Registered Nurse, ( Clinc Setting)

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The Registered Nurse will practice in accordance with legislation and the standards as determined by their regulatory body and the practice setting.  The RN will have the knowledge to assess, select, implement and evaluate a wide range of nursing interventions to ensure consistent safe, competent and ethical care. Client groups receiving Palliative care may include Paediatrics and/or Adults. Care will take place within the Nursing Clinic,

Qualifications

  • Registration/licensing with provincial regulatory college
  • CAPCE designation or LEAP certification is preferred
  • C.N.A. certification with Hospice Palliative Care is an asset
  • Experience with Dialysis, IV therapy and wound care
  • Preferably has a minimum of 2 years’ experience as a practicing Registered Nurse ideally in a community or clincal setting with Palliative clients
  • Working knowledge of applicable legislation including Mental Health Act, Substitute Decisions Act, Healthcare Consent Act,  Privacy / Personal Health Information Act and others
  • Superior oral and written communication skills to effectively interact with clients and families to ensure that barriers to communication do not impact the clients ability to direct their own care process
  • Effective skills in critical thinking and problem solving
  • Knowledge of applicable community resources available for clients and families
  • Current  certification (within the past 12 mos)  of First Aid, CPR, completed within Canada
  • Able to provide a current, clear criminal background check with Vulnerable Position Screening (VPS)

 

Responsibilities

  • Obtains informed consent prior to and throughout service provision
  • Working collaboratively with a multi-disciplinary team consisting of government agencies, healthcare workers, and other community resources
  • Provides safe, competent, compassionate and ethical nursing care to ensure the personal safety of clients
  • Uses appropriate assessment tools and techniques in consultation with clients and the health care team to assess clients regarding physical, emotional, spiritual, cultural, cognitive, developmental, environmental and social needs
  • Engages client using a collaborative approach, building rapport and trust, achieving a mutual understanding and agreement to identify actual and potential client health care needs, strengths, capacities and goals.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate professional boundaries with clients and the health care team, including the distinction between social interaction and therapeutic relationships
  • Participates in necessary care conferences with Health Care team
  • Maintains the knowledge, skills and attitudes to provide safe, efficient, effective service in all areas of practice by keeping abreast of changes in practice setting that affect scope of practice
  • Maintains professional client records related to client encounters and plans in compliance with ParaMed’s policies and the standards applied by the regulatory body or Nursing college.
  • Shows respect for cultural needs, dignity, privacy and confidentiality of clients
  • Discharges client when goals have been achieved
  • Other duties as assigned
     

Competencies

Incorporates federal and provincial laws and regulations, national and provincial standards to provide high quality, safe and ethical care to clients/patients i.e. Regulated Health Professionals Act. Assumes professional responsibility, thinks critically, demonstrates practical knowledge, engages in professional development, manages own practice and advocates within system on clients/patients’ behalf