Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)- BSO
Full Time/Part Time:
2024-01-03 22:06:28 UTC
Reporting to the Director of Care (DOC) or Director of Health and Wellness (DHW), the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for providing planned, patient-oriented, goal-directed nursing care in accordance with the provincial standards of care.
To work as a member of the inter professional team as described by Extendicare'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 DOC/DHW 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 Extendicare 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 Extendicare 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 respond to resident/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken and or concern communicated to DOC/DHW/Executive Director and other departments;
To follow and assist the DOC/DHW 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 Extendicare's Code of Conduct;
To complete all other duties as assigned.
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).