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Registered Practical Nurse (RPN), Career Opportunity in Cornwall, Ontario

Job description

The Hospice RPN provides service consistent with the standards established by Carefor and CNO. The nursing process is utilized: assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation.

  • Provides complete, relevant assessment of the client, following pre-set procedures
  • Implements the care plan  based on the nursing assessment in collaboration with the Hospice RN or physician
  • Implements nursing strategies or interventions according to the established care plan
  • Performs technical nursing skills at a safe level in accordance with scope of practice,  nursing principles and Carefor policies and procedures
  • Describes, evaluates and documents client’s responses to the care plan utilizing the electronic record
  • Utilizes appropriate interviewing and communication skills to obtain information from the client/family
  • Describes and documents nursing processes clearly, concisely, accurately and appropriately, according to Carefor standards
  • Evaluates client’s responses to care plan for the achievement of realistic client-centered outcomes. Revises plan as required
  • Demonstrates respect for client’s choices and decisions
  • Utilizes adult learning principles and established teaching materials to provide health teaching to clients, unregulated care providers and volunteers
  • Reports and discusses client's status on a regular basis with other members of the health care team
  • Liaises with the Hospice staff.
  • Works closely with the PSW’s and volunteers, providing them with direction, teaching and support

Orders and checks new medications from the pharmacy and lists the medications on the MAR sheets

  • Licensed as a Registered Practical Nurse in the province of Ontario
  • Clinical practice experience mandatory
  • Palliative Care mandatory, Palliative Care Certification and Oncology Certification an asset
  • Excellent skills in assessment, risk identification and management
  • Enhanced chronic disease monitoring and management
  • Strong commitment to and empathy with palliative clients and appreciation for the physical, social, psychosocial and spiritual aspects of end of life
  • 5 years of palliative care experience an asset
  • Strong leadership, organizational, and interpersonal skills, bilingualism is an asset (French/English)
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team building techniques with the ability to collaborate with all healthcare disciplines including volunteers
  • Effective problem solving and critical thinking skills to independently make decisions and adopt the actions to suit the situation
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