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Registered Nurse - Muskoka

The Registered Nurse follows and practices in accordance with the Professional Standards for Registered Nurses in Ontario.  Reporting to the Director of Care, the Registered Nurse practices both independently and interdependently in collaboration with other members of the home’s health care team.  At the nursing care unit level, the Registered Nurse also takes the lead in providing direction and guidance to the staff of the Nursing Department assigned to the nursing care unit.
As a valued member of the team, the Registered Nurse demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with organization’s vision and mission.
RESPONSIBILITIES (But not limited to):
  • Coordination of activities necessary to operate the nursing care unit economically and efficiently and in compliance with applicable legislation.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of policy statements and guidelines that reflect the philosophy of the Caregiving Centre.
  • Maintains effective partnerships with other departments.
  • Provides appropriate and timely reports to the Director of Care.
  • Liaises with Ministry of Health Compliance Advisors and Consultants, social workers, physicians, psychiatrists, the Coroner and appropriate health care facilities.
  • Responsible for assessing, planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care to meet the physical, psychological, emotional, spiritual, cultural and social needs of the residents.
  • Interprets the services of the home, where necessary, to the public, residents, visitors, staff and volunteers.
  • Ensures a timely and accessible admission for the residents including a comprehensive orientation to the home and the services offered within the home.
  • Participate in the homes sustainable RAI MDS 2.0 model.  Will complete the assigned RAI MDS 2.0 assessment cycle per resident as directed and required.
  • Ensures that resident transfers and discharges are timely and safe.
  • Participates in in-services and education of other nursing staff and staff in other departments as required.
  • Promotes and supports the volunteer program.
  • Acts as a role model for nursing staff performing within the professional guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario and in accordance with relevant legislation such as the Long Term Care Standards and the Nursing Act.
  • In consultation with the resident/family, systematically collects data about the needs and health status of the resident for initial screening and for ongoing assessment in order to determine nursing diagnosis.
  • Develops and maintains, in collaboration with members of the health care team, an individualized plan of care for each resident.
  • Identifies priorities, target dates and strategies and interventions in order to contribute to the individualized care plan that achieves the best possible outcomes for each resident.
  • Respects resident autonomy by involving residents in their own plans of care on an ongoing basis.
  • Validates the plan of care, goals and objectives with the resident/family
  • Collaborates with the inter-professional team in the planning, provision and evaluation of care.
  • Fosters effective interpersonal relationships within the therapeutic communication guidelines established by the College of Nurses.
  • Provides effective guidance and leadership for the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) and the Personal Support Worker (PSW).
  • Ensures that documentation standards are reflected in the resident’s chart.
  • Is actively involved in the development of, and compliance with, set protocols, programs, policies and procedures for the department.
  • Teaches RPNs and PSW/HCA’s in relation to new skills, team teaching by sharing knowledge among peers, acts as a resource person in areas of specialization, and provides follow-up and support for educational programs offered.
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skills.
  • Assist with evaluation of new equipment and supplies.
  • Advocates for improvements in nursing and health care delivery systems related to resident care.
  • Coordinates activities on the unit by actively participating in the inter-professional Care Planning meetings regarding resident/family needs.
  • Ensures that documentation standards are upheld.
  • Liaises with other disciplines to ensure that a holistic, resident centered approach to care is upheld.
  • Ensures efficient and effective utilizations of supplies and resources.
  • Reinforces and works towards achieving goals and objectives established by the Director of Care and the multidisciplinary care team.
  • Participates in the unit programs (i.e. quality assurance, back education, infection control etc).
  • Participates in the accreditation process.
  • Contribute to the professional development of others by acting as a role model, preceptor and mentor.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Minimum of two years related clinical experience.
  • Successful annual completion of RAI MDS certification as per Ministry of Health requirements for AIS 
  • Sound knowledge and background in geriatric, rehabilitation or long-term care nursing including activation, activity programs, nursing and personnel administration.
  • Knowledgeable with respect to the nursing process, developments and current trends in the geriatric care field.
  • Knowledge of the requirements of the Nursing Homes Act and Regulations, the appropriate sections of the Health Disciplines Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pharmacy Act, Food & Drug Act and other pertinent Federal, Provincial and Municipal Statutes which influence the operation of the Caregiving Centre and more specifically the nursing department.
  • Ability to set priorities and responsive to a changing and multidisciplinary environment.
  • Must be able to do the physical demands of the job.
  • Self-directed with ability to evaluate one’s own performance.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to continuing education in nursing.
  • Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated effective documentation skills.
  • Demonstrates maturity and possesses good communication skills.
  •  Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills.


  • Bachelor of Science – Nursing (BScN), Bachelor of Nursing (BN), or equivalent.
  • Current AIS Certification
  • Certificate in gerontological nursing preferred.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification.
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Continuous growth and development
  • Self-fulfillment through meaningful relationships with clients
  • Employee Recognition and Discount Programs
  • Employee Referral Bonus
  • A dynamic and supportive working environment
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply directly to:
Angela Coutts
Executive Director
Leisureworld Muskoka
200 Kelly Drive
Gravenhurst, ON  P1P 1P3
Fax: (705) 687-9094
Please quote the competition number RN MUSK 0215 in the subject line of your fax or email.
Please note that if hired, your employment with Leisureworld will be contingent on receipt of a police and vulnerable sector screening free of criminal activities and satisfactory to Leisureworld’s Police Records Check and Vulnerable Screening policy.
In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act 2005, wherever appropriate, support will be provided in the recruitment process and accommodations for disabilities will be provided on request.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted. Resumes are shared amongst all Leisureworld Homes.
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Deadline to Apply: Mar 02, 2015

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