Registered Practical Nurse (FT) - The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group

Job Details

Registered Practical Nurse (FT)

  • City City: Brockville
  • Rate of Pay Rate of Pay: Hourly
  • Positions Available Positions Available: 3
  • Type Type: Full Time
  • Duration Duration: Permanent
  • Avg. Hours/Week Avg. Hours/Week: 40
  • Education Education: College

The Integrated Forensic Program delivers specialized mental health care for individuals with mental illnesses who have come into contact with the criminal justice system or who are at risk of doing so. We provide assessment and treatment services to improve our clients’ mental health and reduce their risk of re-offending. Our Brockville site offers 2 primary programs within the Integrated Forensic Program – a Secure Treatment Unit (STU) and a Forensic Treatment Unit (FTU)

The Secure Treatment Unit (STU):

The St. Lawrence Valley Correctional and Treatment Centre-Secure Treatment Unit is a 100-bed hybrid correctional facility and mental health centre located on the same campus of the Brockville Mental Health Centre. This facility serves 25 other provincial correctional facilities from across Ontario, and provides comprehensive mental health and criminogenic needs assessments, treatment and discharge planning services for seriously mentally ill adult male offenders serving a provincial sentence (less than two years).

The Secure Treatment Unit is the result of a contractual arrangement between the Royal Ottawa Health Care Group and the Ministry of the Solicitor General. Integrated Forensic Program staff are responsible for the assessment, treatment and day to day supervision of residents while the Ministry of the Solicitor General staff are responsible for security and the overall operation of the building. The Secure Treatment Unit is designed to be more like a hospital than prison like and the health care staffing model is similar to that seen in other academic mental health science centres around the province such that the facility is designated as a schedule 1 mental health centre by the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care.

The Forensic Treatment Unit (FTU)

The Forensic Treatment Unit provides secure inpatient and outpatient services to individuals under the jurisdiction of the Ontario Review Board (ORB). This includes people found Not Criminally Responsible or not fit to stand trial.

We follow a recovery-focused model of care to help clients with their rehabilitation and to achieve their goals and potential. The treatment team works with each client to create an individualized treatment and reintegration plan within the limits set out by their ORB disposition. As part of the treatment plan, clients may access a variety of individual services and group programming.

Our clinical and administrative teams continually monitor clients’ health and assess their risk for re-offending in order to protect public and client safety while supporting recovery.

Job Description:

  • The Royal is currently seeking Registered Practical Nurses (RPN). The RPN will have a sound knowledge of clinical issues in the area of mental health and addiction.
  • Responsibilities include the provision of supportive nursing care consistent with patient treatment/rehabilitation needs and goals. In doing so, the RPN will assist in the assessment of patients’ needs and in the development, implementation and evaluation of nursing care plans for assigned patients in collaboration and consultation with members of the inter-disciplinary team. The RPN will also provide a safe, therapeutic environment including crisis management and emergency nursing care.


  • Graduate of a recognized Diploma Program in Practical Nursing;
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Previous nursing experience working in psychiatric/mental health specialization.
  • Certified in CPR and First Aid
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act, Health Care Consent Act, and Substitute Decision Act.
  • Safety and Security in the Workplace Training (candidate must agree to complete prior to start date if this qualification is not met).
  • Valid drivers’ license, if required.
  • English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading comprehension and written expression. Bilingual is an asset.

Thank you so much for your interest in working with us at The Royal. At The Royal, we strive to be an equitable and inclusive employer. Our commitment to equity is grounded in an institution-wide commitment to achieving a working, teaching, and learning environment that is free of discrimination and harassment. We encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the recruitment process.

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The Royal is one of Canada’s foremost mental health care, teaching and research hospitals. Our mandate is simple: to help more people living with mental illness and addiction into recovery faster.