Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
Saint Elizabeth Health Care
Durham, Canada
16d ago

About SE Health

SE Health is a national health care provider that has been opening the door to new possibilities and care experiences for more than a century.

Recognized as Canada’s largest social enterprise, we employ 8,000 people and visit 18,000 clients every day. Through the SE Health Research Centre, our Health Career Colleges and the SE Health Foundation, we are helping to make the future of health care brighter and stronger.

SE Health provides palliative care services that support both the individual facing a life-threatening illness and his / her family.

Improving quality of life is a key focus of the care that is delivered by our team of nurses working with other professionals within the health care system (personal support workers, physicians, chaplains, therapists, hospice volunteers etc).

Recognizing that individuals living with illness are also faced with many needs, our staff is able to integrate the physiological, psychological, socio-

cultural and spiritual aspects of care to assist those coping with their situation. Our community based palliative care team offers a support system to help people live as actively as possible until death, and to assist families during the person’s illness and during bereavement.

Palliative Registered Practical Nurses (RN)

Availability to work Days, Evenings, OR Overnights in the Durham community

There are many reasons why you will want to bring your talent to our team :

  • As an Registered Practical Nurse you will be part of a distinguished Canadian, not-for-profit organization with a century of experience
  • As an Registered Practical Nurse you will experience opportunities to use many of your skills and expand your knowledge
  • Ongoing opportunities for continuing education, training and professional development
  • Total Rewards program which includes group benefits, and pension plan
  • Education bursaries
  • Extensive paid orientation and preceptorship program.
  • Subsidized RPNAO memberships
  • Tuition Assistance Program
  • Requirements :

  • Current Certificate of Competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Minimum of six (6) months general nursing experience, and the following qualifications are an asset : Canadian Nurse Association certificate in Palliative Care Nursing OR Canadian Oncology Nursing certification, and Learning Essential Approaches to Palliative and End Of Life Care (LEAP)
  • Successfully completed the Fundamentals of Palliative Care, and successfully completed or pursuing completion of the Comprehensive Advanced Palliative Care Education.
  • Access to pain and symptom management expertise 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
  • Ability to work in Peterborough and surrounding areas
  • Comfort with wound care and IV therapy, knowledge of CADD pumps is an asset
  • A valid driver’s license and vehicle.
  • A willingness to attain required SE Health certifications.
  • Strong computer skills in MS Word, MS Excel, Email etc.
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Effective problem-solving and conflict management skills.
  • Works well in a changing environment.
  • A demonstrated appreciation for Quality Improvement processes.
  • A current CPR certificate is required.
  • This is a physically demanding position and requires sitting, standing, walking, bending, kneeling / squatting, reaching at chest and waist level (i.
  • e. shoulder flexion) and numerous hand grips of varying forces.

    SE Health is committed to the success of all its employees.

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