The Corporation of the County of Huron's
Homes for the Aged Department
Permanent Full-Time RAI Coordinator/Registered Nurse for Huronlea (Brussels)
Huronview and Huronlea are sister Homes in the County of Huron. These municipal homes provide health services for those who can no longer live independently in their own homes and require nursing and personal care 24 hours a day. Our mission is to provide quality, compassionate care in a homelike environment while our vision is to foster a caring environment with the open possibilities of life’s continued journey. The teamwork at the Homes for the Aged is cohesive, and a collaborative approach where various healthcare professionals with diverse knowledge, skills and talents come together to achieve the goals based upon the health needs and preferences of the residents who reside at the Homes
This position is a blend of the RAI Coordinator and Registered Nurse roles. The RAI Coordinator is responsible for coordination, directing and educational activities that support the RAI-MDS process. The Coordinator is also responsible for analyzing the accuracy of the submission of the data, review of the indicators for the home minimally on a quarterly basis. The Coordinator is also the lead for the Nursing Restorative program. Prepares and present statistical analysis to Management and Resident Safety and Quality team.
The role of the Registered Nurse is to provide quality care as part of an interdisciplinary team, consistent with the plan of care and the Resident Bill of Rights. Within the team, assists the residents with activities of daily living, with the intention of maintaining or improving independence, promoting wellness and health, and preventing disease. The Registered Nurse acts in a leadership role for the RPNs and PSWs. The Registered Nurse follows and ensures ither nursing staff follows the policies and procedures of the Home.
RAI Coordinator - Role and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with external networking opportunities to enhance and broaden the Home’s perspective.
- Member of the homes team-i.e. Falls, Resident Safety and Quality, and Professional Advisory Committee
- Manages the coordination and completion of all components of the program to ensure MDS assessments, resident assessments, and care planning are completed within relevant time frames
- Establishes and maintains processes that support data accuracy, efficient data collection, assessment completion, statistical data, data quality report analysis and audits of assessments and related processes.
- Overseeing the RAI Process according to home policies, MOHLTC regulations, College of Nurse’s Standards of Practice, Inter RAI requirements and respect for existing standards and related processes.
- Coordinates the data submissions/follow-up.
- Develops and maintains a comprehensive RAI MDS 2.0 training and education program. This includes orientation and periodic retraining for all Homes staff and partner agencies.
- Works with Home staff and the vendor to modify the computer program to suit the Home’s needs.
- Generate and provide CIHI reports to the leadership team, Multidisciplinary team members to facilitate an informed decision for clinical and operational decision making.
- Other duties as required
Registered Nurse - Roles and Responsibilities:
- Provides nursing care consistent with the College of Nurses of Ontario standards, physician’s orders, the Long-Term Care Homes Act, and the Home’s policies.
- Assesses a resident’s condition by recognizing and interpreting signs and symptoms, and where appropriate, initiates remedial health measures.
- Ensures the completion of assessments within the required time frames.
- Collaborate with the resident, family, SDM/POA, multi-disciplinary team members to develop and maintain current resident care plans that meet the individualized resident needs and wishes.
- Maintains accurate and complete clinical records on all residents according to established documentation policies and procedures and ensures the confidentiality of these records.
- Computer skills are required for documentation of resident care, and data entry of RAI/RAPS MDS that is accurate and complete according to the policies.
- Assists in maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment, which meets the cultural, spiritual and psychosocial and restorative needs of the residents.
- Shares responsibility in safely using and maintaining equipment and supplies of the home, and the personal belongings of the residents.
- Ensures efficient use of supplies. Assists in maintaining adequate quantities of nursing care supplies on the unit.
- Assesses the care provided for end-of-life care, giving specific instructions to those providing care and offering support to the family of these residents.
- Maintains a good attendance record and accepts responsibility for working as scheduled. Accepts that as a 24/7 operation, shift and weekend work is required.
- Takes responsibility for personal development including identification of own learning needs related to work and participating in the educational opportunities provided. Supports and participates in student and colleague education. Assists in training, guiding and supporting new staff through the orientation period, and provides ongoing education identified, to the staff.
- Is knowledgeable of the Resident Bill of Rights and endeavours to respect and promote it.
- Supervises the nursing care provided by the Registered Practical Nurse and the Personal Support Worker/ Health Care Aid.
- Participates in the facility and departmental teams as able. If the nurse is a member of the Home’s team they will attend the regularly scheduled meetings. Supports the Home’s teams by facilitating employee attendance.
- Participates in activities related to the infection control program, resident safety and quality, etc.
- Maintains the safekeeping of all drugs and prescribed treatments on the unit, ordering and reordering drugs as required. Administers drugs and treatments according to the procedure, maintaining accurate records.
- Ensures orders are correctly processed and followed through according to the established procedures.
- Is responsible for the building, residents and staff after hours and on weekends.
- Ability to prioritize, use critical thinking and problem-solving skills and responds to multiple demands in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team.
- Takes responsibility for personal ethical behaviour using the ethical practice guidelines of the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Deals tactfully and courteously, maintaining effective communication and good interpersonal relations with residents, residents’ families, visitors, medical and allied staff members.
- Promotes a positive team spirit within the department and facility.
- Performs on-call responsibilities and other job-related duties as required.
- Assists the Director of Care/Associate Director of Care/ Charge Nurse in training, supervising and evaluating departmental nursing personnel. Takes an active leadership role in the department. Keeps the Director of Care/Associate Director of Care/ Charge Nurse informed of any staff members whose performance is less than satisfactory.
- Performs other duties as assigned by the Charge Nurse/Associate Director of Care/Director of Care. Specific duties will be listed in the job routines.
- Understands the Homes fire and disaster plan.
- Maintains personal health and follows the facility policies regarding health and wellness promotion strategies (i.e. influenza vaccination policy, TBST).
Qualifications and Education Requirements:
- RAI-MDS education
- Graduate of a recognized Registered Nurse program- with current registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario
- Minimum of three years of long term care and clinical experience
- Minimum of three years project leadership or management experience
- I.H.I., InterRAI, MOHLTC Experience
- Former RAI Coordinator experience
- Clinical competency in providing services and performing procedures within their scope of practice to long term care residents
- Proficiency with computers, Word, Excel, Point Click Care, and Clinical Connect at a minimum.
- Knowledge of assessments and care plans
- Clear aptitude for detail-orientated work and respect for critical timelines.
- Good organizational skills with excellent time management skills.
- Problem-solving ability in collaboration with Point Click Care.
- The ability to work with interdisciplinary team members and other stakeholders.
- Leadership role in the Restorative program development and management of the team.
- Experience working with seniors and/or chronic care residents in a health care facility or community setting, with a genuine interest in and concern for seniors
- Expertise in assessments and development of care plans
- $33.23 - $47.57 as per ONA Collective Agreement
- You are also entitled to vacation time, benefits, and an OMERS pension!
Huronview and Huronlea Homes for the Aged follow the required testing/swabbing requirements as directed by the Ministry of Long-Term Care and Public Health.
Please forward your letter of application and resume to: humanresources[at]huroncounty[dot]ca
To be considered for this position, please ensure that
- Email subject is “2021 - RAI/RN”
- The cover letter is a maximum of one page
- Cover letter and resume are saved together in one PDF file
- The PDF file name is your: First name Last name (e.g. Jane Smith)
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