Major Responsibilities :
Develops, evaluates and modifies care plans for residents.
Provides nursing care, including counseling, instruction, and the coordination of resident care (activation and recreation).
Directs staff by assigning duties and establishing priorities.
Examines, measures, and records temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, serum levels of glucose, weight, and neurological assessments using equipment, i.
e. blood pressure cuff, glucometer, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope.
Administers and interprets results of mental status tests using Folstein Test for cognitive recognition.
Assesses the physical, emotional and psychological well-being of resident / client through observation and analysis of test and physical health indicators to evaluate care plan and identify modifications which may be required.
Accompanies physician on rounds, providing information on resident / client condition and progress, and assisting with examinations, e.
g., positioning, dressing and undressing residents / clients.
Transcribes verbal or written physician's orders for medication or other treatment.
Prepares precise dosages of medication in accordance with physician's orders, including narcotic and controlled drugs, and administers to residents / clients.
Maintains inventory, ensuring medications are properly stored, safe and secure.
Administers prescribed treatments as ordered by the physician, such as catheterizations, respiratory therapies, suctions, exercise, wound irrigations, and hot pack therapies using electronic / manual equipment for treatments, e.
g., suction machine, hydrocullator.
Administers first aid and emergency health measures, such as CPR.
Prepares and applies clean and sterile dressings and bandages, and replaces, as required. Cleans wounds and lesions. Removes stitches and clips.
Practices sterile techniques and other infection control procedures to minimize the transmission of infection.
Monitors and participates in the personal care of residents / clients, as required; for example, hygiene, feeding, positioning, transferring, ambulation, toileting.
Uses electric / hydraulic / manual equipment and lifting devices.
Checks resident / client diet for therapeutic composition.
Liaises, refers and advocates with community resources to coordinate admittances, transfers, and departures / deaths : hospitals (acute care, rehabilitation, and palliation), public health department, home care program, long term care facilities, ambulance services, diagnostic services, the coroner's office and social services.
Prepares and maintains documentation such as charts, nursing records, statistics, and reports.
Performs delegated Medical Acts (duties) i.e. vaccinations, inoculations, eye irrigations, death pronouncement etc.
Counsels, instructs, and confers with resident / client and family in planning care : provides emotional support; responds to enquiries and resolves complaints
Trains student nurses.
Key Qualifications :
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to :
Bilingual in English and French in accordance with the French Language Services Act.
Current certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
Baccalaureate in Nursing or a certificate in gerontology or the approved equivalent combination of education and experience as per Ontario Regulation 79 / 10 made under the Long-Term Care Homes Act,2007
Experience working in a long-term or acute care environment.
You must also have :
Ability to effectively communicate and provide services to resident in both French and English
Fundamental knowledge and practical application of nursing theory, biological and social sciences to the standard established by provincial nursing legislation.
Knowledge of the current principles of gerontology and accepted best practices where appropriate.
Knowledge of community resources and proven ability to co-ordinate outside services to support resident independence.
Ability to perform holistic assessments / reassessments for residents regardless of complexity to establish a comprehensive plan for care and to identify the appropriate category of care provider.
Ability to recognize, analyze and interpret deviations from predicted resident response to care / treatment and responds by modifying the plan of care using professional judgement and autonomous decision making.
Ability to evaluate overall resident outcomes and the achievement of goals.
Ability to prioritize and organize work activity and provide work direction to staff members in order to complete assignments.
Ability to apply an analytical decision making approach drawing on a comprehensive range of options to interpret, analyze and solve problems.
Ability to educate residents and their families in death and wellness strategies to promote restorative care, prevention of disease and knowledge of good health habits to assist in restoration.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to support the Toronto Public Service values to ensure a culture that champions equity, diversity, and respectful workplaces.
Ability to work in a cooperative manner with other staff members in the coordination of resident care.
Ability to provide nursing care to ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents with a focus on restoration,
Health promotion and palliation regardless of complexity and predictability.
Ability to evaluate theoretical and research based approaches for application to practice.
Ability to utilize computers and various software packages such as Microsoft Office.
Physically capable of lifting, turning and transferring residents manually and with a mechanical lift.
Knowledge to monitor staff performance and the environment ensuring a safe workplace for staff; provides reinstruction where needed.
Ability to provide the management presence in the Home in the off-hours as the Registered Nurse in Charge.
Ability to develop, coordinate, monitor care delivery and evaluate care plans that will promote resident independence and participation in decision making.
Additional Information :
Hours of Work can be up to 75 hours bi-weekly, however, hours of work will be decided based on operational needs.
Important Note :
As a condition of employment with the Senior Services & Long-Term Care Division, selected candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening, tuberculosis screening and proof of immunization in accordance with the Long-Term Care Homes Act (O.Reg.79 / 10)
All City of Toronto employees are required to be fully vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with the City's Mandatory Vaccination Policy.
NOTE TO INTERNAL FULL-TIME AND PART-TIME CITY OF TORONTO EMPLOYEES :
City of Toronto employees must apply to full-time or part-time employment opportunities posted on the City's Internal Job Posting Portal.