Works under the direction of and in collaboration with a Registered Nurse in the care of residents.
Participates with the interdisciplinary team to provide the best possible care for residents and their support systems as they deal with mental health disorders.
Uses the activities of daily living as a basis for therapeutic intervention, to reinforce residents’ strengths, promotes healthy lifestyle changes through health teaching, provides consistency and continuity of care and an atmosphere of caring and security.
Promptly responds to actual or potential problems and demonstrates calm confidence to diffuse same in unison with other hospital personnel and under the direction of the in-charge staff.
Involves residents in the treatment process and decision-making as much as possible.
Incorporates knowledge of the unique needs of individuals with varying stages of cognitive deficits.
Identifies resident needs and responds to them appropriately and promptly.
Monitors resident response to therapeutic intervention and reports untoward effects to the RN.
Consults with the Registered Nurse.
Provides guidance and assistance for unregulated care providers ensuring they provide quality, resident-focussed care and are aware of and comply with the vision and value statements of the ROP, relevant policies, procedures, responsibilities and routines and other relevant information.
Promotes a supportive working relationship and effective communication with the interdisciplinary team.
Establishes and promotes effective therapeutic relationships between staff members and residents and their families.
Administers medications and performs treatments within the RPN’s full scope of practice according to applicable regulations and the College of Nurses of Ontario Professional Standards.
Works in a manner that is in compliance with staff and patient / client safety practices, policies and procedures of the Royal.
Ensures a work environment that is conducive to the Royal’s Harassment-Free Workplace Policy.
Other assigned duties as required.
Graduate of recognized Diploma Program in Practical Nursing.
Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Heart saver CPR certification within the last 12 months.
Minimum of three (3) to five (5) years recent experience in a long-term care setting with psychiatric / mental health specialization preferred.
Completion of Prevention and Management of Disturbed Behaviour / Prevention of Violence in the Workplace Workshop.
Current WHMIS training, fire training & review of the Fire, Accident and Disaster Manual.
Knowledge of the CNO standards with respect to working with unregulated care providers.
Knowledge of the CNO Professional Standards regarding RPN scope of practice for treatments and medication administration.
Knowledge of the policies and procedures of the ROP and ability to apply them in a holistic and resident-focused manner.
Commitment to ongoing professional development.
Pharmacology course from a community College or its equivalent.
Demonstrated computer skills for computer based charting an asset.
Demonstrated ability to provide guidance and leadership.
Current knowledge of mechanical lifts, transferring and positioning techniques for residents.
Must complete RAI-MDS training upon hire. Input into the RAI-MDS system is required on an ongoing basis.
Training related to mental illness and / or cognitive impairment or related area preferred
English level A- is mandatory in oral expression, oral comprehension, reading and writing. Bilingual (French / English) is considered an asset.
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