Registered Practical Nurse

Reference Number: PRC-24-06-0002r

Carefor Health & Community Services
Salary: $22.39 – $27.99 per hour
Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services a not-for-profit with over 1,400 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing services for over 123 years.

We are recruiting for a Registered Practical Nurse. This is a full-time, term position working 75 hours bi-weekly from June 24, 2024 to September 18, 2025.

Under the supervision of the Care Team Supervisor, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for the provision and management of cost-effective, quality nursing care to residents of the Pembroke Civic Complex. The RPN will assume a leadership role by teaching, delegating, and providing guidance to different levels of workers within the care team. Care is provided within the framework of quality and risk management, Carefor policies and procedures, and the standards and scope of practice set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Provides complete, relevant assessment of the resident and describes and/or documents findings
  • Prepares and updates the resident profile and care plan
  • Effectively and safely administers medication
  • Collaborates with other members of the healthcare team to ensure residents receive quality care
  • Identifies problems and selects and implements individualized strategies or interventions to focus care on resolving or managing the problem
  • Describes the rationale for referrals and changes in the service plan
  • Identifies and utilizes tools and resources for work and manages these resources through regular monitoring of equipment etc. and reporting unusable equipment
  • Delegates care appropriately
  • Meets with the resident and family to orient them to the residence
  • Seeks input from residents to ensure that service meets expectations
  • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner
  • RPN diploma from an approved college
  • Valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification
  • 3-5 years of experience
  • Experience in a long-term care or retirement facility is an asset
  • A certificate in gerontology would be an asset
  • Experience working in a retirement, nursing home or similar environment
  • Experience working with seniors or adults with dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and mental health illnesses


  • Observation and health assessment according to level of practice
  • Health teaching facilitation
  • Leadership skills
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Develop individualized care plans and interventions as determined by the needs of the resident
  • Ability to problem solve and to adapt nursing to independent practice
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to work a variety of shifts within the care team schedule
  • Ability to work independently in a busy, fast-paced environment and prioritize duties
  • Effective problem-solving and decision-making skills
Additional Information

  • Week 1 – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday days
  • Week 2 – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday days

Carefor values equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms and recruits qualified individuals at all occupational levels that reflect the diversity of our clients and our community. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce. If you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please let your Talent Acquisition Coordinator know or contact us in confidence providing notice in advance. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

Contact Information
Kristyn Armolavicius, Human Resources
Carefor Health & Community Services
Pembroke, OntarioEmail: karmolavicius@carefor.ca
Website: www.carefor.ca