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Nurses at TOH

Nursing Careers at The Ottawa Hospital

The Ottawa Hospital offers opportunities in nearly every specialty and subspecialty, and has opportunities for Registered Nurses, Registered Practical Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Clinical Nurse Specialists, Nurse Educators, Occupational Health Nurses, and more. Our nurses are passionate about providing quality, safe and compassionate care to our patients, their families, and our community. This commitment to excellence is exemplified through a culture that promotes accountability, teamwork, compassion, and respect. As a nurse at The Ottawa Hospital, you will make a real difference in the lives of people throughout Eastern Ontario.

Join our nursing team today

The Ottawa Hospital has full and part-time nursing opportunities available. If you are a new grad or an experienced nurse, we have a great opportunity for you!

Endless Opportunities: Engagement, Education, and Internships

Nurse engagement is a priority at The Ottawa Hospital. The various specialties, and clinical areas allow for a variety of knowledge, skills, and expertise to be developed and refined throughout your nursing journey with us.

Funded opportunities, in support of your evolving nursing career, can be supported through on-going education and internal internships. These are available to our nurses to promote professional development and growth, and to help you achieve your nursing education goals. Our Nursing Internship opportunities consolidate new clinical nursing knowledge and skills in a supportive learning environment – in temporary, 12-week, supernumerary positions – for you to qualify for future nursing opportunities on select units.

At The Ottawa Hospital, our goal is to ensure you feel supported, valued, and included at every stage of your nursing career.

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Nursing Graduates

Our Nursing Education team provides an extensive orientation about nursing practice as well as a wide range of education sessions to help you establish a solid foundation as you begin your nursing career. We have several supports and resources to further enhance your successful transition into nursing practice, clinically and socially, including Nurse Educators, Orientation Buddies, and Clinical Nurse Experts.

Internationally Educated Nurses

The Ottawa Hospital (TOH) is committed to supporting Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) as they grow and develop their professional nursing practice in Ontario. Whether you are newly licensed in Ontario or whether you still need to meet eligibility requirements, we want to hear from you.

Internationally educated and newly hired RNs and RPNs are provided with individualized support and training that focuses on clinical practice, communication skills, and integration into the nursing and unit culture within our hospital.

The Ottawa Hospital is a participating partner in the Supervised Practice Experience Partnership (SPEP) program and has practice placements available in a wide variety of clinical settings for internationally educated nurses who have met all the requirements to practice nursing in Ontario, except evidence of practice.

What is the Supervised Practice Experience Program (SPEP)?

The SPEP program is a partnership between the CNO, Ontario Health, and other participating institutions. It offers internationally educated nurses (IENs) an opportunity to fulfill the Evidence of Practice and/or Language Proficiency requirement(s) to obtain their CNO RN or RPN registration.

The TOH SPEP program provides applicants with a temporary full-time, paid position. Each applicant will complete a tailored orientation and then a supervised practice placement with an experienced preceptor along with frequent check-ins by the SPEP Coordinator.

To apply to the TOH SPEP program, you must provide proof of your eligibility from the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Interested? Please contact Ndolo Njie-Mokonya, IEN and SPEP Coordinator at

The Ottawa Hospital is an equal opportunity employer

Last updated on: March 25th, 2024