Registered Practical Nurse

St. Thomas, ON

POSITION: Registered Practical Nurse

UNIT: Nursing Resource Team

STATUS: Full Time

SALARY: $30.92 - $31.26


The RPN’s within STEGH’s Nursing Resource Team (NRT) will be trained to work between multiple units. Alternating between the Acute Medical Unit, Surgical Inpatient, and Continuing Care Centre departments; the Float Registered Practical Nurse will be assigned to their department upon arrival for each shift.  The 50 bed Acute Medical Unit cares for patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses, including strokes; the 20 bed Surgical Unit is comprised of 15 surgical beds with an additional 5 Medical Surgical bed capacity; and the Continuing Care Centre consists of 37 beds, focusing on Rehabilitation, Palliative, Complex and Transitional Care. A multi-disciplinary team approach is used to deliver quality health care to our patients.


Must be available for 11.25 and 7.5 hour tours, and other tours as assigned by the hospital, 24 hour rotation, seven (7) days per week. 


  • Registered Practical Nurse, currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Graduate of a two (2) year recognized College program or education and experience that allows the RPN to practice at full scope
  • Current BCLS certification required
  • Previous one (1) year Acute Medical Care, and/or Surgical, and/or Continuing Care experience within the last three (3) years preferred
  • Palliative Care Fundamentals (Level 1) Certification is a definite asset
  • Must be able to adapt quickly to new environments as the department in which worked may change at a moment’s notice commencing and during the scheduled shift
  • Medication administration inclusive of IV medication administration, with a physician’s order IV management and therapy, blood transfusions, chest auscultation, complicated dressing changes, gastro-intestinal care, airway management, continuous bladder irrigation, and excellent assessment skills
  • Proven assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills related to medical nursing with the ability to assess changing situations and respond accordingly
  • Completion of STEGH RPN Scope of Practice Enhancements including IV Medication Administration, Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Chest and Respiratory Assessment with the ability to demonstrate competencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally and compassionately with patients and their families
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with multi-disciplinary team members to ensure an excellent patient care experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to patient safety.
  • Continuing education in heart & stroke and palliative care preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently, utilizing effective organizational skills in a changing environment
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Electronic Patient Record)
  • Excellent performance and attendance record

Continuing Education Required:

  • Maintain competencies to ensure they are relevant and up to date on a continuing basis
  • Maintain and continuously enhance competencies through continuous learning in order to base practice on knowledge and skills relevant to client health needs
  • Reflect on competencies in relation to changes occurring in the surrounding society and health environment in order to acquire and develop new competencies on an ongoing basis
  • Foster a culture of patient and staff safety guided by STEGH’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct

Successful candidates must provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your first day of work. Any candidate entering the facility to attend an interview will be required to provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status. To be considered fully immunized, individuals need to have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier than the date they are arriving to an interview or to begin work at STEGH.



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