Position Summary

The Grand Bend Area Health Centre is seeking a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) who is committed to primary health care and collaborative interprofessional teamwork and is interested in working to their full scope of practice. The RPN works in partnerships with other members of the clinical team to plan, coordinate and deliver high-quality primary health care services to patients/clients with complex health needs. The successful candidate must have an above average work ethic; excel at multi-tasking, triage, and problem solving; and, have the initiative to proactively support other members of the clinical team in client care.


This position reports to the Director of Health Support Services.


  1. Valid Ontario RPN licence.
  2. Experience working in a primary health care setting or a combination of hospital and community settings and or/public health.
  3. Experience in venipuncture an asset.
  4. Education: Diploma in Practical Nursing.
  5. Current and valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  6. Member of Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario (RPNAO).
  7. Experience working autonomously within an interprofessional team.
  8. Basic computer skills required with an essential focus on electronic medical records knowledge.
  9. Thorough knowledge and proficiency in current nursing principles and practices and community-based health care.



  • Triage of telephone and walk-in patients.
  • Infection control and maintaining medical equipment.
  • Maintaining medical inventory.
  • Maintaining consult, preparation, treatment, and procedure rooms.
  • Monitoring and maintaining cold chain control of vaccines.
  • Performing and processing of procedures as requested by practitioners, such as, venipuncture, drawing up injections, administering injectables, patient assessment, preparation, and blood pressures, carrying out procedures such as ECG, spirometry, holter monitor, and loopers.
  • Patient instruction and health teaching where applicable.
  • Documenting patient interventions.
  • Participating in chart reviews if needed.
  • At practitioners’ request, informing patients of results and orders.
  • Telephoning, faxing and charting renewals of medications to pharmacies upon verbal or written practitioner approval.
  • Receiving, processing, and distributing lab results, consult notes and letters.
  • Adhere to and follow medical directives as per defined and approved policies.


  • Chart and patient demographic management.
  • Charting/documentation.
  • Third party and uninsured billing.
  • Answering telephone inquiries.
  • Preparing referral letters.
  • Receiving, processing, and distributing lab results, consult notes and letters.
  • Reception – preparing for, receiving, and processing patients and the public.
  • Other tasks and duties as assigned by the Director of Health Support Services.

General Requirements

  • Vulnerable Sector Police Check completed within the last six months.

Qualified applicants are requested to forward their resume and cover letter in confidence by September 11, 2020 to:

Human Resources
Please quote Registered Practical Nurse in subject line of your email.

The Grand Bend Area Community Health Centre (GBACHC) is an equal opportunity employer.

The GBACHC is committed to providing accommodations for persons with disabilities. If requested, accommodation will be provided during the recruitment process. This document is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability.

We thank all those who are interested in this role. Only those meeting the selection criteria and selected for further screening will be contacted.