Registered Practical Nurse [RPN]

  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • O'Neill Centre
  • Nursing
  • res-93821

Do you have a passion for making a difference? 

At The O’Neill Centre, we are passionate about ‘Making Every Moment Matter.” We are seeking a candidate that shares our values - a person who has a passion to make a difference, who has a strong moral compass and has a commitment to teamwork. 

Making every moment matter is about improving all the things that make life enjoyable. Things like making someone feel better, making connections with them or for them with other residents, showing them a new song or even just giving them something to look forward to. 

At  The O’Neill Centre, we are passionate about providing compassionate care for families' loved ones, where the residents of our home come before anything else. Our values follow a ‘People’ focused philosophy, Participation ~ Excellence ~ Openness ~ Performance ~ Longevity ~ Efficient Use of Resources. This philosophy can be seen in every aspect and level of our home. 

Since The O’Neill Centre opened, we have offered a community within a community that people were happy to call ‘home’. We pride ourselves in this community connection, our philosophies and the feeling of comfort that can be felt as soon as the door opens. 

Responsibilities of a Registered Practical Nurse at The O’Neill Centre

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) reports directly to the Director of Care. He/she shall coordinate and oversee all aspects of resident focused delivery of care. He/she will provide direct supervision, leadership, and education to other members of the health care team. Acts as a resource and advocate for residents, families, and staff. As a RPN it is expected that you promote the values, goals, and philosophy of the Home.

Essential Duties are the technical skills and knowledge that an employee requires in order to perform their role. Below is detailed information on required Essential Duties for your position.

  • Development and modification of the care plans in response to residents’ change in status

  • Liaises with other health care personnel, agencies and families

  • Maintains good relationships with Medical/Support/Home, staff, residents, families and general public

  • Supervises all activities on his/her unit, takes charge as required

  • Monitors performance and completes performance evaluation for the PSW’s

  • Directs, assigns and evaluates the work of the PSW’s

  • May be in charge of Home as required. Utilizes leadership skills to identify problems and problem- solving on the unit

  • Monitors that care delivered is consistent with the resident Bill of Rights.

  • Required to understand the nature and meaning of quality indicators used by the Home and to understand which indicators are publicly reported.

  • Required to participate in the improvement of the indicators and achieve satisfactory results.

  • Orders and ensures nursing supplies and equipment are properly and efficiently used

  • Conducts unit rounds at the beginning and end of shift.

  • Administers medications and treatments in compliance with the policies of Pharmacy provider, the Home and the Standard of the College of Nurses. Documents and reports all errors and omissions

  • Maintains accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care in compliance with the legislative requirements and the policies of the Home

  • Assesses changes in health status and reports changes to Substitute Decision Maker (SDM) and interdisciplinary team

  • Completes assessments (RAI-MDS and other assessments) develops and updates plan of care for each resident in collaboration with the resident and/or SDM and the interdisciplinary team.

  • Other duties as assigned and or indicated in Job Task Inventory

Qualifications

At The O’Neill Centre we take pride in our employees, so your qualifications are important to us. We use them to get to know you and see if we are a good fit for each other. The qualifications needed to join our family at The O’Neill Centre are as follows:

  • Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario as Registered Practical Nurse

  • Basic CPR

  • Experience in long term care setting an asset

  • Ability to work with and relate to interdisciplinary team members

  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills

  • Knowledge of RAI-MDS – AIS certified, if not must be completed successfully within one (1) year of being hired.

  • Must have a clear vulnerable sector screen, no older than 6 months, TB test results less than 6 months old, must be able to provide three supervisory references.

  • The O’Neill Centre recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, staff and others from COVID-19. As such, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, it will be a condition of employment that all new hires have received, at minimum, the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada with the second dose scheduled.


 

How to apply?

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references. We look forward to speaking with you, and making every moment matter!

Our organization takes the accessibility needs of employees and candidates with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees and candidates are required to notify their Director/Manager/Supervisor or Hiring Manager if they have any particular accessibility needs and the organization will work with the employee to address them.

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