Please note - Carp is a rural location with no bus access. You must have your own transportation.
POSITION TITLE: Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
LOCATION: Carp Commons Retirement Village
REPORTS TO: Health & Wellness Manager
IMMEDIATE SUBORDINATES: Health & Wellness Attendants, Team Leaders, UCP’s
Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Manager, the Registered Practical Nurse RPN, is responsible for the care of residents in accordance with the philosophy, objectives and standards of the retirement home. This person utilizes the principal functions of nursing services in licensed care and the professional standards of practice of the applicable provincial College of Nurses and assists with the implementation of current company policy and procedures.
Registered Practical Nurse with Ontario Certificate of Competence in good standing with the College of Nurses. Must have a current medication certificate. Must be able to communicate both written and orally in English. Two years in a similar position in a retirement home of institutional setting will be given preference. A resident-oriented individual, whose visions and values align with those of Verve Senior Living.
Participates in the Verve Quality Improvement (VQI) program.
Participates in assessing the needs of the individual resident’s and organizes for the provision of care to promote maximum resident independence.
Carries out planned assignments as designated by the Health & Wellness manager for effective resident care, taking into account the physical, spiritual social and emotional needs of the individual.
Supervises the care given by attendants or designated staff in accordance with resident care plans.
Distributes medications and provides treatments to residents in accordance with current and approved standards of care, policies and procedures.
Answers Emergency Calls from residents, giving assistance where possible and contacting professional help and/or family when necessary.
Provides direct resident care, in accordance with current and approved standards of care, policies and procedures.
Complies with other infection control protocols as directed, e.g. Outbreak management
Maintains effective communication and good interpersonal relations with residents, families, physicians, and other departments.
Co-ordinates, supervises and provides job guidance to health & wellness attendants.
Maintains accurate records of nursing observations and procedures performed. Completing all required reports.
Assists with implementation and enforcement of all policies and procedures.
Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment for residents and personnel. Recognizes safety hazards and takes appropriate action. Reports incidents promptly.
Assists with safekeeping of all drugs and nursing solutions in the home.
Reports all incidents and changes in resident status to the Health & Wellness Manager and subsequent shift.
Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in the development of and implementation of a plan of care for residents that supports independence.
Assists the Health & Wellness manager in evaluation the performance of the attendants; assists with appropriate documentation. Keeps the General Manager & Health & Wellness Manager informed of any staff members whose performance is less than satisfactory.
Works as a team member
Maintains effective communication, both written and verbal with co-workers, Uses the appropriate lines of communication with supervisory staff.
Performs other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Health & Wellness Manager.
Complies with all relevant corporate policies and procedures.
Completes all required annual mandatory training/education.
Complies with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, Workplace safety insurance act and Workplace Hazardous material information system. This includes recognizing health & safety hazards, reporting incidents, fulfilling responsibilities under the applicable legislation, as well as participating in in-services and fire drills.
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Casual, Permanent
- Dental Care
- Extended Health Care
- On-site Parking
- Vision Care
- 12 Hour Shift
- 8 Hour Shift
- Night Shift
- nursing: 2 years (Preferred)
- College of Nurses of Ontario (Required)