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Registered Practical Nurse (Full-Time) - Extendicare Cobourg

Employer
Extendicare Canada Inc.
Location
Cobourg, Ontario
Closing date
May 15, 2022

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Registered Practical Nurse (Full-Time) - Extendicare Cobourg



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 above RPN position with our Extendicare Cobourg Landmark Assisted Living division, with 38 assisted living suites, located in Cobourg, Ontario.

Reporting to the Director of Care, the RPN 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
  • To fulfil the role of Unit Nurse, supervising and managing care to the extent of her scope of practice, as per CNO standards.
  • 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 participate in in-service education. Monitor performance and conduct performance evaluations and refers problems to the charge Nurse.
  • Complete RAI-MDS documentation.


QUALIFICATIONS
  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required.
  • Previous long-term care experience would be an asset.
  • Experience dealing with the cognitively impaired clients with challenging behaviours.
  • 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 collaborate and generate creative solutions.
  • Organizational, planning, time management and multi-tasking skills.
CLOSING DATE: May 13, 2022
Interested applicants may forward their resume in confidence to the attention of:

Shauna Mullins, RN BScN
Director of Care
smullins@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.

Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.
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