Registered Practical Nurse – 18 Month Contract

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Job description

The job of the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) at Two Rivers Family Health Team (TRFHT) requires a thorough knowledge of primary care nursing and the ability to function effectively in a team environment with physicians, nurses, allied health professionals and administrative staff. The role also requires a high level of interpersonal skills to interact with patients and their families. In addition, the RPN possesses and utilizes the knowledge, skill and judgment to function autonomously within the RPN full scope of practice while collaborating with other members of the multidisciplinary team to ensure optimal health outcomes.

This position is 1.0FTE (5 days a week) maternity leave, approx. 18mos contract.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Provide patient oriented, goal directed nursing care in accordance with the standards of care from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Communicate ideas and concerns to the health care team and participate in problem solving
  • Use knowledge, skill and judgment to triage incoming patient calls, assess patient’s health needs, discuss test results and respond to questions pertaining to health promotion and disease prevention
  • Demonstrate an understanding of chronic disease management and patient self care strategies
  • For patient appointments, where applicable, initiate the Electronic Medical Record (EMR) of the patient visit, purpose, history and health care needs. Record patient vitals and prepare patient and room for examination
  • Maintain accurate, concise and confidential EMR documentation to recall patients for health promotion and disease prevention follow up such as immunizations, pap smears, mammograms, FOB testing, bone density, smoking cessation, hypertension, breast feeding support and diabetes
  • Manage refrigeration cold chain protocol, manage supply orders for immunizations from Public Health
  • Check and re stock/re order Emergency kit supplies, medications, oxygen tanks and defibrillators
  • Continue professional educations and growth through the College of Nurses of Ontario Quality Assurance Program
  • Attend relevant conferences, workshops and in services
  • Participate in staff meetings and review current organizational operations
  • Provide mutual support to other nursing staff within the FHT, colleagues and other staff members
  • Maintain that all medical information provided is current and unbiased
  • Function as a clinical leader/resource for administrative staff, MOAs and other disciplines

Qualifications

  • Minimum 3yrs nursing experience, primary care or emergency care considered an asset
  • Current certificate of registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario possessing a medication administration certificate
  • Proof of Liability Insurance
  • Excellent patient assessment and triaging skills including a Health Assessment course
  • Able to respond to crisis situations with demonstrated critical thinking
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support certification
  • Awareness of RPNAO and RNAO initiatives that promote best evidence based practice,
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Proficient Computer Skills

Thank you for your interest in Two Rivers Family Health Team. Only those candidates selected will be contacted for an interview. No telephone or email inquiries please. TRFHT supports Employment Equity initiatives and encourages individuals from diverse backgrounds to apply for this position. If you require accommodation at any point in making an application for this position, please contact our office.

Job Types: Contract, Full-time

Contract length: 18 months

Salary: $24.00-$27.00 per hour

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Work Location: In person

Application deadline: 2024-01-26

Expected start date: 2024-02-05

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