Job Posting 96464

Registered Practical Nurse
St. Leonard's Community Services
Southern Ontario
Brantford, ON
closed 10 days ago (Fri, 22 Sep)
part time  •  $27.19 - $29.33/hour and comprehensive benefits. $1/hour shift premium for weekend work.


The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides direct patient care within residential Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services to the full scope of practice for an RPN. Client needs are met by providing screening, intake assessment, withdrawal symptom monitoring using evidence-based protocols, administration of medication, provision of physical care, and contribution to development of a collaborative and comprehensive clinical discharge plan. 

As an RPN working in this setting you enjoy collaboration across an interdisciplinary team, more focused care on a smaller number of clients than in most healthcare settings, more autonomy over your work, and meaningful contribution to an underserved area of healthcare. You make a difference!   

The RPN:

  • Adheres to CNO Standards of Practice and demonstrates practice competencies
  • Conducts in-person and telephone screening of clients prior to admission
  • Completes comprehensive client intakes
  • Monitors clinical condition, withdrawal symptoms, administers oral and injectable medications and documents client care effectively
  • Identifies clients requiring higher level of care and facilitates transfer to, and return from, hospital if required
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary support team members, such as Nurse Practitioner and Withdrawal Management Workers, and external partners (i.e., pharmacy, RAAM medical team, hospital) to ensure safe and effective practice and continuity of care
  • Collects specimens such as blood, urine, and blood glucose
  • Assists with medication reconciliation and EMR chart maintenance
  • Maintains a safe and clean facility

Hours of work: RPN shifts are either days (7 am – 4 om) or afternoons (3 pm – 12 am) and span 7 days a week. Shifts are often scheduled in advance, with some call-ins.

Training and Capacity-building: Interested in the role but don’t have experience specific to addictions? We can work with a compassionate approach and willingness to learn! We will collaborate on a training and capacity-building plan to grow skill and confidence in working with our client population. We also support ongoing professional development.      


Hourly wage range: $27.19 - $29.33 and comprehensive benefits. $1 per hour shift premium for weekend work.

The Perks

  • Fitness Benefit for gym memberships, exercise equipment and lessons for various physical activities for all staff and their families
  • Employee Assistance Plan for all staff and their families
  • Paid Time Off for all staff
  • Participation in RSP/TFSA plans for all staff, with Agency pension match for Full Time and eligible Part Time staff
  • Group health, vision, dental and travel insurance plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency
  • An Agency committed to ensuring your physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • No hospital parking costs or union dues
  • No overnight shifts


  • Registration in Good Standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO)
  • Practical Nurse Diploma from a program recognized by CNO
  • Ideal candidates will have related clinical experience in an addictions or mental health setting (experience in the management of withdrawal from substances is preferred)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of CNO Standards of Practice and commitment to maintaining reflective practice
  • Proof of valid First Aid/CPR certification
  • Proficiency in MS Office and be familiar with databases
  • Access to reliable transportation
  • Ability to manage frequent exposure to direct and vicarious traumatic stress

Start date:  As soon as possible


St. Leonard’s Community Services Brantford has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults, and families.

Our Values

These aren’t just “lip-service” to us – we work and live by them.  If you do, too, we want to talk to you!

  • Inclusive – we value everyone and their unique perspectives and journeys
  • Compassionate – we care about our clients, our staff, partners, and the communities we serve
  • Collaborative – we work together to support our clients and community
  • Integrity – we hold ourselves accountable and are fair, trustworthy, and dedicated to our mission to empower people to achieve their vision of independence, health, and wellbeing
  • Innovative – we are open to change and continuous improvement
  • Genuine – we are honest, respectful, and authentic with our clients, each other, and our partners
  • Optimistic – we believe that everyone can accomplish their goals

St. Leonard’s Community Services Inc. is committed to implementing the Calls to Action framed by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.  We acknowledge that we live and work on the Treaty Lands and Territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit and traditional territories of the Erie, Neutral, Huron-Wyandot, the Haudenosaunee, and some of the Ojibwa Nation.  The territory is mutually covered by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant.  We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this community, on this territory.  We also acknowledge that the settler population has been able to benefit from this beautiful land.  We are all treaty members and will strive to act in solidarity with Indigenous Peoples and center their voices.

The Agency values the diverse and intersectional identities of its clients and staff.  The Agency regards equity and diversity as an integral part of excellent community service and is committed to accessibility for all staff.  The Agency seeks applicants who embrace our values and beliefs around respect for the dignity and diversity of our clients, staff, and community.  As such, we encourage applications from candidates who have been historically disadvantaged and marginalized, including applicants who identify as First Nations, Métis, and/or Inuit/Inuk, Black, racialized, a person with a disability, women and/or 2SLGBTQ+.

The Agency encourages applications from all qualified individuals.  If you are an applicant with disabilities and require accommodations, please let us know at the time of our contact so that we may arrange for their provision.

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