Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

Job Description

Interested in a career that makes a meaningful difference in the lives of
others? One where you are valued and respected, listened to, and empowered to
live up to your potential? If so, Chartwell Retirement Residences is the place
for you.

We are always looking for empathetic, positive and passionate individuals
committed to Making People's Lives Better. With over 200 residences across
Canada, we have an opportunity for you that will make a difference in your
life.

The Registered Practical Nurse provides professional nursing care to residents
in accordance with required medical care and established nursing care plans and
practices.

The responsibilities of this position include but are not limited to:
* Assesses, plan, implement and evaluate individualized care to meet the
residents' physical and emotional needs. Ensure resident care plan is
initiated in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary
team.
* Communicate with relatives regarding the care and condition of respective
residents as required.
* In conjunction with the Health and Wellness Manager, participates in
discharge planning, consultation, and/or transfer of residents.
* As required, provide direct resident care and participate in resident
teaching.
* Encourage active participation by residents in all therapy programs and
recreational activities.
* Assist in the development and maintenance of an appropriate plan of care
for each resident.
* Liaise with attending physicians, psychiatrists, consultants, social
workers, clergy, relatives or responsible persons, nursing, dietary,
activity staff, etc. to ensure effective resident care is provided;
* Provides first aid to staff when necessary and completes Employee Injury
Report;
* Procure and administer medications including all injections and
narcotics;
* Participate in the orientation, on-the-job training and in-servicing of
nursing staff as required;
* As required, requisition and receive supplies.
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The_Ideal_Candidates_Will_Possess
* A sound knowledge and background in geriatric, rehabilitation or long
term/retirement nursing including activation, nursing and personnel
administration. Knowledge of the appropriate sections of the Health
Disciplines Act, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Pharmacy Act, Food
and Drugs Act (Canada), Narcotic Control Act (Canada) and other pertinent
Federal, Provincial and Municipal Statutes which influence the operation
of the Retirement Home and more specifically the nursing department;
* Registered Practical Nurses who provide care to residents in the facility
shall have a current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses
within their province;
* All RPN staff who will be administering medications to residents shall
have completed the following:
* An RPN Nursing program which contains a Medication Administration course
as part of the core program;
* An RPN Medication Administration Certificate program provided in Ontario
since 1985 or; A Medication Administration Certificate course provided
out of province and which has been evaluated by the facility s Health
and Wellness Manager.
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Candidates must be available to work nights. To apply please email your CV/
resume to
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