The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) will practice in accordance with legislation and the standards as determined by their regulatory body and the practice setting. The RPN will have the knowledge to assess, select, implement and evaluate a wide range of nursing interventions to ensure consistent safe, competent and ethical care. Client groups receiving care may include Pediatrics or Adults with complex medical/health concerns. Care will take place within the community within a residential or institutional setting with referrals generated by a variety of sources including government agencies, employers, insurance companies or private payees.
Registration/licensing with provincial regulatory college, in good standing
Preferably has a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a practicing RPN/LPN ideally in a community setting
Working knowledge of applicable legislation including Mental Health Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Healthcare Consent Act, Privacy / Personal Health Information Act and others
Superior oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with clients and families to ensure that barriers to communication do not impact the clients ability to direct their own care process
Effective skills in critical thinking and problem solving
Knowledge of applicable community resources available for clients and families
Current certification (within the past 12 mos) of First Aid, CPR, completed within Canada
Able to provide a current, clear criminal background check including Vulnerable Screening (VPS)
Obtains informed consent prior to and throughout service provision
Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of government agencies, healthcare workers, and other community resources
Provides safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care to ensure the personal safety of clients
Uses appropriate assessment tools and techniques in consultation with clients and the health care team to assess clients regarding physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, cognitive, developmental, environmental and social needs
Engages client using a collaborative approach, building rapport and trust, achieving a mutual understanding and agreement to identify actual and potential client health care needs, strengths, capacities and goals.
Establishes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with clients and the health care team, including the distinction between social interaction and therapeutic relationships
Participates in necessary care conferences with Health Care team
Maintains the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, efficient, effective care in all areas of practice by keeping abreast of changes in practice setting that affect scope of practice
Maintains professional client records related to client encounters and plans in compliance with ParaMed’s policies and the standards applied by their regulatory body.
Shows respect for cultural needs, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of clients
Discharges client when goals have been achieved.
Other duties as assigned
Incorporates federal and provincial laws and regulations, national and provincial standards to provide high quality, safe and ethical care to clients/patients i.e. Regulated Health Professionals Act. Assumes professional responsibility, thinks critically, demonstrates practical knowledge, engages in professional development, manages own practice and advocates within system on clients/patients’ behalf
- In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and ParaMed Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of ParaMed hiring process. *