Registered Practical Nurse

St. Thomas, ON

POSITION: Registered Practical Nurse

UNIT: Nursing Resource Team

STATUS: Full Time

SALARY: $30.92 - $31.26

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The RPN’s within STEGH’s Nursing Resource Team (NRT) will be trained to work between multiple units. Alternating between the Acute Medical Unit, Surgical Inpatient, and Continuing Care Centre departments; the Float Registered Practical Nurse will be assigned to their department upon arrival for each shift.  The 50 bed Acute Medical Unit cares for patients with a wide variety of medical diagnoses, including strokes; the 20 bed Surgical Unit is comprised of 15 surgical beds with an additional 5 Medical Surgical bed capacity; and the Continuing Care Centre consists of 37 beds, focusing on Rehabilitation, Palliative, Complex and Transitional Care. A multi-disciplinary team approach is used to deliver quality health care to our patients.

HOURS:

Must be available for 11.25 and 7.5 hour tours, and other tours as assigned by the hospital, 24 hour rotation, seven (7) days per week. 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Registered Practical Nurse, currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Graduate of a two (2) year recognized College program or education and experience that allows the RPN to practice at full scope
  • Current BCLS certification required
  • Previous one (1) year Acute Medical Care, and/or Surgical, and/or Continuing Care experience within the last three (3) years preferred
  • Palliative Care Fundamentals (Level 1) Certification is a definite asset
  • Must be able to adapt quickly to new environments as the department in which worked may change at a moment’s notice commencing and during the scheduled shift
  • Medication administration inclusive of IV medication administration, with a physician’s order IV management and therapy, blood transfusions, chest auscultation, complicated dressing changes, gastro-intestinal care, airway management, continuous bladder irrigation, and excellent assessment skills
  • Proven assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation skills related to medical nursing with the ability to assess changing situations and respond accordingly
  • Completion of STEGH RPN Scope of Practice Enhancements including IV Medication Administration, Administration of Blood and Blood Products, Chest and Respiratory Assessment with the ability to demonstrate competencies
  • Ability to communicate effectively, professionally and compassionately with patients and their families
  • Ability to work collaboratively and respectfully with multi-disciplinary team members to ensure an excellent patient care experience
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to patient safety.
  • Continuing education in heart & stroke and palliative care preferred
  • Proven ability to work independently, utilizing effective organizational skills in a changing environment
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Electronic Patient Record)
  • Excellent performance and attendance record

Continuing Education Required:

  • Maintain competencies to ensure they are relevant and up to date on a continuing basis
  • Maintain and continuously enhance competencies through continuous learning in order to base practice on knowledge and skills relevant to client health needs
  • Reflect on competencies in relation to changes occurring in the surrounding society and health environment in order to acquire and develop new competencies on an ongoing basis
  • Foster a culture of patient and staff safety guided by STEGH’s Mission, Vision, Values and Code of Conduct

Successful candidates must provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status prior to your first day of work. Any candidate entering the facility to attend an interview will be required to provide evidence of a fully completed COVID-19 vaccination status. To be considered fully immunized, individuals need to have received their second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days earlier than the date they are arriving to an interview or to begin work at STEGH.

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