Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
Ottawa Inner City Health
Full-time, part-time, casual
Pay scale: $28.66- $33.76 per hour
2$/hr shift differential provided for evening/overnight shifts
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 opportunity. Ottawa Inner City Health is an innovative and leading harm reduction organization providing life-saving care to individuals facing mental health, addictions, and/or homelessness. We know that individuals from this population struggle to receive proper health care and we are here to address those barriers. Our RPNs practice under a large scope and develop many skills including overdose response, trauma informed mental health care, wound care, clinical assessment and many more. Many training opportunities offered. Our full time positions offer compelling benefits, pension and vacation options. We are a big team of incredibly passionate and skilled folks who love working in harm reduction. Please read more below:
What are we looking for? Ottawa Inner City Health is 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 located at the Ottawa Mission. 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: Ottawa Inner City Health Inc (OICHI) provides 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 the OICHI 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 the Ottawa Inner City Health Inc. 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, 8 and 12 hour shifts.
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 interventions.
**Must provide proof of vaccination for Covid19**
Those interested in applying should notify Ron Spirito at midnight on January 27th, 2023. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent, Casual
Part-time hours: 8-40 per week
Salary: $28.66-$33.76 per hour
- 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:
All staff are provided adequate PPE for covid precautions.
Work Location: In person