Clinical Externs

Kemptville District Hospital is seeking multiple Clinical Externs to join our growing team!!

This position is temporary until March 31, 2024, with possibility of extension.

Funded by the Ministry of Health’s Enhanced Extern Program, the Clinical Extern is employed as an unregulated care provider, working under the supervision of a regulated health professional, to enhance and effectively support safety and quality of care for patients of KDH. This program is open to clinical learners including students of nursing, respiratory therapy, physiotherapy, and occupational therapy programs. This provides the clinical learner with an opportunity to apply their knowledge, develop important skills for a career in health care, gain patient care experience, and to work with and learn from our incredible nursing and allied health team.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Attends to the personal care, nutritional, emotional, mobility, and safety needs of patients.
    • Bed Linen Changes
    • Personal Care and Grooming
    • Toileting
    • Answering Bells
    • Passing/Collecting Trays
    • Stocking Supplies/Carts
    • Obtain/Document Vital Signs
    • Obtain/Document Weights
    • Ambulation/Transfers
    • Portering
    • Emptying Catheters/Ostomy
    • Documenting Intake and Output
    • Glucoscans/QC Checks
    • Assist with Feeding/Snacks
    • Assist with Repositioning
    • Assist with Mechanical Lift
    • Observe/Report Changes in Patient Condition to Registered Staff
    • Directed to Assist with Emergency Situations
  • Participates in learning opportunities with Manager/Registered Nurse mentor
  • Other duties as delegated by their Manager/Registered Nurse mentor


  • BScN students – Must have completed their 1st year of studies;
  • Practical Nursing students – Must have completed their 2nd year of studies;
  • Current BCLS;
  • Knowledge of body mechanics, and safe patient lift and transfer practices;
  • Ability to work within an interdisciplinary team;
  • Effective communication skills to provide ongoing support and care for diverse patients and communicate any concerns, changes in the patient’s condition;
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills;
  • Commitment to maintain dignity and self-esteem of patients and families in delivery of care;
  • Proficient computer/technological skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure, request assistance when required, and to adapt to change rapidly.

Why should you work at KDH?

  • Competitive wages based on central and local collective agreements
  • Excellent benefits with medical, dental and vision plans for full-time employees (extended healthcare and/or dental care available for part-time employees)
  • HOOPP Pension program
  • Reimbursement for recertification of BCLS, ACLS, and TNCC
  • Internal cross-training opportunities
  • Regular meetings with managers to engage and provide feedback
  • Recognition programs
  • Long service awards
  • Employee discounts through corporate partnerships
  • Small rural community hospital with a wide variety of services that has a big impact on regional programs
  • 20 minutes south of Ottawa on the 416 going against traffic = easy commute
  • Rural living with all the amenities of city life

For more information about KDH and to view all of our available positions, visit

Submit your resumé and covering letter to:

Michelle Graham, Manager, Human Resources/Labour Relations
Kemptville District Hospital
PO Box 2007, Kemptville, Ontario, K0G 1J0 • Fax 613.258.7853 •

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All information submitted will be kept in strict confidence. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

If you submit your resumé you will be considered for all open positions for which you qualify. We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with KDH. Please be advised that only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

Thank you for your interest in Kemptville District Hospital. We are committed to providing an environment that is respectful to all. If you have a disability that requires an accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.