Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

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REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE (Part Time) – Extendicare Kawartha Lakes           

Signing Bonus is Available. Apply Today for more information!             

 Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 senior care and living centres as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 team members are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada

Candidates are invited to apply for the Part Time day and evening shifts, to work at our Kawartha Lakes home, a 64 -bed long-term care facility, and at our Lakeland Village Retirement home, a 38- bed facility, located in Lindsay, Ontario.

Reporting to the Director of Care, the RN will enhance the effective management and quality of nursing practice in keeping with the Standards of the College of Nurses of Ontario, Long Term Care Standards and Extendicare Standards.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ensure resident care is provided 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. Assure observance of required techniques in nursing care.
  • Assist in assessing 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 physicians’ orders.
  • 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.
  • Assist in preparing the Facility for RAI MDS.
  • Take charge of the Facility in the absence of the Director of Care.
  • Staff replacement in the absence of the care clerk.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Registration or eligible for registration with the Registered Nurses Association of Ontario.
  • Previous managerial experience in long-term care preferred.
  • Experience dealing with the cognitively impaired.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices, as well as Knowledge in Infection Control Practices.
  • Demonstrated commitment to working with seniors.
  • Ability to work effectively individually and with others while prioritizing tasks to handle the most urgent first.
  • Ability to present information clearly and effectively both verbally whether in person or over the phone, and in writing; an active listener who projects a friendly demeanor.
  • Ability to collect and use information to thoroughly think through problems and situations; puts information from various sources together to see the ‘big picture’, and generate creative solutions.
  • Organizational, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills.

 

CLOSING DATE September 30, 2021

Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Nicole Jarvis, Director of Care

Email: NJarvis@extendicare.com

 

 

In Ontario, Extendicare, ParaMed Home Health Care and affiliated organizations including our partner homes in Extendicare Assist, accommodate the needs of job applicants throughout its recruitment and selection processes in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act.  Accommodation needs must be provided in advance.   To discuss your needs, please contact the individual noted in the posting.