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Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Registered Nurse (On-Call/Irregularly Scheduled)



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Registered Nurse (On-Call/Irregularly Scheduled)

Bring your nursing expertise and knowledge of personal care to this unconventional nursing role with the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services - Sarnia Jail. As a member of the nursing team, you will provide professional nursing care to male and female inmates, while also counseling staff and inmates on treatment plans.

Please note:
• These are temporary positions that are irregularly scheduled as required from 0-40 hours per week

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role, you will use your knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered nursing care to inmates.

Specifically, you will:
• conduct health assessments for the purposes of triage and on-going care
• monitor adherence to treatment plans and response to health care interventions
• liaise with community care providers to obtain health histories and to facilitate transitional care at discharge
• participate in case management
• advocate for and encourage patient participation in the plan of care
• act as a resource for patients, staff and external stakeholders by sharing your knowledge and expertise
• work collaboratively as a member of the inter-professional team to develop, implement and evaluate patient-specific plans of care
• contribute to health program development within the institution
• establish and maintain positive working relationships with other staff members and external stakeholders
• practice in accordance with the College of Nurses Practice Standards and Ministry expectations
• practice in accordance with the security requirements of the institution
• provide emergency care, crisis intervention, health teaching, and counseling when required

Locations: Sarnia

How do I qualify?

Mandatory Requirements:

• you must be registered in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) as a Registered Nurse

Specialized Knowledge, Organizational and Time Management Skills:

• you have knowledge of nursing theories, evidence-based practices, current treatment options, community health care resources and CNO Practice Standards
• you have knowledge of, can interpret and apply relevant legislation (i.e. Regulated Health Care Professions Act, Health Care Consent Act, Personal Health Information Protection Act)
• you are able to prioritize effectively in a fast-paced and complex environment

Analytical, Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving Skills:

• you are able to respond effectively in emergency or unpredictable situations and implement interventions
• you can elicit, interpret and evaluate information obtained from patients and other sources, identifying the health problems, and drawing conclusions to develop a plan of care
• you can evaluate responses to planned interventions and modify the care plan in collaboration with the inter-professional team to achieve established goals

Communication, Interpersonal and Computer Skills:

• you can interpret and clarify information about health care treatments to inmates and institution employees
• you are an effective patient advocate
• you can work collaboratively with others, such as the inter-professional team, other correctional staff and community agencies
• you advocate for and encourage patient participation in their plan of care
• you can adapt your communication skills to provide information and health teaching to a diverse population
• you can clearly communicate through verbal interaction and documentation, including progress notes, written care plans and nursing summaries
• you are proficient with various computer software applications and databases (i.e. spreadsheet, email, word processing)

Salary Range: $1,268.82 - $1,581.87 per week

Additional information:

  • 2 Temporary - Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months (with possible extension), 700 Christina St N, Sarnia, West Region, Enhanced – Vulnerable Service Sector Check, Local Police Record Check, Intelligence Check, Credit Check


  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

Please apply online, only, at, quoting Job ID 104450, by Tuesday, March 14, 2017. Please follow the instructions to submit your application. Faxes are not being accepted at this time.

If you require accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at to provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with Ontario’s Human Rights Code.

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Ontario Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services
Posting Date: 28-Feb-2017Nursing/Healthcare Contract, Full-Time 6.00  Months Open 2 ASAP
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