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Job Title:
Registered Practical Nurse

Posted Date:
Closing Date:
None specified
Functional Discipline:
Emergency, Chatham
Ability to communicate in French - asset  -   -

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.

Registered Practical Nurse

Emergency, Chatham


ESSENTIAL QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, Skill, Experience)
-Current Certification of Competence as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
-RPN Diploma.
-Current BCLS certification
-Minimum 2 years Emergency Services experience
-Electrocardiography Certification/Course
-Electrocardiography experience
-Phlebotomy Certification
-Critical Care Course/Completed modules
-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 Initiation and management
-Proficiency in the use of patient assessment technology (vital signs/cardiac monitor, oximeter, and infant weigh scale)
-First aide training/knowledge of application of ice, heat, slings, splints, dressings and compression bandages)
-Experience with Geriatric, Pediatric, and Mental Health patient populations preferred.
-Computer skills - Intranet, Microsoft Office, Care Manager, STAR, Solcom, Risk Monitor Pro
-Advanced clinical assessment skills course or equivalent preferred
-Current Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCPI)
-Demonstrated adherence to the expectations of nursing practice at CKHA
- Member of RPNAO preferred
-Satisfactory attendance

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
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize in a fast paced environment
-Demonstrated ability to multi-function in a rapidly changing
-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 Centered 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 of change initiatives.
-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 Emergency Department policy and procedures for all skills and interventions
-Adheres to CKHA's attendance standards by maintaining personal health and ensuring regular and prompt attendance at work.

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According to the French Language Services Implementation Plan, priority consideration will be given to qualified candidates who possess knowledge of Canada's two official languages.