UNIT PROFILE :
The Surgical Program is focused on providing highly advanced, quality, patient-centred surgical care using the most current surgical techniques and care paths, participating in and leading clinical research, and providing exceptional educational experiences for learners.
Our remarkable state-of-the-art facilities help us meet the needs of thousands of surgical patients and offer tremendous benefits for our community.
Our skilled and dedicated interdisciplinary health professional team work collaboratively to provide care for patients in order to help recovery and return to home as soon as possible.
POSITION SUMMARY :
The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides nursing care for clients to promote health and assess need for provision of care and treatment of health conditions by supportive, preventive, therapeutic, palliative and rehabilitation means in order to attain or maintain optimal function.
The RPN role models professional values, beliefs and attributes, and practices in accordance with the SJHH mission and values, policies and procedures, and College of Nurses Standards and Guidelines.
A high level of collaboration between RPN and RN is required to ensure safe and effective care. The RPN provides care for less complex clients whose outcomes are more predictable and risk for negative outcomes is low.
The RPN is accountable to recognize changes in acuity and / or complexity in client needs and consulting with a Registered Nurse (RN) in determining next steps in provision of care.
a) Practical Nursing Diploma from an accredited Community College program with evidence of IV medication administration as part of the basic educational curriculum.
b) Practical Nursing Diploma from an accredited Community College program and IV medication administration certificate from an accredited Community College program if not included in basic diploma curriculum.
c) Practical Nursing Certificate from an accredited Community College program, a medication administration certificate and an IV medication certificate from an accredited Community College program.
HOURS OF WORK :
Rotating shifts and extended hours - days, nights, weekends and holidays
WAGE RATE :
Hourly : $27.02 ... $28.18 ... $29.35 (Plus 14% in lieu of benefits)
St. Joseph's Nursing Vision is to make a difference in the lives of those we care for, our organization, and the future of our community through achievement of excellence and commitment to a culture of nursing innovation, empowerment, leadership and accountability.