Registered Practical Nurse

Company Details

Date Posted: 

March 02, 2023


Belleville, ON 


Temporary (6 month) part-time position that will shift to casual hours after that

Variety of 8 and 12 hour shifts; Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, Holidays, On Call, able to pick up shifts


$23.92 – $26.92/hr

Job Duties & Responsibilities

Employ critical thinking to monitor, evaluate, and assess in collaboration with the health team to meet resident/family needs and identified care goals

Follow best practice and policy guidelines working within scope of practice, safely and competently

Reporting safety concerns and incidents engaging in workplace improvement processes

Assist with team building and engagement supporting Hospice Quinte’s Strategic plan, core values, and workplace culture

Maintain accurate clinical records in accordance with CNO standards and in accordance with Hospice Quinte policies and procedures

Comply with all federal, provincial, and municipal regulations and legislation

Administer and control medications

Perform nursing and prescribed interventions within scope of practice

Demonstrate knowledge in stages of dying, pain and distress management, palliative care, and bereavement in nursing practice

Provide health teaching in variety of approaches if required

Liaising with resident, family, health team, support staff, and volunteers

Perform administrative clerical tasks including by not limited to; admissions, discharges, answering phone, ordering, receiving, sorting supplies, calling out for staff to fill shifts

Light housekeeping and food preparation

Attend and participate in mandatory education/training and staff meetings

Maintain professional boundaries in developing therapeutic relationships

Demonstrate effective time management and fiscal responsibility

Honor confidentiality and autonomy for the residents, families, and staff

Involvement in workplace improvement activities through various methods; including but not limited to health and safety, risk management, evaluation, and quality assurance


Registered Practical Nurse diploma from accredited program

Open to hiring a recent graduate

Current CPR and First Aid certification

Current criminal background check including a vulnerable sector screen

Demonstrate proof of vaccination; includes but not limited to; Hep B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Varicella, Tetanus

General/Advance certification in Palliative care / End of life care (preferred)

Experience working in Palliative care (preferred)

Certified in gentle persuasive approaches, GPA (preferred)

Infection control certificates (preferred)

Food handling course (preferred)

Physical Capabilities

Lift up to 12kg (25lb)

Able to carry using proper lifting techniques; bend, push, pull, grip, reach, kneel, crouch

Using proper body mechanics to walk, sit, stand, climb stairs, hand movements

Able to operate lifting devices and mobility supports, walker, wheelchair

Operate phone, fax, photocopier, computer, and other office equipment

Work safely in an environment requiring the use of PPE

Able to perform infection control screening tests

Skill Requirements

Understanding of resident focused, holistic care and nursing process

Able to provide a positive experience for resident and family

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Demonstrated observational and problem-solving skills in critical thinking

Willingness for ongoing learning, skills training, as well as the ability to implement learned skills and behaviors

Ability to adjust and engage to change in the workplace

Ability to work effectively and respectfully in a multidisciplinary team, take direction well, and to work independently

Ability to manage time and prioritize work efficiently

Familiar with electronic documentation or willing to learn

Able to engage with residents, families, staff, volunteers, and other members of the public

Able to cope and support others in high stress situations

Demonstrate patience, understanding, and empathy

How to apply:

Email resume and cover letter to