Registered Practical Nurse

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Job Description

Ontario’s health care system is evolving and, Home and Community Care Support Services (HCCSS) Central West (formerly known as Central West LHIN), in close partnership with Ontario Health Teams (OHTs), is on the forefront of helping to build a modern, technologically supported health care system that will enable integrated teams of health care professionals to deliver the best possible care for improved patient outcomes. By building high-performing integrated care delivery systems that provide seamless, fully coordinated care for patients, OHTs will help to achieve better outcomes for patients across the province. As an essential component of an integrated and sustainable health care system, this includes a strong and robust Home and Community Care sector.  


More than ever, your skills and experience are needed now and into the future, which is why we want you to join us in being part of the journey. We invite you to learn more about OHTs in our area by clicking here. The future of health care in Ontario is now. Join Ontario Health’s Home and Community Care Support Services Central West team and together, we will build a healthier community for all.




H2H is an innovative new model of care, built with feedback and collaboration from our patients, that is designed to enhance patient transitions from the hospital to the community. By decreasing clinical handoffs, giving patients a single point of contact, and reducing duplication, patients can transition from the hospital to home more seamlessly. H2H will initially support patients with cellulitis and/or urinary tract infections requiring short-term nursing interventions. H2H will later expand to support those with more complex needs following evaluation, feedback and experience with the initiative.  The incumbent will work from one of three ER departments and/or in the patient’s home in the Central West community.



The REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (RPN) is responsible and accountable for providing quality patient/family focused nursing care to a primarily palliative and End-of-Life patient population but may also provide care to other patient populations based on the needs of the program. As part of the interdisciplinary health team, the RPN will practice within their full scope to plan, organize and provide care to patients in accordance with the nursing philosophy and standards set by the Central West HCCSS in collaboration with CW HCCSS, WOHS, and HHCC and according to the standards of nursing practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario and within the Regulated Health Professionals Act legislation. Specifically the RPN will apply knowledge of nursing process, as it relates to scope of practice, to achieve identified patient goals when overall care needs are less complex, outcomes are predictable and risk of negative outcomes is low.                 




    • Registered Practical Nurse Diploma
    • Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Case Management Certificate is an asset
    • Current health care provider BCLS
    • Physical assessment course preferred
    • Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End-of-life Care (LEAP) Core training completed
    • Minimum of two (2) years acute hospital relevant experience as a Registered Practical Nurse
    • Minimum of two (2) years experience working with palliative and end-of-life patients
    • Working experience in an Emergency Department/Critical care and Community Nursing preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge, experience and ability to care for patients with the following:
    • initiation and maintenance of IV therapy
    • administration of medication above the drip chamber
    • health assessment
    • catherization
    • blood collection and blood product administration, normal and abnormal blood values
    • blood glucose monitoring
    • nasogastric tube
    • wound management skills
    • excellent infection control practices
    • Appropriate lifting techniques
    • Preference to those with the above skills experience for palliative patients
    • Working knowledge of community resources and roles of health care professional
    • Community nursing experience an asset
    • Solid knowledge of health care related legislation and practices
    • Knowledge of direct care / case management models used in community health care organizations.
    • Knowledge of HCCSS’s priorities, policies, practices and service standards
    • Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills
    • Must be able to practice independently and interdependently
    • Effective interpersonal and communication skills including effectively maintaining a constant flow of verbal and written communication with others throughout the workplace as well as outside the organization
    • Able to communicate with patients’, their families, and other relevant individuals in order to follow through with care plan directives
    • Effective organizational and planning skills
    • Basic proficiency with computerized information systems
    • French language is an asset
    • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
    • Demonstrates commitment to the HCCSS’s mission and values.
    • Demonstrated awareness of cultural diversity, as well as ability to behave discreetly and sensitively to confidential issues


Home and Community Care Support Services has implemented a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees. As a condition of employment, successful applicants will be required to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination status prior to their start date.


Who We Are:

A mosaic of geographic and cultural diversity and home to over 922,000 local residents, Home and Community Care Support Services Central West plans, integrates, funds and monitors the local health care system for the regions of Brampton, Caledon, Dufferin, Malton, North Etobicoke and West Woodbridge. Through the Patients First Act, Home and Community Care Support Services are also now responsible for the delivery of home and community care services and primary care planning, resulting in a better experience for both patients and those who care for them.


How to Apply:


If you are career minded and an ambitious person seeking a chance to be part of a team that’s truly making a difference in the lives of others, please apply on-line.


We are committed to accommodating people with disabilities as part of our hiring process. If you have special requirements, please advise Human Resources during the recruitment process.


We are governed by the requirements of the French Language Services Act and, therefore, encourage applications from bilingual candidates. Posting available in French upon request.


We thank you for your application, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.


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