St. Francis Memorial Hospital is offering positions for those interested in making a difference in health care delivery within a rural setting. This small rural, fully accredited hospital offers both medical and complex continuing in-patient care, emergency care and a full range of diagnostic and clinical services.

St. Francis Memorial Hospital is a 20 bed rural facility noted for its progressive programs and friendly work environment with a dedication to providing “Excellence in Rural Healthcare”.  Located 30 minutes from Algonquin Park and 2 hours from Ottawa, the area offers exceptional natural beauty with year round recreational activities such as mountainbiking, ATV’s, snowmobiling, water sports, and camping, while maintaining easy access to urban centres.  The Madawaska Valley is also known for its talented Arts community and warm hospitality. 

At SFMH we see ourselves as a community healthcare hub that integrates all services that will not only address the unique community needs but also is able to adapt to changing patient care models and economical changes.  St. Francis Memorial Hospital is an equal opportunity employer, offers competitive salary packages, an incredible work environment, and career advancement opportunities.


Physician Recruitment | Picture Yourself In Barry's Bay and Area



If you are a physician interested in working in our Emergency Department, please contact Joanne Pecarskie, Executive Assistant at 613-756-3044 # 234 or for information on physician credentialing or Dr. Alex Atfield, Emergency Director  at: for information on shift availability, EPIC training and rates.

Permanent Full Time and Part time Registered Nurses within the Emergency and Medical Departments

Located in Barry’s Bay, St. Francis Memorial Hospital is offering Registered Nurse positions for those interested in making a difference in health care delivery within a rural setting. This small rural, fully accredited hospital offers both medical in-patient care, emergency care and a full range of diagnostic and clinical services

Qualified applicants must have:  current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario, ACLS and well developed interpersonal and communication skills (Emergency position may require additional qualifications).   If you are interested in joining our professional, caring staff that is committed to providing excellent patient care in a friendly, family environment, please submit your resume in writing to:Mary-Ellen Harris, C.N.E. & Director of Patient Care ServicesSt. Francis Memorial Hospital, Box 129, Barry’s Bay, ON  K0J 1B0

We are not associated with any international recruiting agencies.  Any mention of international associations are fraudulent. 

Attention Nursing Consolidation Students!


In an effort to sustain COVID-19 initiatives across the organization, we are currently recruiting  Nursing Consolidation Students. We are hiring for two roles: Expanded Personal Care Attendants, and Clinical Care Assistants (for those Nursing students who are pursuing temporary licenses).  Our Human Resources Department is willing to support any student obtaining a temporary license or otherwise as these are non-union roles. We would be supporting students in ensuring solid foundations for entry to practice competencies (hence supervision as outlined below).


  • Responsible for assisting with activities of daily care (bathing, meals, portering, vital signs, and other duties in line with successful candidate’s skill level, i.e., RPN/RN student)


  • Managing a stable case load of patients, under the supervision of a nurse (supervision may be direct or indirect depending on the established competencies at the time)
  • May perform the following delegated controlled acts once competency of student is known

(all tasks listed are under the supervision of an RN):

  • Inserting peripheral IVs
  • Performing venipuncture
  • Inserting NG tubes or foley catheters
  • Monitoring established PCA
  • Performing tracheostomy care and suctioning
  • Administering IM, SC, NG, PR, and PV medications
  • Administering IV medications above the drip chamber
  • Administering IV direct medications under direct supervision
  • Blood glucose testing and monitoring
  • Monitor an establish blood transfusion
  • Monitor and care of a patient who is receiving a blood transfusion under direct supervision
  • Perform CVAD line and dressing changes
  • Administer narcotics under direct supervision


If you are interested and selected for one of these roles, you will be hired into a Temporary Casual Non-Union Position. You must be available to work days, evenings, nights, and weekends, 8 and 12 hour shifts.

We are positioned to schedule around your existing commitments and studying for NCLEX (as applicable)


Please note

We also encourage all students to apply for vacant nursing positions at SFMH

If you have already secured a permanent role and are awaiting license, we would support the Clinical Care Assistant Role as though a nursing student (no license) and all supervised; this would function as a mentorship/extended orientation opportunity to transition to the function of Charge RN at SFMH



If you want to contribute to the COVID-19 Initiative for SFMH:


  1. Submit your expression by emailing as soon as possible, but no later than April 13th, 2020