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Reference No: RCH21-005
The Opportunity – Registered Practical Nurse - Richmond Care Home
Carefor Health & Community Services is in search of a Registered Practical Nurse at Richmond Care Home, a unique retirement residence dedicated to the care of women living with dementia. Richmond Care Home is situated in the Village of Richmond, Ontario, where we offer a small, home-like, supportive environment for up to 16 residents.
As the RPN at the home you will function as the leader of the resident care team. Utilizing your professional knowledge to assess clients, create care plans, administer medication and monitor/ evaluate the well-being of the clients. In the absence of the manager you are in charge to ensure the residence comfort and well-being and that policies and procedures are being followed.
Please note that Richmond Care Home is not accessible by public transit.
You will make an impact in the following ways:
- Provide complete, relevant assessment of the client’s functional abilities, general condition and activities of daily living following pre-set procedures
- Implement the care plan based on the nursing assessment in collaboration with the physician, PSW’s and manager and review quarterly
- Implement nursing strategies or interventions according to the established care plan
- Perform technical nursing skills at a safe level in accordance with scope of practice, nursing principles and Carefor policies and procedures
- Utilize appropriate interviewing and communication skills to obtain information from the client/family
- Describe and document nursing processes clearly, concisely, accurately and appropriately, according to Carefor standards (by exception)
- Evaluate client’s responses to care plan for the achievement of realistic client-centered outcomes; revise plan as required
- Demonstrate respect for client’s choices and decisions
- Utilize adult learning principles and established teaching materials to provide health teaching to clients, unregulated care providers and volunteers
- Report and discuss client's status on a regular basis with other members of the health care team, including physician when necessary
- Work closely with the care team (including PSW's, cooks, recreation/activity coordinator and/or volunteers), providing them with direction, teaching and support
- Order and check new medications from the pharmacy and list the medications on the MAR sheets
- Admissions and Discharges of clients as required
- Keep up to date on changes in the field of dementia care
- Observes the clients pattern of communication and relating and reports changes/concerns to the health care team and manager
- Relates to and shares information with other members of the clients health care team within and outside the organization in a professional and timely manner
- Reports verbally to the physician/family any changes in the individual’s personal support needs necessitating a change in the care plan
- Familiarity with the home's fire, disaster and evacuation plans
- Participate in providing personal care, activities of daily living, preparing and serving meals & snacks, light housekeeping, recreational/personal interest activities as necessary.
What we offer you:
- Competitive Compensation
- Employee Assistance Program
- Stability of knowing work schedules reasonably in advance
- Work life balance
- Access to PPE and all necessary protective equipment
- Paid onboarding and professional development program, such as Gentle Persuasive Approach, Best Friend’s Approach for Dementia Care, Food Handler certification and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention.
- A collaborative culture that supports making a difference in the lives of our clients
- Senior leadership team that believes in building trust and working together
We are looking for an individual who has:
- Strong communication skills
- Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to deal with others in a team environment in an effective, compassionate and supportive manner
- Effective problem solving skills
- Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relationships with residents and families.
- Ability to organize workload and to respond efficiently and effectively to unexpected situations.
You will need to have:
- Registered Practical Nurse
- Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Current Standard First Aid Certificate
- Current CPR level C Certificate
- Three years experience working with elderly clients living with dementia
Carefor is Eastern Ontario’s largest home care and community support services not-for-profit with over 1,600 employees operating in Eastern Counties, Ottawa, and Pembroke-Renfrew County. Formerly the Victorian Order of Nurses, Carefor has been providing service in Ottawa for over 123 years.
Richmond Care Home is designed to help residents feel as though they are living in a home away from home. The living room, kitchen and dining area are the central hub of the residence with comfortable, familiar décor. Our highly trained staff are encouraged to wear regular clothes instead of scrubs or uniforms, this encourages our residents to feel even more at ease.
The Richmond Care Home provides a level of care, compassion, friendship and love that makes this a place like no other. Every day we create opportunities for seniors to discover new things about themselves, the people around them and the world we live in. As part of our team, the things you do are key to helping us achieve our shared vision of helping seniors live longer, better.
As part of our team, the things you do are key to helping us achieve our shared vision of helping seniors live longer, better.
Come join us and help make a difference in the lives of our seniors!
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Life at Richmond Care Home:
Please visit www.carefor.ca to learn about the range of programs and services we offer to the Champlain Region.
Carefor will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.
Carefor values equity, diversity and inclusion in all its forms and recruits qualified individuals at all occupational levels that reflect the diversity of our clients and our community. We are committed to providing inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and a work environment that supports our diverse workforce. If you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process, please let your TA Coordinator know or contact us in confidence providing notice in advance. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.