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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) - Pediatric / Ambulatory Care

Ottawa, ON · Healthcare


Our client currently looking for Registered Practical Nurse for their Hospital & Nursing Department. Registered Practical Nurse is responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care for individual patients and families. The nurse assigned to this position is required to function independently and in conjunction with the physicians and the multidisciplinary team in the clinic in order to ensure that the clinic runs efficiently.

Availability to work days, evening and weekends will be an expectation of the position. This position will work in an integrated, multidisciplinary team supporting children, youth and families access and navigate between services.

The nurse will be familiar with the workflows related to referrals, appointment scheduling and work queue management, as well as familiar with specialized services within Ambulatory Care, and the community to support each unique child, youth and family.

The nurse will help address barriers to service/care and support the patient’s journey by partnering with others to assist in coordination of care and providing education and resources.

This role promotes quality improvement and customer service in all endeavours and supports safety initiatives, to minimize risk and strive for optimal performance and safety benefits staff, patients and their families.

This position may require travel within the region and community based visits with patients/families.


  • Assess the patient (e.g., results from lab, x-ray, or pathology; status of drug or incision; additional clinical nursing data; vital signs; measurements; and collect specimens)
  • Assist the team with procedures. Monitor the patient pre and post procedures as required.
  • Administer medication within scope of practice.
  • Assist with managing work queues and triaging new referrals for urgency, as required
  • Receive calls and virtual (email/in-basket) communications from parents. Obtain required information and respond to or redirect inquiries as required.
  • Coordinate care with home care and other health care professionals and specialists as required.
  • Provide instructions (written or oral) to patients and families as required. Typically, this may include teaching for procedures, specimen collection or discharge teaching.
  • Provide emotional support to patients and families.
  • Maintain documentation according to Hospital policies and procedures.
  • Maintain equipment and report any malfunctions.
  • Order and restock supplies. Check expiry dates on supplies and medications.
  • Check resuscitation cart.
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
  • Due to the changing nature of this role, tasks may be added or removed at times.


  • Vulnerable Sector Check (Essential)
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses in Ontario (Essential)
  • Current BCLS (Essential)
  • Medication administration course (Essential)
  • Demonstrates knowledge of principles of safe medication administration and reconciliation and the ability to practice this in a clinical setting (Essential)
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills (Essential)
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate as an active member of the health-care team (Essential)
  • Demonstrates the ability to communicate effectively in an oral and a written format with patients, public, colleagues and other health disciplines (Essential)
  • Demonstrates an understanding and a willingness to participate in self-evaluation (Essential)
  • Demonstrates the ability to participate in patient teaching (Essential)
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuous Quality Improvement (Essential)
  • Demonstrates an understanding of aseptic technique and an ability to apply this knowledge in a clinical setting (Essential) 
  • Demonstrates the ability to maintain clinic throughput by performing nursing functions such as rooming patients, nursing assessment and documentation (Essential)
  • Bilingualism - French and English (Essential)
  • Minimum two years Pediatric experience (Preferred)
  • Ambulatory Care experience (Preferred)

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