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Grand River Hospital

If you are searching for opportunities with one of the largest community hospitals in Ontario, providing patient-centred care to the Waterloo Region, Wellington County and Southwestern Ontario, then you’ve come to the right place! Whether you are looking for a specific job opportunity, a volunteer position, student placement or physician role, you can find this information and much more here.

Grand River Hospital (GRH) provides a wide range of care programs and services, Advancing Exceptional Care in the provision of 15 patient care programs at the KW and Freeport campuses located in Kitchener, and smaller satellites located in Guelph and the Palmerston areas. The KW campus houses our primary acute care services and is located in downtown Kitchener. It offers a fast-paced environment in an urbanized setting. The hospital’s Freeport campus is the home of the specialized mental health program, complex continuing care and rehabilitation, outpatient services and breast screening. Located in the south of Kitchener close to Highway 401, Freeport has evolved over a century to become a key care site for patients in the Kitchener-Waterloo region.

Position:  Registered Practical Nurse - Complex Continuing Care

Region:  Kitchener-Waterloo & Area


The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) assists in the co-ordination of total nursing care for an assigned group of patients.  The RPN works closely with other nursing staff and patient team personnel, in maintaining standards for professional nursing practice within the clinical setting. 


The position requires heavy work, involves pushing and pulling moderate and heavy objects, extensive physical movements (walking, crouching).  Majority of time spent working with patients with varying degrees of physical and cognitive impairments.

Contributes to ensuring there is a safe environment for patients, staff and visitors. Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.

Job Requirements:


•    Current Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
•    Recent experience in Complex Care, Rehabilitation or Medicine would be an asset
•    Knowledge of rehabilitative philosophy of care  
•    Knowledge of assessment requirements, clinical care needs of a predominantly geriatric medically complex patient population  
•    Recognized gerontology courses or advanced education would be an asset
•    BCLS required
•    MDS Assessment experience an asset
•    Effective interpersonal skills
•    Ability to work in a multidisciplinary setting 
•    Patient centered 
•    Good attendance record 

Salary:  To be discussed

Terms of Employment:  Unscheduled part time

Deadline for Application:  Friday, September 21, 2018

How to Apply:  Upon individual request, the hospital will endeavour to remove any barrier to the hiring process to accommodate those candidates with disabilities. Should any applicant require accommodation through the application, interview or selection processes, please contact Human Resources or your Recruitment Specialist for assistance.

Grand River Hospital is committed to providing and fostering a respectful workplace for all employees, free from violence and harassment.

Grand River Hospital requires all new hires to submit a valid Criminal Record Check that may include a Vulnerable Sector Screen prior to start date.

Location:  Kitchener

Profession Type:  Nurses (NP, RN and RPN)

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