General Duty Nurse - On-Call/Supply

  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Jan 07, 2022
Part-Time Administrative Support Student Services / Experience

Job Description


Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 2 Temporary Positions (Irregular, on-call/supply position- to work on an as-needed basis)

Job Code: 50110 - Nurse 2, Special Schools

Salary: $1,306.80 - $1,611.20 Per Week*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 174927 (PDSB21-177)

We are looking to hire 2 irregular on-call/supply General Duty Nurses for the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford.

The Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind operates a specialized school for students who are Blind, Deafblind, have Low Vision and/or multiple exceptionalities. The Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch requires General Duty Nurses to work on an on-call, as-needed basis to provide nursing and emergency health care services for multi-exceptional students at the Brantford school site.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity to work in a dynamic educational/ student lodging setting serving multi-exceptional students, then this position may be for you. As a General Duty Nurse, you will have a direct impact on supporting the health care needs of special education students enrolled at our schools.

What can I expect to do in this role?
You will:

  • Assess student conditions.
  • Implement medical treatment plans.
  • Administer/monitor medications.
  • Maintain health records.
  • Provide health care information and resources.
  • Work on an on-call, as-needed basis.

How do I qualify?


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario

Skills and Qualifications
Your background and experience enable you to meet the following requirements:

  • Knowledge of general nursing theory, practices, procedures and College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation, including Regulated Health Professions Act and Health Care Consent Act.
  • Sound judgement/organization/planning skills.
  • Communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively and resolve conflict.
  • Ability to work independently and in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Knowledge of students with special needs.
  • Ability to lift while transferring/assisting students.
  • Willingness and ability to work shift work.

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive
Effective October 1, 2021, the OPS COVID-19 Safe Workplace Directive requires all Ontario Public Service employees to provide proof they are fully vaccinated, meaning they are fully vaccinated as defined by the Ministry of Health, including 14 calendar days have passed since receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees who do not provide proof of full vaccination will be deemed ‘not vaccinated' under the Directive and will be required to attend a vaccine education program and undergo regular rapid antigen testing. Employees who are not vaccinated under the policy with a valid medical exemption will not be required to attend a vaccine education program but must undergo regular rapid antigen testing.

Additional Information:


  • 2 Temporary- Irregular On-Call, duration up to 6 months, 350 Brant Ave., Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 4
Category: Health and Social Services
Posted on: Friday, January 7, 2022

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID and Competition number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Tuesday, June 28, 2022 EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code.