Registered Practical Nurse (All Shift)

Full-Time, Bargaining Unit Position
Downtown Toronto
Posted 11 months ago

Mon Sheong Foundation is an approved participant in the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN). The CCPN provides a $25,000 incentive grant to eligible nurses in exchange for a 24-month commitment to an eligible employer. For more information on this program, please visit: HealthForceOntario.

Position Functions:

Assist and support Registered Nurses and other members of Interdisciplinary Resident Care Team on the assigned Resident Home Area (RHA) as needed in planning, implementing an ongoing evaluation of our resident-centred care model and humanizing environment, and allowing other staff, residents, families and visitors to become involved in the care components of our Home as they choose.

Responsibilities

Under the direction of the registered nurses, registered practical nurse shall plan, implement, delegate, supervise and evaluate care provided by non-regulated staff in assigned Resident Home Areas (RHAs) are in accordance with the legislation and regulations of the Fixing Long Term Care Act, 2021and Standard of Practice of College of Nurses of Ontario.

Ensure and promote resident-centred care

Provision of resident-centred care and personal care services to meet the needs of residents:

  • Support, respect and help to promote Residents’ Bill of Rights in the Home.
  • Ensure, foster and promote the provision of resident-driven care and personal care services that reflect the values and preferences of the residents.
  • Ensure residents’ care needs are identified, planned and delivered by the interdisciplinary Resident Care Team meet individual’s physical, psychosocial, social, spiritual, cultural and ethnic needs and expectations.
  • Ensure the nursing plan, policy, protocol, procedure, strategy or system is in compliance with and is implemented in accordance with all applicable requirements under the Fixing Long Term Care Act, 2021.
  • Maintains a wellness perspective and a restorative approach.
  • Create opportunities for individuals to make choices and to take actions that will enhance the resident’s sense of mastery.
  • Create a comfortable and safe environment that provides opportunities for privacy, dignity, control and maintenance of resident’s personal style.
  • Ensure an environment with ambiance conducive and unobtrusive to the provision and practice of therapeutically effective resident health care.
  • Facilitate relationships between and among residents, relatives, staff and community.

Provide Leadership for Nursing and Personal Support Care as Directed by Registered Nurses

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of the Home.
  • Assume responsibilities for medication administration, narcotic control, application of treatments and dressings, transcription of physician orders, reordering of medications and other skills.
  • Provide feedback for the resident home area(s) compatible with the overall goals of the nursing department and the Home.
  • Participate in the Home’s mandatory programs as per the Fixing the Long Term Care Act, 2021and Regulations.
  • Provide supervision and direction for non-regulated staff on assigned RHA.
  • Mentor clinical practices of non-regulated staff in assigned RHA and act as a role model in nursing best practices.
  • Participate in the employee health program.
  • Manage supplies and inventory control for the assigned RHA. Ensure adequate nursing supplies and equipment on RHA, ordering if needed and ensure the proper and efficient use of supplies and equipment, and maintain equipment in good condition.
  • Prepare and participate in resident care conferences of assigned RHA.
  • Participate in RHA Nursing Team meetings, home committees and task forces to represent the designated RHA.
  • Monitor and participate in nursing quality assurance program and continuous improvement projects.
  • Participate and support education and research.
  • Provide input in annual strategic planning to set goals and objectives for Nursing and Personal Support Services.
  • Display ability to team-build, facilitate change and promote new ideas and be flexible.
  • Participate as member of the interdisciplinary Resident Care Team.
  • Actively participate in admission, transfer and discharge processes of the assigned RHA.
  • Provide professional and timely interventions to resident care issues as per Home’s policies and procedures.
  • Provide updated residents’ condition to attending physicians during their rounds.
  • Ensure the utilization of the nursing process by supporting and mentoring the clinical responsibilities of the RHA Nursing Team as appropriate.
  • Seek out opportunities to maintain competency and to continuously learn.
  • Report problems to RN or designate in a timely fashion.

Support Effective Human Resources Practices

  • Monitor and evaluate the staff compliance with Home’s policies and procedures including position descriptions in designated RHA.
  • Assist non-regulated staff to identify learning needs, participate in staff development including orientation, in-service, and continuing education, and ensure all non-regulated staff of the designate RHA participate in an annual performance appraisal.
  • Assume the role of preceptor in the professional development of new RPNs, Personal Support Workers and students obtaining clinical experience within the organization.
  • Ensure RHA staff to participate in appropriate home committees.

Ensure Occupational Health and Safety

  • Reinforce nursing staff with the necessary instructions/orientation regarding measures and procedures to be taken for their protection.
  • Conduct rounds and unplanned inspections of the nursing areas/equipment, document and report unsafe conditions and ensure unsafe conditions are corrected.
  • Ensure the competencies of non-regulated staff by monitoring nursing practices.

Provides for Effective Use of Material Resources

  • Oversee supply process on the assigned RHA.
  • Provide education in the use of health-related equipment and supplies.
  • Collaborate with Registered Nurse, medical staff and other healthcare disciplines and services to meet the residents’ health care needs.
  • Promote continuity of nursing care within the Home.
  • Promote professional communication through membership in nursing association and allied health organizations.

Maintaining an Appropriate Recording System

  • Ensure all nursing documentations meet the standards and regulations of the Fixing the Long Term Care Act, 2021and the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Home.
  • Oversee the documentation and recording system of assigned RHA, maintaining confidentiality of information.

Maintains Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and Provide Valid Proof of Current Registration

  • Maintain registration.
  • Submit the proof of annual registration to the Administration Assistant (Resident Care)/Nursing Clerk. Registration will be verified on the College of Nurses of Ontario website and then entered into Staff Schedule Care under Licenses in the HR Info Section on the Personnel screen.
  • Registration must be renewed annually. Receipt of payment will be placed in the employee’s human resource record.
  • Proof of annual registration is due January 1st of each year. If the certificate is not received by midnight of December 31st, the employee will be automatically suspended without pay until the certificate is received. In extenuating circumstances, an extension may be granted by the Director of Resident Care or designate.

Implement Infection Prevention and Control Measures

  • Ensure proper hand hygiene/use of gloves while attending to each resident on a daily basis.
  • Implement  universal  precautions  and  isolation  techniques  according  to  the  infection prevention and control policies and procedures.
  • Perform a point-of-care risk assessment before each interaction with a resident or his/her environment in order to determine which interventions are required to prevent transmission during the planned interaction

Other duties

  • As assigned by Director of Resident Care or designate.

Qualifications:

Reasonable best efforts will be used to ensure the following qualification:

  • Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Possession of valid CPR (Health Care Provider Level C/Basic Life Support) and First Aid certificates.
  • Certification in Gerontology and Current membership with GNA and RNAO is desirable.
  • Minimum of one year experience in geriatric, rehabilitation or long-term care preferred.
  • Willing to work shift duties (Day/Evening/Night) and weekends at a rotation basis.
  • Ability to discern relevant information to make effective judgement and decisions to manage care.
  • Ability to work as a team leader.
  • Demonstrate supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrate core competencies, i.e. customer services, continuous improvement, leadership and initiatives and team player.
  • Adhere to professional competences, i.e. caring and respectful behaviour, therapeutic relationship, clinical skills and knowledge, strong assessment skills, communication skills, conflict management skills and organisation skills.
  • Proficiency in oral and written English.
  • Cultural sensitive and ability to speak Cantonese/Mandarin in addition to English would be an asset.
  • Relevant computer literacy.

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