Registered Nurse

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Central West Specialized Developmental Services (CWSDS) is a leader in providing residential, community participation supports and specialized services, assessment and treatment to individuals who have developmental disabilities, dual diagnosis, and/or challenging behaviours throughout the municipalities of Halton, Peel and Dufferin and the regions of Waterloo and Wellington.

As a specialist in the field of developmental disabilities, CWSDS has experienced continued growth over the last five years.  We currently employ over 300 staff covering a wide range of disciplines including clinical specialists such as Psychologist, Psychiatrist, Medical Doctors, Nurses, Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologist, Board Certified Behaviour Analysts; Developmental Service Workers and Community Resource Workers.  Our support team comprised of human resources, finance, maintenance, housekeeping and a comprehensive management team round out our organization.

We are looking to hire a Registered Nurse on a full time, contract basis (10-month contract, approximately).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Acting as the Registered Nurse for individuals as assigned.
  • Providing health teaching and resource material to direct care staff regarding the management of specific diseases and conditions.
  • Interpreting the physician’s orders to direct care staff.
  • Teaching new techniques, procedures, treatments and skills related to the health needs of the clients.
  • Administering treatments and performing procedures that require nursing skills, such as prescribed injections, blood pressure.
  • Completing nursing assessments, progress reports and health care plans in accordance with individuals’ health needs.
  • Liaising with hospital staff when individuals are admitted on a short-term basis.
  • Responding to medical emergencies as required and providing appropriate follow-up
  • Monitoring drug therapy in accordance with the physician’s orders and agency policy.
  • Maintaining appropriate documentation for individuals assigned.
  • Performing delegated medical acts sanctioned by the Ontario College of Nurses.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • B. Sc. in Nursing or equivalency, with registration as a Nurse in Ontario.
  • Current CPR certificate.
  • Proven experience providing professional nursing services to individuals with developmental disabilities including Autism and/or mental health disorders.
  • Knowledge of preventative health care and management of psychiatric and behavioural issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a clinical team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel.
  • Very good oral and written communication skills.
  • Valid Ontario G Class Driver’s License and a vehicle for conducting visits and other related activities.

LOCATION: Oakville, some travelling required across Halton Region.