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Registered Practical Nurse - Muskoka

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) reports to the Director of Care and is responsible for planning, implementing, coordinating and evaluating the nursing care of the residents to meet their physical, psychological, emotional, cultural, spiritual and social needs.   Duties include guiding and directing PSW/HCA’s and other staff on the resident home area to ensure delivery of optimum care to residents and families.
As a valued member of the team, the Registered Practical Nurse demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with the organization’s vision and mission, and our caring philosophy.
  • Fostering an atmosphere that is conducive to the provision of optimal care, and the effective functioning of the assigned Resident Home Area through collaboration with other team members
  • Optimizing each resident’s potential to achieve or maintain maximum functional ability
  • Provides care in accordance with Leisureworld policies and procedures, College of Nurses of Ontario and other legislation 
  • Supports and helps provide a Resident Advocacy Program though the promotion and respect of the Bill of Rights
  • Facilitates relationships between and among residents, relatives, staff and community
  • Creates a comfortable and safe environment that provides opportunities for privacy, dignity, autonomy, independence and individuality and maintenance of personal lifestyle and values
  • Exercises sound nursing judgment by reporting any change in resident’s status in a timely manner to the Registered Nurse as necessary, and takes appropriate action
  • Participate in the home’s sustainable RAI MDS 2.0 model.  Will complete the assigned RAI MDS 2.0 assessment process per resident (Coding, Raps and Care Planning) within the RAI MDS timelines
  • Ensures the strategies and interventions directed by the care plan are implemented in a safe and effective manner
  • Providing guidance and direction to new staff, students and volunteers, and by participating in their orientation to the unit
  • Demonstrates clinical skills by recognizing the importance of maintaining resident independence through promotion and encouragement of their involvement in Activities of Daily Living
  • Assumes responsibility for:
    • Medication administration and management
    • Narcotic control
    • Timely and accurate transcription of Physicians orders
    • Timely and accurate recording of medications
    • Preparation and care of deceased individuals
    • Added skills according to Leisureworld Caregiving Centre’s policy
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Current registration as Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Successful annual completion of RAI MDS certification as per Ministry of Health requirements for AIS 
  • Minimum one year experience in geriatric, rehabilitation or long term care as an RPN preferred
  • Knowledge of Long-Term Care legislation, Long Term Care Homes Act and Resident’s Bill of Rights   
  • Mature professional who possesses excellent leadership skills to provide guidance to other nursing personnel
  • Proven ability to interact with others in a caring approach and manner
  • Must have effective verbal and written English communication skills
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing
  • Current AIS Certification
  • Post graduate studies in Geriatrics and Nursing Administration an asset
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certificate
  • Current Medication Administration certificate (if applicable)
  • 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 Caregiving Centre – Muskoka
200 Kelly Drive
Gravenhurst, ON  P1P 1P3
Fax:  705-687-9094
Please quote the competition number RPN MUSK 0315 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: Apr 21, 2015

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