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Carleton Place – Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Job Description

Team work

  • Interacts effectively and supports relationships with residents, families, and other members of the wellness team
  • Works effectively with others
  • Assists team members and other coworkers to achieve quality in their work
  • Recognizes the need to communicate and include all departments of the retirement community in the care of our residents
  • Contributes to the planning of care
  • Supports both team and organizational goals
  • Participates in committee and task forces as required

Professionalism

  • Supports the principles of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Recognizes the need to update skills and knowledge. Applies new skills and knowledge to improve work practices
  • Demonstrates responsibility for own Health and Safety
  • Demonstrates responsibility for the Health and Safety of our residents and staff
  • Supports organizational values, goals, policies and procedures
  • Accepts responsibility for own actions and behaviours

Resident – Centered

  • Promotes actions that support best health outcomes for residents
  • Applies the principles and practice of Continuous Quality Improvement
  • Recognizes the need to update knowledge and skills
  • Contributes to the planning of resident care
  • Act as a resident advocate
  • Assist the resident in such a way to achieve their maximum health potential
  • Advocates for resident centered care

Personal Care

  • Through the application of biological, psychological and social sciences, and a basic understanding of the disease process, the RPN is competent to deliver care to our residents at their designated level of skill
  • Assist with ADLs such as elimination, mobility, social functioning and personal hygiene
  • Undertakes observation, reporting and recording of such care
  • Communicates information to the appropriate members of the wellness team
  • Is knowledgeable of the emergency procedures for the community
  • Applies the principles of infection control
  • Applies the principles of healing process, skin integrity and aseptic techniques
  • Collaborates and plans with other team members to address health outcomes for residents
  • Possesses the skills (assessment, interviewing, counseling and writing) to meet the health needs of our residents
  • Remains calm in a crisis situation and is able to assess and organize the situation for the best outcome
  • Identifies interventions appropriate to the situation
  • Continually assesses residents to ensure the clinical presentation matches the diagnosis and predicted outcome. Monitors deviations from expected health outcomes and adjusts plan of care accordingly.
  • Recognizes when it is appropriate to obtain the opinion of another health team member for the well being of our residents

Customer Service

  • Follows up on all resident and family enquiries (takes accountability to ensure reply is given)
  • Fulfills commitments in a timely and responsive manner
  • Provides services in such a way that problems in unpredictable events are invisible to the resident and family

Other considerations:

  • You must pass a Vulnerable sector back ground check.
  • You must be able to work with Dogs and Cats and other animals, allergies or other needs cannot be accommodated.
  • Due to our high level of residents with dementia; your tattoos and piercings must either remained covered by clothing or are discrete. Any other external body decoration, including hair, must not be frightening to a frail senior with dementia.
  • You must be legally allowed to work in Canada.
  • You must be in good physical health as this job requires lifting, sitting, standing and walking.
  • Must be able to read and write in English to a minimum High School Level.
  • Available on call and in emergency situations.
  • Thank you for your career interest!

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