Registered Practical Nurse - Way Home Unit (H2) - Internal
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Job Number: J0522-1723
Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse - Way Home Unit (H2)
Department: Way Home (Harvie 2)
Job Type: Temporary Full Time
Approximate End Date: March 31, 2023
Job Category: Support Services
Union: SEIU
Open Positions: 2
Date Posted: August 10, 2022
Closing Date: August 17, 2022
Salary: $30.58 - $31.17/Hour

Position Summary

The Registered Practical Nurse is primarily responsible for providing care to patients on the Way Home Unit but may be reassigned as organizational needs arise. The RPN in this role may also have the opportunity within the community to support our home visiting program (OSMH at Home) as needed. This is an exciting opportunity for RPN’s to participate in the vision of Ontario Health Care within OSMH. This role would encompass the following:
• Visits patients in their own home as assigned
• Follows care plans and ensures the provision of patient-focused care
• Provides cognitive, social, emotional, and spiritual support
• Provides medication administration as needed
• Any additional tasks as identified on patient care plan

Provide Nursing care including, but not limited to:
• Head to Toe Assessments
• Wound Care
• Ostomy Care
• Catheter Care
• Drain Care
• Medication Injections
• Education re bowel management, incontinence, coping strategies, and risk mitigation.

Must have a valid drivers license and reliable vehicle to provide community care, if required.

Qualifications

• Current certificate of competence to practice as a R.P.N. in Ontario required.
• Successful completion of a Physical Assessment course, Medication Administration course,
and Aseptic Principles certificate required (exempt if newly graduated within the past four
(4) years).
• Demonstrated ability to work at full Scope of Practice required.
• A minimum of two (2) years recent experience in an acute care setting and or LTC setting is required.
• Minimum of one (1) year medical/surgical experience within the past five (5) years, working
at full scope required.
• Preference given to candidates who have recent experience caring for Renal patients.
• Must be prepared and able to work within a variety of fast-paced, highly stressful
environments.
• Demonstrated ability to be adaptable and flexible in order to work efficiently and
effectively within a variety of patient care teams.
• Must be able to meet the physical and emotional responsibilities of the job. Physically able
to lift and move patients with frequent and repetitive pushing, pulling, bending and
stooping.
• Strong critical thinking skills and motivated by changing environments.
• Demonstrated ability to be reliable and maintain excellent attendance and performance
records.
• The successful candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, and a
proven commitment to professional development, as well as to the Mission of the Hospital.

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OSMH is committed to diversity and equity in the workplace and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals, including women, visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBTQ2S persons and others who may contribute to a diverse workplace.

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