Part-Time, Temporary (Approx. 5 months)
Owen Sound 

Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) works collaboratively as a member of the inter-disciplinary team to provide care to those patients with a stable and predictable outcome within the defined professional scope of practice for Registered Practical Nurse as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario.



  • Ontario College of Nurses registration
  • Maternal/Newborn Assessment course or equivalent recent related experience
  • Physical Assessment course or equivalent
  • Competency in IV therapy, surgical aseptic technique, urinary catheterization, medication administration, enteral feeding, POCT, wound care, drain care, monitoring patient receiving blood and blood products and PCA certified
  • Competency in assessing and facilitating the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding in support of the WHO baby friendly initiative (comfortable with the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding)
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider certification (NRP)
  • Current BCLS
  • Fundamental of Fetal Heart Surveillance in labour (within one year)
  • Breastfeeding Certificate
  • Successful completion of the regional paediatric orientation program
  • Recent experience in caring for mother/baby dyads
  • Excellent organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with patients, families and other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • Participation in staff meetings and unit specific projects
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance record
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes


  • Prevention of Shaken baby Syndrome education
  • Paediatric assessment and willingness to provide care to stable paediatric patients

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-04-07
Closing Date: 2022-04-13

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