Registered Nurse (full time contract)
Central West Specialized Developmental Services
Oakville, ON
RESPONSIBILITIES:
Acting as the Registered Nurse for individuals as assigned.
Providing health teaching and resource material to direct care staff regarding the management of specific diseases and conditions.
Interpreting the physician’s orders to direct care staff.
Teaching new techniques, procedures, treatments and skills related to the health needs of the clients.
Administering treatments and performing procedures that require nursing skills, such as prescribed injections, blood pressure.
Completing nursing assessments, progress reports and health care plans in accordance with individuals’ health needs.
Liaising with hospital staff when individuals are admitted on a short-term basis.
Responding to medical emergencies as required and providing appropriate follow-up
Monitoring drug therapy in accordance with the physician’s orders and agency policy.
Maintaining appropriate documentation for individuals assigned.
Performing delegated medical acts sanctioned by the Ontario College of Nurses.
Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
B. Sc. in Nursing or equivalency, with registration as a Nurse in Ontario.
Current CPR certificate.
Proven experience providing professional nursing services to individuals with developmental disabilities including Autism and/or mental health disorders.
Knowledge of preventative health care and management of psychiatric and behavioural issues.
Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a clinical team.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
Very good oral and written communication skills.
Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s License and a vehicle for conducting visits and other related activities.

LOCATION: Oakville, some travelling required across Halton Region.