RPN
St Josephs Healthcare Hamilton
Charlton Campus, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
6d ago

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.

QUALIFICATIONS :

  • Current registration with the College of Nurse of Ontario required.
  • Education in one of the below categories is required :
  • 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.

  • Previous RPN experience an asset; experience working with general surgical, bariatric, GI medicine, and other surgical and geriatric patients preferred.
  • Current BCLS / HCP certification required
  • Demonstrated knowledge, sensitivity and expertise in the care of seniors and their families
  • Gentle Persuasive Approach training preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to function to the full scope of nursing practice per the College of Nurse of Ontario.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively (written and verbal) with patients / clients, families and other members of the health care team.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities and organize work in response to client / patient needs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of transfers and lifts.
  • Demonstrated commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement.
  • Basic skill level with computers, MS Word, Internet searches, data entry and patient information systems.
  • 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.

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