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Registered Nurses, Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre

Ottawa, Ontario
Deadline September 16, 2010

If you are a conscientious and well organized registered nurse with a strong commitment to the care and well-being of others, please consider one of these six rewarding opportunities to join the health care team at the Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services’ Ottawa Carleton Detention Centre. You will:

  • provide diverse nursing services on an assigned shift
  • conduct health assessments
  • provide emergency intervention
  • administer medication
  • liaise with other professionals and correctional staff.

Two positions are permanent – Job ID 30407; four are irregular on-call, 12-month contracts, with possible extension – Job ID 30409. Location: 2244 Innes Road, Ottawa


Required qualifications:

  • You must have a current registration as a registered nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • You must be able to work rotating shifts in a correctional environment.
  • You must have Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – CPR certification.

Nursing skills:

  • You are knowledgeable of nursing theories and practices.
  • You are able to interpret and apply relevant legislation.
  • You have effective assessment, reasoning and analytical skills and judgment.
  • You can identify and evaluate health care issues and determine appropriate treatment.

Communication skills:

  • You use your communication and counselling skills to deal effectively with staff and clients.
  • You are able to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team and with a diverse client group.
  • You can use a computer to prepare reports and input and retrieve offender information.

Note: The successful candidates will be required to have a satisfactory criminal reference check (Canadian Police Information Centre).

Salary range: $1,215 - $1,469 per week

Please apply online, only, at, quoting the appropriate Job ID number(s), by September 16, 2010. Faxes are not being accepted at this time. If you need employment accommodation, contact the Eastern Region Recruitment Centre at 1-866-410-8933 or 1-613-547-4402. Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an equal opportunity employer. Accommodation will be provided in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code.