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Registered Practical Nurse (home unit Medicine)

BLUEWATER HEALTH

This is a Contract position in Sarnia, ON posted January 13, 2022.

The successful applicant will work in compliance with all relevant and applicable legislation and Hospital Policies and Procedures, will practice the Bluewater Health Standards of Performance Excellence and will fulfill their role within the Attendance Support Program parameters. The successful applicant will also possess effective communication and interpersonal skills, will have the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will have strong attention to detail and accuracy.

Each member of Bluewater Health is called to embrace patient and family-centred care in its fullest form. This includes using techniques and strategies to communicate “I care and I respect you,” providing information in a way patients and families can understand, listening to patients and families to learn what an exemplary healthcare experience means to them, and seeking their perspective throughout their stay and during improvement initiatives.

Nursing is a self-regulated profession governed through the College. A nurse is responsible for practicing in accordance with the standards of the profession, and for keeping current and competent throughout his/her nursing career (College of Nurses of Ontario, 2009).

Qualifications:

-Current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required
-Completion of additional college equivalent courses required to deliver care at the full-scope of RPN practice as established by the College of Nurses of Ontario required. (This includes, but is not limited to, the administration of blood and blood products, advanced wound care, administration of medications including processing physician’s orders and initiation and management of peripheral intravenous therapy)
-Completion of an approved tracheotomy care and basic wound care course preferred

Skill, Ability and Experience:

-Ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving, decision making, conflict resolution and prioritization skills to nursing duties required
-Basic proficiency in the use of computers required
-Recent clinical experience in an acute medical/surgical unit required
-Experience with electronic nursing documentation preferred

Principle Duties:

-Provides appropriate nursing care and teaching to Medical Telemetry and Acute Medicine patients
-Participates in unit/department and Hospital Quality Improvement initiatives
-Completes continuing education requirements as necessary
-Acts as a coach, mentor, resource and positive role model for new staff and students
-Other related duties as assigned

Selection will be made on the basis of ability, experience and qualifications as per Article 11.04 of the SEIU Collective Agreement