Successful completion of a nursing education program designed to prepare you for the type of nursing (RN, RPN ) in Ontario.
Registered Nurse - An approved Canadian university baccalaureate degree in nursing
Registered Practical Nurse - An approved Ontario college diploma program in practical nursing
Key Responsibilities – Under the supervision of a Licensed Registered Nurse or Registered Practical Nurse:
- 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 Director of Care 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 respond to resident/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken and or concern communicated to Director of Care/Executive Director and other departments;
- To follow and assist the Director of Care 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;
- Report to registered staff any risk issues identified immediately.
- To complete all other duties as assigned.
Applicant must refrain from using the protected title or “RN” or “RPN” during the placement.
Required Education, Credentials and Experience:
The SPEP program provides eligible Internationally Educated Nurses (IENs) with the opportunity to obtain a supervised practice experience in LTCHs that can be used to meet CNO’s evidence of practice and language proficiency requirements.
- Nursing Education - Must demonstrate the successful completion of a nursing education program designed to prepare you for the type of nursing (RN, RPN or NP) that you want to practise in Ontario.
- Registration Examination - Must successfully complete the registration examination approved by the College for the type of nursing you want to practise.
- Jurisprudence Examination - Must successfully complete either the RN/RPN Jurisprudence Examination or the NP Jurisprudence Examination.
- Authorization to Work - Must provide proof of your citizenship, residency status, or authorization to practise nursing in Ontario before you can register as a nurse in Ontario.
- Past Offences and Findings - Must truthfully state whether you have ever been found guilty of an offence, refused registration, had a finding related to the practice of nursing or another profession against you, or are involved in certain proceedings.
- Health and Conduct - Must declare whether you suffer from any physical or mental condition or disorder that could affect your ability to practise nursing in a safe manner. The College must also be satisfied that you will practise with decency, honesty and integrity, and in accordance with the law.