Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)



Reporting to the Director of Care (DOC) or Director of Health and Wellness (DHW), the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for providing planned, patient-oriented, goal-directed nursing care in accordance with the provincial standards of care. Key Responsibilities – To work as a member of the inter professional team as described by Revera’s Professional Practice Model applying the person centered approach to care;- To complete and ensure resident’s clinical care assessments, care/service plans and documentation are accurate, up to date and changes communicated as required;- To implement and evaluate the effectiveness of the care/service plans and make changes as required;- To assist with scheduling of resident’s care conferences and participate in conferences where applicable;- To work closely with DOC/DHW to facilitate resident’s move in, move out and transfers;- To provide direct resident care and medication/ treatment administration and document care in compliance with regulatory and Revera Resident Care standards and policies and procedures;- To process the orders and safe keep drugs and narcotics and administer in compliance with all regulatory requirements, scope of practice and Revera policies and procedures;- To facilitate and provide resident/family education;- To plan, coordinate, manage & evaluate the resident’s care plan working with the resident/substitute decision maker, physicians, nursing & interdisciplinary team and contracted service providers;- To coordinate nursing team’s resident care assignments to ensure efficient and timely delivery of services to residents;- To respond to and manage significant changes in resident’s condition and or medical emergencies; provide emergency first aid;- To teach, delegate to, and direct unregulated care providers;- To respond to resident/family concerns and ensure appropriate action taken and or concern communicated to DOC/DHW/Executive Director and other departments;- To follow and assist the DOC/DHW in the coordination, implementation and monitoring of Infection Prevention and Control , Health and Safety and Clinical Programs and Quality/Safety Plans for the Nursing Department;- To uphold and promote the organization’s values and philosophy relating particularly to ethics, morality, and integrity as set out in Revera’s Code of Conduct;- To complete all other duties as assigned. Qualifications – Current registration as a Registered Practical Nurse in applicable Province/State;- Experience working in a senior’s environment and with unregulated care providers preferred;- Education and experience in gerontology, rehabilitation, community/complex/long term care an asset;- Must possess strong written and oral communication, critical thinking, care coordination, time management and customer focus skills;- Must have demonstrated sound clinical knowledge;- Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid certification required;- Computer proficiency and experience with Microsoft office applications.- Current (within 6 months) Vulnerable Position/Sector Screening (VPS).
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