RN Carleton Lodge - CAS Pool

Requisition ID: 273  
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.  
Service: Long Term Care Services 
Branch: LTC 
Employment Type: Multiple Casual posititions   
Work Hours: 32.00 /hours per week  
Affiliation: CIPP  
Salary Information: $43.852  - $53.358 per hour (2022 rates of pay)  
Location: Multiple Locations 
Job Category: Community and Social Services  
Application Close: 31/10/2024 


The Community and Social Services Department is committed to an equitable and inclusive hiring process and supports a workforce that reflects the diverse population of Ottawa. In addition to meeting the operation requirements of the position, valued assets include:  

  • lived experience and identity as a member of Indigenous, Black and/or People of Colour communities and/or as a Person with Disabilities, or member of other equity groups
  • experience working with diverse communities or groups historically facing the greatest systemic and structural barriers
  • knowledge of social welfare systems, community demographics and the related social economic realities of diverse groups  
  • demonstrated understanding of the value of diversity and inclusion in the workplace  
  • ability to apply an equity and inclusion lens to customer service and to internal decision-making processes  
  • the ability to communicate in a language other than French or English


The mandate of Long Term Care Services is to provide resident care based on the needs of individuals, as determined by medical, nursing, functional and psychosocial assessments, and on each resident’s expressed needs. The care provided in each Home includes specialized, restorative, supportive and palliative care for persons with dementia, disabilities and health problems who cannot live independently in their homes, and whose needs cannot be met in the community.

You are responsible for the delivery of quality, holistic, resident care through the administration and supervision of the Nursing Program and staff in a designated area, with an emphasis on resident safety and engagement.


Completion of 4 year university degree in Nursing (BScN)

Minimum of 1 to 2 years of related experience, preferably in a geriatric-gerontology or long term care setting

Post-basic preparation in gerontology is desirable

Membership in Registered Nurses Association of Ontario (RNAO) is desirable

Canadian Gerontological Certification from Canadian Nurses’ Association is desirable


Registered Nurse (RN) current with College of Nurses of Ontario


  • Scope and purpose of gerontological nursing and functions/activities related to the nursing process
  • Age related changes
  • Ethical dilemmas and considerations
  • Management of common chronic problems
  • Specific needs of the older person and of cognitively impaired older person:
  • Basic physiological needs (nutrition, elimination, hygiene, skin integrity, sleep & rest, sensory perception)
  • Dementia care
  • Safety and security needs
  • Challenging behaviours
  • Basic psychosocial needs (self-esteem, actualization, advocacy, support network, relationships with families)
  • Infection control guidelines for RN’s and RPN’s
  • Nursing documentation standards including Resident Assessment Instrument RAI-MDS
  • Principles of rehabilitation and activation in care of the older persons or adults requiring long term care
  • Pharmacology and medication use
  • Medication administration standards
  • Nursing goals: promotion, prevention, maintenance, rehabilitation, palliation
  • Transfer and positioning techniques of persons requiring long term care
  • Basic knowledge of applicable legislation and regulations such as: Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Nursing Act, Mental Health Act, Professional Misconduct and Controlled Act, Professional standards, Code of Ethics
  • Principles of verbal and non-verbal communication
  • Labour relations and collective agreements.
  • Must be familiar with all applicable health and safety legislation, have knowledge of any potential or actual danger to health or safety in the work place, and have knowledge of appropriate actions to be taken in order to ensure the health and safety of staff in accordance with applicable legislation and City policies and procedures.


Leadership Competencies:

The key competencies that describe the skills and behaviours expected to be demonstrated by managers and supervisors at the City of Ottawa are available on Ozone.

The seven Leadership Competencies, which align with Servant Leadership, are:

  • Strategic Leadership - Sets/implements the strategic direction, understands internal and external trends, the political sensitivities of the organization and applies this knowledge to support the long-term vision and success of the City
  • Demonstrates Business Sense – Understands the impact of decisions on the business and the ability to strive to improve business performance; requires an awareness of business issues, processes and outcomes as they impact the community, the City’s reputation and strategic direction
  • Builds Collaborative Relationships - Proactively communicates, builds and utilizes professional relationships and partnerships with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Fosters Innovation and Change - Develops an environment that embraces innovation and efficiently integrates change into the organization
  • Engages Employees - Leads, coaches, mentors and develops an engaged, diverse workforce of individuals and teams, where work is performed in a safe, respectful environment and successes are recognized and celebrated regularly
  • Delivers Results - Creates effective plans and performance measures, holds themselves and others accountable for measurable, high quality, timely and cost-effective results
  • Client-centric Focus - Serves the client interest through focusing individual, team and organization effort on identifying and meeting key and diverse client needs (the term “client” includes both internal and external clients)


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirments
  • Police Record Check: The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check with the Police Services detachment in their jurisdiction to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction. 
  • Experience and formal training combined with demonstrated performance and ability may substitute for stipulated academic requirements. 
  • Please save a copy of the job poster. Once the closing date has passed, it will no longer be available. 


We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and effort in applying for this position. Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted. 


The City of Ottawa promotes the principles of diversity and inclusion and adheres to the tenets of the Canadian Human Rights Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples and persons of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities, sexual orientations, and gender identities and expressions. 


The City of Ottawa provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted to proceed to the selection process, please advise us if you require any accommodation. 


Accessible formats and communication supports are available upon request. Please contact the HR Service Centre at 613-580-2424, extension 47411.