Registered Practical Nurse

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The FJ Davey Home is a not-for-profit home in the city of Sault Ste. Marie, ON with 374 beds. The RPN is a lead team member, working with the RN, NP, BSO, Activitities, Physiotherapists, Social Worker, PSWs and other team members to ensure optimal care for the residents we work with. The Home has 12 home areas with large spaces for congregate activities. Staff are part of the OMERS defined benefit pension program as well a comprehensive benefits package. Newly hired RPNs are elibigle for a 10,000.00 recruitment bonus, paid out over the first 12 months of employment. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure resident care is provide with established nursing standards and principles, physicians’ orders and administrative policies, as well as, observe, report and record vital signs, symptoms and conditions of residents, and initiate remedial health measures where appropriate. Assure observance of required techniques in nursing care.
  • Assess residents and develop, implement, review and evaluate resident care plans. Monitor residents’ health, notes changes in condition and assess need for referral to doctors; processes and implement physician orders.
  • Organize and direct functions and activities related to provision of care to residents including restorative care and palliative care as required. Interprets and implements established policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of nursing and personal care staff assigned to the unit. Orient and train new personnel and may participate in in-service education. Monitor performance and conduct performance appraisal and refers problems to the Director of Care.

Qualifications

  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Registration or eligible for registration with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices, as well as knowledge in Infection Control Practices.
  • Effective human relation skills and demonstrated commitment to working with seniors.
  • Effective communication skills and ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential.