Working at the Deep River and District Hospital

Deep River and District Hospital employs approximately 160 staff members, physicians, and nurse practitioners, and also receives the invaluable support of numerous volunteers.

DRDH is dedicated to improving the quality of life for our community by offering access locally to health care services in a caring, welcoming and professional way. We are a progressive health campus with a hospital, long term care, and family health team, as well as supporting services and programs. We provide people-centered, compassionate care.


DRDH is committed to creating an environment where we work collaboratively to ensure that we provide exceptional care our patients and their families. This section of our website links you with information on careers, credentialing or volunteering with the Deep River and District Hospital.


Career Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in the employment opportunities with Deep River and District Hospital. DRDH is a unionized workplace and vacancies are posted as per the Collective Agreement (as applicable). Internal qualified applicants must be considered before reviewing and considering external applications. The recruitment process is facilitated by Human Resources and if your background and experience is a fit with the requirements of the position, you may be contacted for subsequent steps. All correspondence will be conducted via the email that is entered on our application. Due to the high volume of applications that we receive, only those candidates that are chosen for an interview will be contacted. A resume MUST be included with your application to be considered for posted vacancies.

The Deep River and District Hospital supports the principles of employment equity, employee health, wellness and individual safety and the compliance of the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). We ask that job applicants requiring accommodation inform The Deep River and District Hospital so that suitable arrangements can be prepared that take into account the applicant’s accessibility needs.

If you have any questions regarding our job posting process please contact Human Resources at: mary.goodchild@drdh.org

Please note, all DRDH applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in order to be considered for any staff or volunteer opportunities. Upon hiring, all applicants must provide government issued documentation of a valid medical contraindication or other reasonable consideration pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code. 


RPN to BScN Bridging Program

Our organization is proud to be a partner agency with Nipissing University for the RPN to BScN bridging program. Nipissing University offers the exciting option of earning your BScN on a part-time basis through online classes. As a partner agency, RPN staff are now able use our organization as their partner site when applying to the program so that you can continue to work here as a RPN while completing your BScN, with clinical placements close to home. This exciting partnership will help support interested RPNs in progressing in their careers right here in our community and we are very excited to be able to help support those that are already enrolled or thinking about exploring this opportunity! Click here to learn more at nipissingu.ca/nursing.



Bridging Educational Grant In Nursing (BEGIN) Program

Click here to learn more about the BEGIN program, which helps support PSW and RPNs in Long-Term Care to career ladder to RPN and RN roles respectively. 


Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN)

The Deep River and District Hospital is approved to participate in the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN). This program provides up to a $25,000 incentive to eligible nurses in exchange for a 24-month, full-time commitment to an eligible employer. This program is directed to nurses that have not worked as a nurse within the six (6) months prior to being hired. Retired nurses, new graduates, or nurses looking to return to the nursing field are eligible for this program permitted that they maintain Registration in good standing from the CNO. Candidates must commence employment no later than March 31, 2024 to be eligible for this incentive.