Registered Practical Nurse - CAS Pool

Requisition ID: 279  
Department: Community & Social Services Dept.  
Service: Long Term Care Services 
Branch: LTC
Employment Type: Multiple Casual Positions
Affiliation: CUPE 503 Inside/Outside  
Salary Information: $33.881  - $39.647 per hour (2023 rates of pay)  
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


Resident Care is responsible for the planning, coordinated development, management and implementation of long term care home nursing and personal care activities, programs, services and initiatives to the residents of a municipal long term care facility. 

In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team, you provide nursing and personal care to residents, with an emphasis on resident safety and engagement. 


Completion of 2 year community college Registered Practical Nurse diploma

Minimum of 6 months of related experience, preferably in a geriatric-gerontology or long-term care setting


Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) current with College of Nurses of Ontario


  • 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, practice expectations 
  • Infection control guidelines 
  • Medication administration standards 
  • Nursing documentation standards 
  • Principles of verbal and non-verbal communication 
  • Transfer and positioning techniques for persons requiring long term care
  • General knowledge of computer software applications including word processing and mail applications (e.g.: Word, Outlook)
  • Must possess the training, experience and knowledge to organize the work and its performance
  • Knowledge of applicable health and safety legislation, including the rights and duties of workers.


  • Function as an effective team member
  • Provide quality care using the knowledge, skills, judgement and attitudes needed to practice safely 
  • Administer medications and perform nursing care procedures safely 
  • Identify and report changes in resident condition or needs through observation of physical and mental condition/behaviour 
  • Coordinate care activities of Unregulated Health Care Providers (Health Care Aides) in an effective manner that promotes quality resident care 
  • Organize and prioritize workload 
  • Maintain confidentiality and its application to resident records 
  • Manage time effectively
  • Strong organization skills
  • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills
  • Tact, initiative, good judgement
  • Reliable, adaptable, patient, discrete, flexible
  • Competence in medication administration
  • Demonstrates respect for resident choice, privacy and confidentiality
  • Adaptable to change
  • Meets the physical demands of the job


  • Language Requirement: Various language requirements, locations may require English, French or Bilingual competencies.
    French oral, reading required; English oral, reading, writing required.
  • 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.  
  • You may initially be paid 95% of your starting rate of pay, in accordance with the collective agreement.  
  • 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.