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Registered Nurse, Job Offer in Tavistock, Ontario

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RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Responsible for ensuring his/her practice and conduct meets legislative requirements
  • Reviewing 24-72 hour shift report at the beginning of shift
  • Provides nursing care in accordance with established nursing standards and principles.
  • Ensures physician’s orders and administrative policies are implemented.
  • Processes physician’s orders as required.
  • Observes, reports and records vital signs, symptoms and conditions of residents.
  • Initiates health measures where appropriate.
  • Assures observance with required techniques in nursing care.
  • Prepares, implements, reviews and evaluates the resident’s plan of care.
  • Participates in scheduled and required assessment process.
  • Monitors resident’s health and notes any changes in conditions appropriately.
  • Initiates appropriate nursing interventions
  • Assesses need for referral to physicians or other disciplines.
  • Administers medications as required.
  • Supports RPN’s in their roles
  • Observes changes in resident’s condition resulting from medication.
  • Monitors safekeeping of drugs and narcotics.
  • Implements established policies, procedures and regulations.
  • Participates in Nursing Restorative Programs
  • Maintains competency
  • Implements vision for resident care and services supporting GPA approach to resident care.
  • Participates in the quality assurance process and on-going activities.
  • Maintains resident records in compliance with established standards and legislative requirements.
  • Participates in quality assurance meetings.
  • Advises on resident care needs utilizing the quality assurance model.
  • Keeps informed and current on changes to Health and Safety.
  • Follows all Health and Safety and safe work practices and guidelines.
  • Identifies and corrects inappropriate work practices which may affect the Health and Safety of co-workers.
  • Displays an attitude that is focused on working safely and ensuring that the work environment is safe and healthy.
  • Uses safe work practices.
  • Reports any actual or potential hazard to the immediate supervisor.
  • Uses or wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required.
  • Promptly reports personal injury to supervisor and seeks first aid as needed.
  • Participates in fire safety activities and knows the facility fire and disaster plan.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Does not use or operate any equipment in a way that would endanger any worker, resident or visitor.
  • Supports wellness for residents and employees.
  • Complies with WSIB company policies and procedures.
  • Reports any incident immediately to supervisor.
  • Cooperates with the Return to Work program as identified by WSIB legislation.
  • Complies with all computer confidentiality requirements.
  • Reports function inconsistencies immediately to supervisor.
  • Participates in the orientation and training of new personnel and students.
  • Participates in in-service education.
  • Attends in-service education to maintain professional competency.
  • Attends all mandatory education as provided by company.
  • Maintains up to date reflective practice requirements.
  • Pursues on-going learning
  • Participates in committees/teams/task forces as required.
  • Acts as a liaison with physicians, supervisors, other departments, government inspectors, consultants, social workers, clergy, relative or representatives to ensure appropriate resident care.
  • Provides guidance and direction to nursing and personal care staff as directed by the Director of Care.
  • Monitors the performance of nursing and personal care staff as directed by the Director of Care.
  • Refers all nursing and personal care staff personnel issues to the Director of Care.
  • Organizes and directs functions and activities related to the provision of resident care.
  • Delegates clinical and administrative responsibilities to the appropriate staff.
  • Monitors/oversees nursing and personal care staff documentation/reporting responsibilities
  • Assists in ensuring an appropriate staffing pattern is maintained by utilizing appropriate company policies, procedures in accordance with the collective agreement or appropriate committee.
  • Ensures the availability of nursing supplies.
  • Ensures maintenance of equipment.
  • Facilitates the admission and discharge process.
  • Performs other related functions as directed by supervisor.
  • Functions under general guidance
  • Directs and monitors nursing and personal care staff
  • Provides direction and leadership to subordinates
  • Access to highly confidential information
  • Acts on the direction of physician’s orders and prescribed standards
  • Access to PointClickCare

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Current certificate of competency from the College of Nurses of Ontario, in good standing
  • Registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Must maintain competencies as per the governing College standards
  • Experience in Long-Term Care considered an asset
  • Experience working with seniors and unregulated care providers
  • 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 and ability to delegate to unregulated care providers
  • Skills in use of computer and Microsoft Office applications
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