Registered Nurse (Full-time, Permanent position) - Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health

Apr 30, 2021
Ottawa, Ontario


Registered Nurse (Full-time, Permanent position)


You are a Registered Nurse who is experienced in care for the Indigenous community.

Your exemplary care practice makes you a valued member of the team.

Your enthusiasm and positivity shows every day.

Consider joining Wabano!


Wabano is seeking positive, community-minded team members who are energized by challenge and motivated to serve our community.

The Wabano Centre for Aboriginal Health is an award-winning Health Access Centre that provides holistic health services to First Nation, Inuit and Métis people living in Ottawa - one of the fastest growing and diverse urban Indigenous communities in Canada. Wabano is a fast-paced, client-oriented organization that models the Indigenous values of balance, respect and community interdependence. Wabano is proud to be accredited through the Canadian Centre for Accreditation, a third-party review based on accepted organizational practices that promote ongoing quality improvement and responsive, effective community services.


Purpose of Position

The Registered Nurse works with clients to achieve their desired health goals by establishing trusting relationships, conducting nursing assessment and engaging in health education according to the College of Nurses of Ontario standards of practice. As a member of the Primary care team, the RN also provides primary care including immunizations, collections of specimens, wound care, STI screening, PAP testing, treatment and counselling. The RN contributes significantly to triaging clients for care in pre-natal and pediatrics.



  • Post-secondary completion in Nursing;
  • Qualification as Registered Nurse and active registration with the Ontario College of Nurses;
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with Indigenous people, including sound knowledge and understanding of issues impacting mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health in contemporary society;
  • Three to Five years nursing experience in a community setting or combination of community and hospital or public health nursing, experience in a primary care setting with complex patients an asset;
  • Prior experience working in an Indigenous community an asset;
  • Evidence of advanced communications skills in providing education and communicating complex health messages;
  • Outstanding and exemplary primary care skills evidenced in previous performance reviews;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office tools, particularly Excel, Word and PowerPoint;
  • Ability to work flexible hours including evenings.



  • Successful applicants will be required to submit a clear criminal reference check to work with vulnerable population.
  • First Nations, Inuit or Métis candidates will be given priority, please self-identify.


To pursue this opportunity, please submit a cover letter and resume to

This opportunity will remain open until filled. Tell us your story early!

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. Wabano is committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act. If contacted for an employment opportunity or interviewing, please advise if you require accommodation.


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