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Job Title:
Registered Practical Nurse

Posted Date:
12/1/2012
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Continuing Care, Chatham
Languages:
-   -   -

Job Description


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Mission: Together, advancing compassionate, quality care.
Vision: An Exceptional Community Hospital - Setting Standards, Exceeding Expectations.
Values: Respect, Teamwork, Compassion, Trust, Knowledge, Accountability.


POSITION:
Registered Practical Nurse

DEPARTMENT:
Continuing Care, Chatham

BARGAINING UNIT:
CLAC

As part of the candidate assessment process, applicants may be required to complete a written and oral examination and provide a record of educational activities (including e-learning report) over the last 2 years during interview.

ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Current Certification of Competence as a Registered Practical Nurse with the Ontario College of Nurses.
-RPN Diploma preferred.
-Current BCLS certification.
-2 years hospital nursing experience within the past 3 years.
-Experience with techniques of coaching patients to be independent with Activities of Daily Living..
-Certificate in Gerontology
-1 year Geriatric experience within the past 3 years.
-Catheterization, aseptic techniques.
-Computer Skills - Intranet, Microsoft Office, Care Manager, STAR, Solcom, Risk Monitor Pro.
-Practice level consistent with the full scope of practice as outlined by the College of Nurses of Ontario, which includes but is not limited to:
-Evidence of the successful, administration and management of blood & blood products
-Evidence of the successful completion and/or practice in processing physician orders, administration of oral, subcutaneous, IM, suppository, aerosol and IV medications, venipuncture and IV management
-Demonstrated adherence to the expectations of nursing practice at CKHA
-Familiarity with MDS Chronic Care Assessment Tool preferred.
-Fundamentals in Palliative Care preferred
-Member of RPNAO preferred

ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES (Personal Skills and Attributes)
-Strong leadership and communication skills
-Personal commitment to excellence in patient care
-Demonstrated commitment to continuous learning and professional development with identification of own learning needs
-Excellent clinical physical assessment skills which includes pain assessment
-Ability to work in a fast paced environment with rapidly changing priorities
-Demonstrated principles of adult learning are reflected in patient education
-Demonstrated skills in inter-professional collaboration to meet the needs of patients and their families.
-Demonstrated ability to support and embrace the philosophy of Service Excellence and Patient and Family Centred Care.
-Demonstrated participation in building a culture of safety and partnering with each other to improve the safety of patient care processes and systems.
-Demonstrated performance reflecting the Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct of Chatham-Kent Health Alliance.

ACCOUNTABILITIES (Major Responsibilities of the Position)
-Provision of nursing care to meet the Standards of Practice of the Ontario College of Nurses
-Effectively communicates and collaborates with the inter-professional team to plan, implement and evaluate patient care, involving the patient and family
-Act as a liaison for patients/families with members of the health care team
-Work collaboratively to identify and implement process improvements to better meet the needs of patients and families
-Understands and embraces change by actively participating in successful implementation
-Maintain a safe environment for patients/families, visitors, staff, volunteers and physicians
-Actively participates on various unit, program and hospital committees supporting our goals & objectives in addition to initiatives that support continuous quality improvement.
-Adheres to CKHA's attendance standards by maintaining personal health and ensuring regular and prompt attendance at work.