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Registered Practical Nurse, Career Opportunity in Kitchener, Ontario

Job description

Key Responsibilities

  • To work as a member of the inter-professional team as described by Revera’s Professional Practice Model applying the person centered approach to care;
  • To complete and ensure resident’s clinical care assessments, care/service plans and documentation are accurate, up to date and changes communicated as required;
  • To implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the care/service plans and make changes as required;
  • To assist with scheduling of resident’s care conferences and participate in conferences where applicable;
  • To work closely with the Director of Health & Wellness to facilitate resident’s move in, move out and transfers;
  • To provide direct resident care and medication/ treatment administration and document care in compliance with regulatory and Revera Resident Care standards and policies and procedures;
  • To process the orders and safe keep drugs and narcotics and administer in compliance with all regulatory requirements, scope of practice and Revera policies and procedures;
  • To facilitate and provide resident/family education;
  • To plan, coordinate, manage & evaluate the resident’s care plan working with the resident/substitute decision maker, physicians, nursing & interdisciplinary team and contracted service providers;
  • To coordinate nursing team’s resident care assignments to ensure efficient and timely delivery of services to residents;
  • To respond to and manage significant changes in resident’s condition and or medical emergencies; provide emergency first aid;
  • To teach, delegate to, and direct unregulated care providers;
  • To coordinate emergency response in the absence of Director of Health & Wellness/ Executive Director;
  • To respond to resident/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken and or concern communicated to Director of Health & Wellness/ Executive Director and other departments;
  • To follow and assist the Director of Health & Wellness in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of Infection Prevention and Control , Health and Safety and Clinical Programs and Quality/Safety Plans for the Nursing Department;
  • To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;
  • To complete all other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Current registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in applicable Province/State;
  • Experience working in a senior’s environment and with unregulated care providers preferred;
  • Education and experience in gerontology, rehabilitation, community/complex/long term care an asset;
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, care coordination, time management and customer focus skills;
  • Must have demonstrated sound clinical knowledge;
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification required;
  • Computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft office applications.
  • Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).
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