Care Hospital:

  • Specialized sub-acute Care in rehabilitation, mental health services, complex medical management and palliative care
  • A hospital striving for excellence in care, education and research
  • Committed to people centred approach to care delivery
  • Competitive salaries with excellent full-time benefits
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP)
  • State of the Art Building with on-site parking
  • On-site café and cafeteria with a variety of food options
  • Corporate and unit/service specific orientation for new hires
  • Focus on Healthy Workplace  & Culture of Quality
  • Employee & Family Assistance Program
  • Education, mentorship and bursary opportunities
  • Fully affiliated with Queen’s University and St. Lawrence College and other academic institutions
  • Located on the shores of Lake Ontario surrounded by park land and walking trails



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