Registered Practical Nurse (Part-Time)

350 Burwell Road, 350 Burwell Road, St. Thomas, Ontario, Canada Req #35
July 4, 2022
 

Registered Practical Nurse – Valleyview Home

Part-Time

 

POSITION SUMMARY: 

 

This Unifor position is responsible to the Director of Care.  Reports to and under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Supervisor assists with the assessment, implementation, planning and evaluating of the nursing care of the residents.  Prepares and Administers medications and treatments as ordered and approved by the physician and according to the Standards of Nursing Practice set by the College of Nurses of Ontario.  Supervises and delegates duties to the Personal Support Workers.  Promotes philosophy and objectives of the Home.

 

MAJOR TASKS:

 

Provides and directs nursing care and attention to the needs of the residents in accordance with facility  policy and physician’s orders.

 

Under the supervision of the Registered Nurse Supervisor assists in the direction of nursing staff and provides assistance in the programs and procedures used in the facility.


Uses the nursing process of Assessment, Planning, Implementing and Evaluating to assist in developing and updating on a regular basis an individualized care plan for each resident. 


Assists in the maintenance of required work records according to facility policies.


Assesses, observes and records residents’ conditions, able to recognize and interpret signs and symptoms - reports to the Registered Nurse Supervisor as necessary.


Is personally responsible for the nursing care and documentation of acutely ill residents.


Responsible for preparation, administration and charting of injections, medications and treatments as prescribed by the physician.  Checks with Registered Nurse Supervisor as necessary for Narcotics, Controlled Drugs and P.R.N. orders. 


Reports any omissions or drugs incorrectly given to Registered Nurse Supervisor immediately.


Encourages resident participation in activities, assists in maintaining a physical and psycho-social environment which meets the needs of the residents.


Communicates and interacts with residents, and all personnel as well as family members and visitors.  Is pleasant, courteous, respectful and understanding in all communications and keeps resident information confidential.  At all times acts as the resident's advocate.


Reports to the Registered Nurse Supervisor anything unusual pertaining to the residents and/or operations of the Home. 


Assumes responsibility for smooth operation of the resident care area as assigned and seeks direction from the RN Supervisor as appropriate. 


Receives shift report on residents from Personal Support Workers.  Conducts daily report and resident census at the change of shift.  Obtains report when commencing shift. 


Responsible for the collection, identification and safekeeping of specimens for Home or Laboratory testing. 


Assumes responsibility for proper care and cleaning of equipment used in providing care of the residents. 


Participates in In-Service training and attends staff meetings when on duty. 


Has knowledge of all committees and their functions, participates in Nursing and Multidisciplinary Care Committees, including Care Conference.


Has knowledge of and complies with Fire and Evacuation Procedures within the Home and all procedures designed to ensure the security and protection of the residents of the Home. 


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rovides information on resident condition and progress to the physician and assists with examination as warranted ie: positioning, undressing and dressing. 


Administers prescribed treatments as ordered by the physician i.e.: catheterizations, respiratory therapies, wound care.


This position must take responsibility for personal health and safety insofar as he or she is able under The Occupational Health and Safety Act and its Regulations.  A worker must:

  • Work in compliance with the provisions of the Act, the regulations and City policies.

  • Must use or wear the equipment, protective devices or clothing that the City requires to be used or worn.

  • Report to his or her supervisor the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which the worker is aware and which may endanger himself, herself or another worker.

  • Report to his or her supervisor any contravention of the Act, the regulations or the existence of any hazard of which he or she knows.

 

This position shall not:

  • Remove or make ineffective any protective device required by regulations or by the City, without providing an adequate temporary protective device and when the need for removing or making ineffective the protective device has ceased, the protective device shall be replaced immediately.

  • Use or operate any equipment, machine, device or thing or work in a manner that may endanger himself, herself or any other worker.

  • Engage in any prank, contest, feat of strength, unnecessary running or rough and boisterous conduct.

 

Performs other related duties as assigned.  In the event of any emergency performs other such duties as may be assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Must have a current registration as an RPN with the Ontario College of Nurses in good standing with no restrictions.  Experience in medication administration and as an RPN in geriatric nursing.  Must demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal in English.  Must have current CPR and aseptic techniques.  Five (5) years post graduate experience in active and/or geriatric Nursing.  Skills in leadership, planning, coordinating and supervising the work of other nursing staff would be an asset.

 

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT: 

Successful completion of a police record check with vulnerable sector clearance.  Satisfactory TB documentation. Must meet all applicable provincial directives with respect to COVID-19 immunization/testing.

Remuneration: $32.26  - $33.10 per hour (2021 rate).


Applications for this position will be considered active for six months from the date the application was received. 


HOW TO APPLY:

Go to www.stthomas.ca – Employment, Employment Opportunities.

Go to Posting Title.

Click the ‘Apply Now’ button.  You will need to create a Login.

Please IMPORT and UPLOAD your COVER LETTER AND RESUME individually (i.e. pdf, word).

ENSURE YOU HAVE ATTACHED ALL YOUR DOCUMENTS PRIOR TO SUBMITTING YOUR APPLICATION.
Note: You will be required to answer Qualification questions during the application process.
When your application has been successfully received through Dayforce, you will receive an email from notify@dayforce.com stating “Congratulations, your application has been successfully submitted.”


All prospective employees, volunteers and students will be required to provide an acceptable “Criminal Record Search” as a condition of employment and prior to commencing employment. 

 

Although we appreciate all applications received, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

 

Personal information for this position is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, R.S.O. 2001, as amended.


The City of St. Thomas is an equal opportunity employer.  Accommodations are available for all parts of the recruitment process.  If you require accommodation to apply or if selected to participate in an assessment process, you must provide your accommodation needs in advance.  Questions may be directed to the Human Resources Department at 519-631-1680 ext. 4146.

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly