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Part Time Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

The Opportunity: Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Part Time (0.4 FTE or 32 hours bi-weekly)

Posting Date: June 3, 2024

Under the supervision of the Care Team Supervisor, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for the provision and management of cost effective, quality nursing care to residents of the Carefor Mackay Centre. The RPN will assume a leadership role by teaching, delegating, and providing guidance to different levels of workers within the care team. Care is provided within the framework of quality & risk management, Carefor policies and procedures, and the standards and scope of practice set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

Who we are: 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. Please visit https://www.careforconnect.ca for more information.

Job Description
  • What You Will Do:

    Under the supervision of the Care Team Supervisor, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for the provision and management of cost effective, quality nursing care to residents of the Pembroke Civic Complex. RPN will assume a leadership role by teaching, delegating, and providing guidance to different levels of workers within the care team. Care is provided within the framework of quality & risk management, Carefor policies and procedures, and the standards and scope of practice set by the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO).

  • Qualifications
    • RPN Diploma from approved college
    • Valid registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Certificate in gerontology would be an asset.
    • Current CPR and First Aid
  • Experience
    • 3-5 years’ experience
    • Experience in a long term care or retirement facility an asset
    • Experience working with people who have dementia, Alzheimer’s Disease, and mental health illnesses
  • Skills
    • Observation and health assessment according to level of practice
    • Performs duties according to the RPN scope of practice
    • Health teaching facilitation
    • Leadership skills
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills
    • Develop individualized care plans and interventions as determined by the need of the resident.
    • Ability to problem solve and to adapt nursing to independent practice
    • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
    • Ability to work a variety of shifts within the care team schedule
    • Ability to work independently in a busy, fast paced environment and prioritize duties
    • Effective problem solving and decision making skills
  • Responsibilities
    • Provides complete, relevant assessment of the resident and describes and/or documents finding according to documentation procedures.
    • In collaboration with the Manager or designate, prepares and updates the resident profile and care plan
    • Effectively and safely administers medication according to Carefor procedures and CNO standards of practice
    • Collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure residents receive quality care
    • Identifies problems using a specified framework and in consultation with the Manager or designate and resident, selects and implements individualized strategies or interventions in order to focus care on resolving or managing the problem
    • Describes, evaluates and documents resident’s responses to care
    • Describes rationale for referrals and changes in Service Plan
    • Provides cost-effective, organized, outcome directed care on an ongoing basis
    • Identifies and utilizes tools and resources for work and manages these resources through regular monitoring of equipment etc. and reporting unusable equipment to supervisor or designate.
    • Delegates care appropriately
    • Meets with resident and family to orient them to the residence.
    • Seeks input from residents to assure that service meets expectations
    • Plans, implements, evaluates and adjusts care in accordance with customer focused expectations
    • Functions in accordance with the standards of nursing practice from the College of Nurses of Ontario
    • Functions in accordance with the Carefor policies and procedures and the strategic direction of Carefor Pembroke-Renfrew County
    • Functions and reports in compliance with the Occupational Health and Safety legislation, regulations, and Carefor policies and procedures
    • Reports the absence of or defect in any equipment or protective device of which he/she is aware and which may endanger him/herself or another worker
    • Reports any violations of the Health and Safety Act or the regulations, or the existence of any hazard
    • Ensures all workplace incidents are reported in a timely manner in accordance with legislation, and Carefor policies and procedures for workplace injuries and incidents
  • What we have to offer you

    Union Position:               Liuna

    Anticipated Start Date: Monday, June 24, 2024

    Hours per Pay Period:    32 hours bi-weekly or 0.4 FTE

    Scale Level:                      $22.39 – $27.99

    Schedule:                          See Master below:

     Week 1 of Master

    Mon (E) Sat (E) Sun (E)

    Week 2 of Master

    Thurs (E)

About us:

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.

Carefor will only provide employment to those who can provide proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to Human Rights exemption.

Carefor is committed to providing an inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection process. Please let us know in your application if you require accommodations at any stage of the recruitment process. All requests for accommodation will be considered in a fair and objective manner that will ensure applicants are treated with respect and dignity.

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