Registered Practical Nurse

Ministry of the Solicitor General
181 Elm St, Sudbury
$26.81 - $29.50 Per Hour
Closing date
May 31, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse
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Are you a Registered Practical Nurse with a strong commitment to the care and well-being of others? If so, please consider this rewarding opportunity to join the health care team at the Sudbury Jail, Ministry of the Solicitor General.

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What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will provide nursing care, within the RPN scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario, to patients in stable health care conditions and patients in health care conditions with predicable outcomes. You will:

• Prepare and administer medications

• Monitor effects, side effects and adverse effects of medications and/or treatment

• Report observations to the MD/registered nurse

• Respond to emergencies and urgent care

• Monitor patients' health care status

• Maintain accurate medical records and charts

• Maintain a safe, secure and clean environment

• Liaise with other clinical and correctional professionals

• Practise in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario Practice Standards and Ministry expectations

Location: Sudbury

How do I qualify?


• You are currently registered in good standing as a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Nursing Knowledge and Experience

• You have knowledge of evidence-based practice and procedure to provide nursing services within the RPN scope of practice as defined by the College of Nurses of Ontario

• You have knowledge of relevant legislation (e.g., Regulated Health Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act), institutional and health care policies and procedures

Analytical and Problem-Solving Skills

• You can elicit, interpret and evaluate information from patients and other sources, identify deviation from normal physiological/psychological process, evaluate information, and assist in the development of treatment plans

• You can evaluate and assess a patient's response to planned health care interventions

• You can assess emergency situations

Communication and Interpersonal Skills

• You can advocate on behalf of patients about health care treatment, explain possible side effects of medications and medical treatment, and promote education and treatment goals

Teamwork and Computer Skills

• You can work within a multi-disciplinary team environment with a diverse client group, and you have basic computer skills

Hours of Work

• The hours of work are 0-40 hours per week. You are expected to work rotating shifts in a health care unit that provides 7 days per week service, up to 24 hours a day.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti-racism

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code . Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

Salary Range: $26.81 - $29.50 Per Hour

Additional information:

  • 2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months (with possible extension), 181 Elm St, Sudbury, North Region, Vulnerable Sector Check, Credit History Check, Local Police Databases Search, PIP/NICHE/RMS


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.


A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.


Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Employer's policy and will be required to attend a vaccine education program, as determined by the Employer. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program. All employees working in congregate living settings must undergo regular rapid antigen testing, regardless of vaccination status.


Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 180876, by Tuesday, May 31, 2022. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require a disability-related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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