RPN, ICU/ Step Down

Guelph, ON

At Guelph General Hospital, we are committed to our Mission of  providing exemplary and equitable care for and with our community. 

Living our values is important here and if you want to join a team that is compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative and inspired, you can see more details about the position currently available below.   

Current Rate of Pay: Min $36.55 - Max  $ 37.05

Current Shifts: All Shifts 

Position Summary:

The primary role of the RPN is to provide high quality, safe, effective and evidence-based care in partnership with patient and families, in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards and GGH’s mission, vision, values and policies.  The RPN optimizes the patient’s experience and care outcomes by:

  • Being accountable for one’s decisions and professional practice;
  • Establishing a therapeutic relationship with the patient and family;
  • Collaborating with other members of the patient’s care team;
  • Coordinating, communicating and documenting patient care activities.

The role of RPN in ICU must be able to provide comprehensive care to medical, surgical and cardiac patients including cardiac telemetry monitoring.  The RPN must be able to respond to emergency situations by rapidly identifying priorities and complex patient care needs.  They will provide support to the ICU Technician position.

In this role, you will:

  • Have ongoing opportunities to learn and grow with a generous professional development program via our education assistance fund and in-house development programs
  • Have access to a total rewards package which includes competitive pay, health and dental benefits (through GGH or HCP) and the Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan (HOOPP) where we match your contributions by 126%
  • Be a part of an organization committed to the well-being of our workforce
  • Support the Guelph Wellington Ontario Health Team’s commitment to anti-racism and anti-oppression through our actions
  • Be a part of a team of high performing health care professionals

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone 

  • It’s one of Ontario's most robust and growing economies
  • You will have access to excellent schools which include a university and college
  • There are multiple centres of faith reflected in the community

Qualifications, Experience, Skills and Abilities:

  • Certificate of registration as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario in good standing
  • BLS (Basic Life Support) certification
  • ACLS (Advanced Cardiac Life Support) certification (or successful completion within 6 months of offer)
  • ECG (Basic) arrhythmia course (or must be currently enrolled with successful completion within 2 months of offer)
  • Minimum two (2) years recent acute care clinical experience in medical/surgical nursing
  • Proficient in the use of Meditech NUR and Order Entry (OE) modules and the transcription of Physicians orders
  • Knowledge of Cardiac patient populations including post PCI (Percutaneous Coronary Intervention)
  • Demonstrated ability to perform a 12 lead ECG
  • Knowledge of Respiratory patient populations and interventions
  • Telemetry Monitoring (remote) experience (or willing to participate in learning)
  • Demonstrated competence in the performance of the following skills: IV therapy (including maintenance, IV starts and IV medication administration), oral, IM and Subcutaneous medication administration, wound care, CBGM (Capillary Blood Glucose Monitoring) and phlebotomy
  • Non-violent crisis intervention training
  • Demonstrated commitment to best practice, nursing standards and life-long learning
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Strong critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Demonstrated excellent assessment skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service when interacting with patients, families, colleagues and physicians

Come and join our team if you are looking for an exciting opportunity where you will be supported and empowered. 

All positions at GGH contribute to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. GGH is committed to fostering a safe and healthy work environment which provides equal opportunities to people with disabilities. In pursuit of GGH’s vision of together, a healthier community for everyone, all employees are responsible for practicing the values of being compassionate, inclusive, respectful, collaborative, and inspired to provide the highest quality care and experience for patients and their families.


Guelph General Hospital

Guelph General Hospital

Save Lives and Improve Yours

If you’re looking for a place where you can feel at home while making a positive difference in the lives of others, you belong at Guelph General Hospital (GGH).

At GGH we provide you with the complex care equipment of a large hospital while retaining our small-city community ties, so you don’t feel lost in the shuffle.

We believe in a workplace that nurtures people and their unique skills, where differences are appreciated and allowed to flourish. Alongside our core values, diversity, equity, and inclusion are key elements of our goal to ensure the well-being of our patients, visitors, staff, and the community.


Working in the Royal City

Guelph is the perfect location for health care professionals seeking to make the most of life’s experiences. From our expansive trails and waterways to internationally recognized arts and cultural events, to diverse restaurants and craft breweries, the Royal City has something for everyone.


Life at GGH

We understand that it can be challenging to balance work and personal life. We’re here to make every effort to help our staff at GGH.

  • Competitive pay
  • Medical and dental benefits
  • Vacation
  • Statutory holidays
  • Short and long-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Healthcare of Ontario Pension Plan
  • Wellness Centre & Programs
  • Educational Support


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