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Registered Practical Nurse - Muskoka

Registered Practical Nurse
Long Term Care
Gravenhurst, ON
Monday, Jun 23, 2014
Monday, Jul 14, 2014
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 organization’s vision and mission, and our caring philosophy.
Under the direction of the Nurse Manager and/or Associate Director of Care, the RPN is responsible for:
  • 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, monitoring resident care, communicating with residents and family members, and providing guidance to Personal Support Workers/Unregulated staff assigned to the care unit. 
  • 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.
  • Supports residents in achieving quality experiences – personal and social.
  • 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.
  • The Registered Practical Nurse continually assesses his/her own nursing practice and learning needs.
  • Participates in and attends in-service programs provided by the Home as well as conferences, seminars and workshops.
  • The Registered Practical Nurse works with the resident, family members, and inter-professional team to systematically collect data for the nursing history on admission, re-admission and change in status, and provides ongoing assessment and appropriate documentation.
  • 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.
  • Documents priorities, target dates and strategies or interventions on the individualized care plan in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for each resident.
  • Ensures the strategies and interventions directed by the care plan are implemented in a safe and effective manner.
  • Systematically evaluates own care provided to residents as well as overall nursing practice and effectively organizes own assignments to efficiently carry out each resident’s plan of care.
  • Contributes to professional development of others (including students) by assuming the role of Preceptor.
  • Providing guidance and direction to new staff, students and volunteers, and by participating in their orientation to the unit.
  • Participates in root cause analysis with the team to lean and improve care of residents.
  • Demonstrates clinical skills by recognizing the importance of maintaining resident independence through promotion and encouragement of their involvement in Activities of Daily Living.
  • Enables each resident to meet his/her individual needs.
  • Respects resident autonomy by involving the resident and the family in his/her own care plan.
  • Implement physical care measures safely and in accordance with the resident’s individualized needs.
  • Demonstrating the ability to carry on the position requirements of area captain as defined in the Emergency Manual.
  • 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.
  • Sound nursing knowledge in geriatric care and nursing administration.
  • Knowledge of Long-Term Care legislation, Long Term Care Homes Act and Resident’s Bill of Rights. 
  • Demonstrated problem solving abilities to lead unregulated healthcare workers and provide effective care.
  • Mature professional who possesses excellent communication and leadership skills to provide guidance to other nursing personnel.
  • Well organized and goal oriented to be able to manage the resident home area and assign duties.
  • 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:
Denise Ward
Director of Care
Leisureworld Muskoka
200 Kelly Drive
Gravenhurst, ON  P1P 1P3
Fax: (705) 687-9094

Please quote the competition number RPN MUSK 0614 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: Jul 14, 2014

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