A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides direct patient care under the direction of physicians, registered nurses, or other health care providers.
These activities include conducting patient history and physical assessments; performing selected diagnostic and therapeutic interventions;
and counseling patients on preventive health care. A LPN or a RPN provides primary health care and emergency health care services to Cadets and Cadet Instructor Cadre on a walk-
in and appointment basis at Cadet Training Centre Clinics. Emergency health care will be provided until care is provided by or through an external civilian health care facility.
The patient care includes the provision of services to patients on a walk-in and appointment basis. The HCP must be available for either 8 or 12 hour shifts as per clinic schedule and identified on the Task Authorization Request, including weekday and weekend shifts.
No overnight, on-call or field duty will be required.
Language of work may be in English and / or French, depending on geographic location.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Perform within defined scope of practice in accordance with the regulatory organization in the province of work;
Perform triage assessment during walk-in hours and patient assessments that include medical or incident history, physical examinations;
Perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, and conducting specimen collection;
Develop a nursing care plan based on the result of the assessment and refer to a physician or other health care provider;
Administer medication as per doctor’s order as per provincial scope of practice and observe and document therapeutic effects;
Complete nursing documentation immediately after each patient interaction;
Communicate any changes or abnormal findings of the patient’s status or condition to the senior clinician. Abnormal is defined as any deviation to the norm, average, or expected;
Perform therapeutic procedures such as injections and wound care;
Administer and monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy;
Monitor patient’s progress and evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions;
Provide health education to patients;
Perform administrative tasks including written or telephone responses to patient queries, preparation of medical files for physicians or other health care providers, and to return of medical files to health record department;
Assist physicians or other health care providers with treatments and procedures;
Act as the point of contact for the care coordination and preparation of responses, information requests, and patient inquiries in the specialty clinic;
Monitor all medical supplies and inventory including ordering and replenishing;
Clean all patient care areas between patients;
Clean, sterilize and package surgical instruments;
Other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group;
Adhere to Bayshore policies and procedures;
Participate in quality activities and continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company's Quality Management System;
Participates in proactive Health & Safety activities while performing all duties. Is responsible to notify immediate Supervisor of any Health & Safety risks or concerns.
Responsible for completing Accident Reports for all direct reports who injure themselves on the job, within 24 hours of the incident; and,
Maintains confidentiality of client and corporate information and discusses same only with appropriate Bayshore personnel.
Reports directly to the Bayshore Medical Personnel Regional Liaison.
All Cadet Camp Licensed / Registered Practical Nurses must, as a minimum, have
Graduated from a Practical Nursing Program approved by Council of the College of Nurses;
A licence from the provincial or territorial professional college or association in the province of practice;
A current Certificate of Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider or Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation / Automated External Defibrillator (CPR / AED) Level C or HCP;
Must successfully complete the Reliability Status Check (RS) ; and
Must successful complete the Police Records Check (PRC) / Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS) process. These documents are mandatory and necessary as you will be working with youth.
Graduation from an accredited Licensed / Registered Practical Nursing Program; current registration with the provincial licensing body.
One year previous experience in the acute care sector; demonstrated clinical competencies; positive interpersonal skills;
ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written; critical thinking and analytical skills; decision making skills;
ability to prioritize; clinical certificates considered an asset.
Other Skills and Abilities
Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to handle difficult situations in an objective consistent format; ability to work independently and as part of a team;
able to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks; able to stand, bend, squat, kneel and reach freely; able to freely lift 23 kilograms;
able to assist clients with standing, walking, sitting and rolling in bed; able to read and interpret technical instructions related to client care;
able to visually and auditorially observe and assess clients; ability to travel; evidence of current CPR certification.