Registered Practical Nurse, Withdrawal Management Treatment Services

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THE AGENCY

St. Leonard’s Community Services has been an established part of the community for more than 50 years, and is accredited for our excellence in serving children, youth, adults and families within the communities we serve.

Our staff enjoy:

  • ‘Perks’ such as a fitness benefit; Employee Assistance Plan; participation in pension/RSP/TFSA plans; and group health & dental plans where premiums are 100% paid by the Agency (Full Time staff)
  • An Agency committed to ensuring their physical and mental health/safety is paramount
  • Opportunities for training and professional development
  • Supportive, collaborative teamwork, where diversity is respected, and hard work is recognized

THE POSITION

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides direct patient care within residential Withdrawal Management and Treatment Services to the full scope of practice for an RPN.  Client needs are met by providing screening, withdrawal symptom monitoring using evidence-based protocols, administration of medication, provision of physical care, and contribution to development of a collaborative and comprehensive clinical discharge plan.  You make a difference!   

The RPN:

  • Adheres to CNO Standards of Practice and demonstrates practice competencies
  • Conducts in-person and telephone screening of clients prior to admission
  • Monitors clinical condition, withdrawal symptoms, administers oral and injectable medications and documents client care effectively
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary support team and external partners (i.e. pharmacy, RAAM medical team, hospital) to ensure safe and effective practice and continuity of care
  • Collects specimens such as blood, urine and blood glucose
  • Assists with medication reconciliation and EMR chart maintenance
  • Maintains a safe and clean facility

Annual salary: $43,953 plus shift premiums and benefits

Hours of work: Tuesday to Saturday or Monday to Fridays, based on needs of the program. Hours are 7.5 hour shifts, either days (7am – 230pm) or afternoons (2pm – 930pm).  Some flexibility – to be discussed with successful applicant.  

Start date: as soon as possible