RPN, Inpatient Pediatric

Grand River Hospital
Kitchener, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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Registered Practical Nurse
Work Setting
Hospital / Health Centre
Area of Practice
Union: UNIFOR Service

Location: KW Campus

Work Type: Part Time

Shift: 12 hr shifts (2D/2N)


Provision of exemplary pediatric patient care that is patient and family focused and based on current best evidence. Provision of education and support to patients and their families in a safe, efficient and responsive manner. Collaboration within the multidisciplinary team to support a safe, productive, and respectful working environment.


  • Valid license with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • One year of recent experience working with the pediatric population. Nurses who have recently graduated who have consolidated in Pediatrics for their final placement will be considered.
  • Completion of a 16hr in-person breastfeeding course mandatory. Course will be required to be completed within 6 months of hire.
  • Current PALS/PEARS Provider status considered an asset.
  • Commitment to patient and family-centered care
  • Good attendance record
  • Current BCLS HCP certification

Demonstrated Skill in
  • Care of the newborn and pediatric patient and family
  • Clear communication within a multidisciplinary team
  • Computer based documentation
  • Care of intravenous medication administration and fluid management
  • Care of pediatric patients with predictable diagnoses/and limited systems involvement including but not limited to; stable surgical patients (tonsillectomies and adenoidectomies, post-operative care), medically predictable patients requiring mental health support (Form-1, eating disorders), hyperbilirubinemia patients requiring phototherapy, patients/families requiring feeding support for growth and development, patients experiencing neonatal abstinence syndrome.
  • Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills.

  • Highly motivated & self-directed
  • Respectful, collaborative manner in dealing with colleagues and patients
  • High level of maturity and professionalism
  • Compassionate and understanding
  • Sound/realistic decision making
  • Flexible and able to balance competing priorities
  • Reflective practitioner
  • Patient and family centered approach to providing care

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Grand River Hospital requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.


Please include a resume with your application in order to ensure that your qualifications are appropriately considered in the hiring process.

Grand River Hospital is committed to fair and equitable employment and in our recruitment and selection practices. We strongly believe in inclusion and diversity within our organization, and welcome all applicants including, but not limited to: racialized communities, all religions and ethnicities, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S+ persons, Indigenous people, and all others who may contribute to the further diversification of our Hospital community. We are committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment. Grand River Hospital is a proud member of the Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion (CCDI).

Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate candidates, including those with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources in advance for assistance.

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