Registered Nurse

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Position: Job Inventory - Registered Nurse (Long Term Care)

Competition Number: 2021-EX-EN-53181267-01
Competition posting date: 2021-03-02
Competition closing date: 2021-07-31

Community and Social Services Department, Long Term Care Services
Casual Positions
Affiliation: CIPP
Salary: $41.710 to $50.751 per hour (2019 rates of pay)

Location: Peter D. Clark, Gary J. Armstrong, Centre d'accueil Champlain, Carleton Lodge

Further to the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act Ontario Regulation 77/20 which states:
Redeploying employees so that any particular employee is not providing services at more than one long-term care home operated or maintained by the health service provider. As a result of this direction applicants will only be allowed to work in one long- term care home during the pandemic.

Please be advised that your employment could also be impacted by any further promulgated regulations with which the City is required to comply.

Applicants should be aware while the City is likely to be able to offer full-time hours during the pandemic, full-time hours are not guaranteed once the state of emergency has been lifted.

Category: Ongoing Inventories
Employment Group: Community and Social Services

Job Summary

The job is 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.

Education & Experience

Four (4) year Nursing Diploma or Baccalaureate of Nursing (BScN)

One (1) to two (2) years of related experience, preferably in a geriatric-gerontology or long term care setting

Language, Certificates & Licenses

Registered Nurse (College of Nurses of Ontario)

The successful candidate will be required to complete a Vulnerable Sector Check to the City of Ottawa’s satisfaction.

Various language requirements, locations may require English, French or Bilingual competencies.
French oral, reading, writing required.
English oral, reading, writing required.



  • 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.

Competencies & Skills

Strategic Leadership

  • Understands and is aware of the political environment and the accountability principles related to it
  • Implements and reinforces processes to ensure clear linkages to vision, values and organizational strategies and to department/branch/team/ individual goals and across the organization
  • Provides inputs to strategic plans and programs taking into consideration Service Excellence, sustainability, and cross-team impacts
  • Monitors and remains informed of current and future internal and external trends and makes recommendations to deliver client centric results
  • Supports and implements organizational plans to capitalize on opportunities and address challenges
  • Leads, motivates and supervises effectively in a complex, unionized work environment

Demonstrates Business Sense

  • Provides input to branch/division business decisions and makes effective operational decisions that impact both the short and long term direction/sustainability of the organization
  • Researches and analyzes issues, makes decisions, develops appropriate solutions and formulates recommendations
  • Applies sound financial and business sense in the input, development and implementation of all budgets, plans, services and processes
  • Manages concurrent, complex, and often highly sensitive projects, and brings projects to completion on time and within budget
  • Assesses and effectively manages financial and operational risks and resources for the team; takes calculated risks by using good judgment and applying previous work experience as input to decision making.

Builds Collaborative Relationships

  • Builds and maintains a strong network of internal and external contacts to achieve business goals
  • Persuades others; builds consensus through give and take; brings conflicting points of view to consensus, gains cooperation from others to obtain / share information and accomplish goals
  • Demonstrates a collaborative approach in working with others in delivering products and services; resolves and/or facilitates resolution of conflicts within the group, between related work groups, and/or between the group and other constituencies
  • Communicates effectively, receives and shares information within and across teams in a timely and transparent manner
  • Fosters a collaborative team environment among employees

Fosters Innovation and Change

  • Makes changes in response to the needs of the client and/or the situation; supports and explains the rationale for change and keeps the team informed
  • Integrates change effectively into the team/operational environment
  • Analyzes problems involving resources, scheduling, technical and other difficulties, and works with multi-disciplinary teams to develop realistic and innovative solutions
  • Facilitates effective brainstorming and encourages others to consider innovative alternatives and ideas for continuous improvement.

Engages Employees

  • Fosters a supportive environment of trust, mutual respect and cooperation where employees feel they have a voice and successes are celebrated
  • Provides ongoing encouragement, assistance, constructive feedback, performance management, goal setting, recognition and career planning;
  • Recognizes and rewards employees for a positive behaviour
  • Empowers employees by delegating appropriate levels of authority
  • Ensures equitable distribution of routine and important tasks within the Team
  • Creates and maintains a workplace that is sensitive to equity and inclusion
  • Aware of how his/her actions impact the team
  • Spends time with employees to develop mutual trust
  • Consistently treats people with fairness and respect, is tactful and empathetic

Delivers Results

  • Uses organizational skills and abilities to plan, initiate, organize and prioritize team work, and to deal effectively with multiple projects/demands, conflicting priorities, pressures and deadlines
  • Provides input to branch/division plans, and creates work unit plans with measurable goals that are cascaded down to the individual employee level
  • Demonstrates and encourages a results-focused culture through ongoing monitoring of plans; holds themselves and others accountable for achieving agreed upon commitments, deadlines and milestones; quickly mobilizes resources to address a problem
  • Empowers staff and effectively delegates work, laying out specific expectations and deliverables expected
  • Reinforces and monitors appropriate controls with regard to authorization of expenditures, payments, processes and use of corporate resources (i.e. equipment, vehicles, etc.)

Client-Centric Focus

  • Understands the business and ensures a timely and proactive response to provide quality service to meet and exceed diverse client needs and expectations
  • Reinforces how the contribution of each team member has an impact on service excellence, the need to use a client-centric focus, and to actively work to achieve client service standards
  • Collects and uses client feedback on an ongoing basis to make recommendations for continuous improvement
  • Keeps focused on the client when making decisions and taking actions; honours commitments, demonstrates effective client relations by reacting appropriately to client requests, concerns and complaints
  • Applies the principles of equity and inclusion in day to day service delivery

If this opportunity matches your interest and profile please apply online by using the "Apply" button. If this is your first online application please refer to our resources on how to apply for jobs online .

We thank all candidates for their interest, however, only those selected to continue in the selection process 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 (link sends e-mail) at 613-580-2424, extension 47411