Registered Practical Nurse

St. Thomas, ON

POSITION: REGISTERED PRACTICAL NURSE

UNIT: ACUTE MEDICINE 5

STATUS: FULL TIME

SALARY: $31.23 - $31.57

 

POSITION DESCRIPTION: 

The Acute Medical Unit encompasses AMU3, AMU4, and AMU5 and provides nursing care for patients with a wide variety of diagnosis including: gastrointestinal disorders, respiratory problems (pneumonia, chronic bronchitis) and cardiovascular disease (stroke, chest pain and heart failure). Our multi-disciplinary healthcare team is dedicated to promoting the maximum possible independence and healthiest lifestyle for all patients in the unit throughout their hospital stay. 

The RPN works at their full scope of practice to provide direct care to assigned patients. The RPN practices independently when the patient’s condition is less complex such that the outcome is predictable. The RPN collaborates with the Registered Nurse in patient situations that are beyond the RPN scope of practice.

HOURS:

The successful candidate must be available to work all tours applicable to the department. In addition, this position must be flexible to occasional changes in hours when required to meet the operational needs of the department. 

SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

  • Registered Practical Nurse, currently registered and in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario practicing at full scope.
  • Preference will be given to those with a minimum of one (1) year of acute care medical unit nursing experience within the last three (3) years.
  • Current BCLS Certification required
  • Palliative Care Fundamentals (Level 1) Certification is preferred
  • Recent experience in physical assessments, IV medication administration, administration of blood and blood products, catheterization, chest and respiratory assessment with the ability to demonstrate competencies
  • Thorough understanding and commitment to Patient and Family Centered Care principles and ability to use in practice.
  • Demonstrated problem solving, critical thinking, decision making, and conflict resolution skills and able to work through conflicts and differences in a respectful manner.
  • Demonstrated excellence in the highest level of communication skills and customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to patient and staff safety.
  • Ability to adapt and work within a constantly changing environment.
  • Basic computer skills (Outlook, Cerner, etc.)
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of essential duties of the position
  • Excellent attendance record in accordance with STEGH’s Attendance at Work Program 
  • Demonstrated acceptable performance record in alignment with 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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