Charge Nurse (RPN/RN)

Scarborough Retirement Residence
Scarborough, Ontario
Closing date
Mar 30, 2023

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TITLE: Charge Nurse (RPN or RN). REPORTS TO: Health and Wellness Manager POSITION SUMMARY:Practices as a registered nursing professional within the Nursing Team and by the College of Nurses of Ontario's practice standards. Fully engages in the nursing process and promotes the health and well-being of SRR residents by contributing to the assessment of resident health needs and the development of Care Plans. Practices are a manner that supports RHA compliance.MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Provides supportive, person-centered care and assistance that allows residents to lead active and fulfilled lives in all aspects; physically, socially, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
  • Participates with other members of the Care Team in care plan development, including participating in care plan conferences.
  • Promotes a comfortable and safe environment for all residents including those experiencing responsive behaviours, risk for injury, and/or residents requiring end-of-life care, including responding to call bells.
  • Understands she/he oversees the building whenever there is no manager on site.
  • Observes, assesses, reports, records, evaluates, and communicates pertinent information regarding residents' needs or health changes, including maintaining accurate and complete records of nursing observations and care in compliance with the legislative requirements and the policies of the Residence.
  • Must promote and maintain RHA compliance with all parts of the Act, but specifically Part IV-Resident's Rights, Care, and Safety.
  • Able to establish communication with appropriate sources in response to emergencies.
  • Practices universal precautions and adheres to WHMIS protocols.
  • Uses good body mechanics, appropriate mechanical aids, and assistance from co-workers to prevent strain, injury, or fatigue to self or resident.
  • Reports and documents all residents' and employees' incidents/accidents/ complaints.
  • Receives direction and assignment from the H&W Manager and/or Quality Care Coordinator.
  • Adheres closely to Scarborough Retirement Residence Vision and Mission, as well as Employee policies and procedures, which includes protecting the rights of the resident and family in matters such as confidentiality, privacy, beliefs, and values.
  • Directs, assigns, and evaluates the work of the PSWs.
  • Uses leadership skills to identify problems and assist in problem-solving.
  • Administers medications and treatments in compliance with the policies of the Residence and Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses.
  • Demonstrates accountability by documenting and reporting all errors and omissions.
  • Gives/receives reports to ensure ongoing communication and passes on the keys to the replacement Charge Nurse. Explicitly, incoming Charge Nurses must arrive 15 minutes before the start of their shift to receive such reports and conduct the narcotic count.
  • Ensures supplies and equipment, such as medications, dressing supplies, and resident supplies are properly and efficiently ordered and utilized by completing audits and inventories as required.
  • Checks Fridge temperatures on Day and Evening shifts. Will report to H&W manager or designate if fridge temp is above or below TPH guidelines
  • Liaises with other health care personnel, agencies, and families as required.
  • Maintains good relationships with Medical/Support/Residence staff, residents, families, and the general public.
  • Assumes responsibility/accountability for professional growth and development, through participation in staff development programs, committees, seminars, and workshops both in the Residence and externally, as well as meeting the CNO's yearly requirement for Quality Assurance.
  • Assists in the orientation of the resident, family, and Nursing Staff.
  • Attends all Nursing team monthly meetings to discuss Department objectives, changes, and concerns, and enhance ongoing communication. Attendance can be via conference call.
  • Maintains environmental safety in the building and reports any hazards, which require attention to the appropriate Department Manager.
  • Participates in admission, discharge, and transfer of residents.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

  • Considerable standing and walking
  • Exposure to resident elements through regular resident contact.
  • Regular stress in dealing with resident care needs and time pressures.
  • The considerable concentration is required during the preparation and administration of medications.

  • Current Certificate of Registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices and techniques including courses or experience in geriatrics.
  • Current CPR and First Aid Certificates.
  • WHMIS training.
  • Strong critical thinking skills.
  • Completion of all mandatory and best practices in-services.
  • Mask fit testing.

  • College of Nurses Professional Standards, 2002.
  • College of Nurses Practice Standard: Medication.
  • College of Nurses Guideline: Refusing Assignments and Discontinuing Nursing Services.
  • Retirement Homes Regulatory Authority: Retirement Homes Act 2010.
  • Consolidation period November 1, 2018.
  • Consolidation period April 18, 2019.

Apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter, and references to Harold Green,, or call at 416 264-3566. Scarborough Retirement Residence takes the accessibility needs of employees and candidates with disabilities into account during the position summary review process. Employees and candidates are required to notify us if they have any particular accessibility needs and we will work with the prospective employee to accommodate.

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