Registered Nurse – Eventide Home – Casual

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The Salvation Army
Published
January 13, 2021
Location
Niagara Falls, ON, Canada
Category
Job Type
Casual  
Salary
$31.89 per hour
Competition #
N/A
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Email: Roxanne.Gicante@salvationarmy.ca Attention: Roxanne Gicante, Senior Employee Relations Advisor Fax: (905) 356-9609 Mailing Address: The Salvation Army Hon. Ray and Helen Lawson Eventide Home 5050 Jepson Street Niagara Falls, ON L2E 1K5 Attention: Roxanne Gicante, Senior Employee Relations Advisor Please, no phone calls.
Closing date
January 24, 2021

Description

The Salvation Army exists to share the love of Jesus Christ, meet human needs and be a transforming influence in the communities of our world.  Each position contributes to the mission of The Salvation Army.

Watch/read inspiring stories from some of those who have been helped through The Salvation Army’s programs:

The Salvation Army Support

Fleeing from Persecution

Open House: Poverty isn't always easy to see

The Salvation Army Canada and Bermuda has four core values:

Hope: We give hope through the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Service: We reach out to support others without discrimination.
Dignity: We respect and value each other, recognizing everyone’s worth.
Stewardship: We responsibly manage the resources entrusted to us.

This is a casual position with no guarantee of hours. Although there are no weekly hours of work guaranteed for this position, there is the potential of working up to 24 hours per week during the current pandemic. Flexibility in scheduling is required.  The work schedule is determined in consultation with your supervisor and may vary according to requirements of responsibility.  The operational hours of this facility are 24 hours per day.

This is a unionized facility.

Interested applicants must respond in writing with a cover letter and resume.

We thank all applicants, however, only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.

Responsibilities

Leadership:

  • Is responsible to the Director of Care.
  • Adaptable and able to adjust to changing events with minimal supervision; ensures needs of Nursing Department are met.
  • Projects a solid, mature presence, reasonable assertiveness and a good perception while relating to Residents, families, staff and visitors within the Home.
  • Demonstrating creativity to improve and enhance the service delivery; cooperative, open to new directives and approaches
  • Exhibits competency and loyalty to the Nursing profession, the Home’s mission statement, the Resident and is a proactive member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Responsible for assessing restraints, changes of position of Residents under his/her care and document
  • Receives and processes Physician orders as regulated by the Standards of Nursing practice.
  • Liaises with the Director of Care on a daily basis to review the health status of Residents, the Physician’s visits, Resident/family concerns, and any changes in orders.
  • Participates and/or provides input on necessary committees to achieve quality care for the Residents of the Home, specifically Infection Control, Pharmacy, Advisory Nursing, Joint Health and Safety Committee and any other task forces to implement different programs.
  • Assist in the Performance Evaluation of R.P.N.’s and PSW’s on an annual or as deemed necessary basis.
  • Responsible for replacing, supervising and orientating new personnel and nursing staff when necessary.
  • Provides health teaching for Resident/families
  • Responsible for notifying the following if Resident’s condition deteriorates:
  1. Physician
  2. Family
  3. Director of Care
  4. Minister/Priest where applicable
  • In case of death, is responsible for notifying:
  1. Physician
  2. Family
  3. Coroner if applicable
  4. Mortician
  5. Director of Care

Pharmacy:

  • Provides for administration of medications to assigned residents and documentation as directed and in accordance with the guidelines set forth in the Standards of Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses of Ontario and as directed by the Ministry of Health & Long-Term Care.
  • Responsible for ordering and signing for medication from Pharmacy as required.

Communication:

  • In a positive and proactive manner with the Resident, staff, visitors and the interdisciplinary team.
  • Confidentiality is imperative on and off duty in matters for Residents, staff and other Home-related business.
  • To other departments concerning Resident changes and/or safety or equipment concerns
  • To the RPN residents’ needs, concerns, changes, etc.

Documentation:

  • Audits all aspects of Nursing care to ensure Quality Care is delivered to each and every Resident by Planning, Initiating, Directing and Evaluating Resident Care.
  • Observes Residents and ensures work assignments are carried out in a safe and dignified manner.
  • Responsible for quarterly summaries and the reviewing of Resident Care Plans
  • Responsible for utilizing the Nursing process in assessing Resident’s needs and developing care plans and to keep care plan updated and current at all times.
  • Assists in evaluating Resident’s needs & development, implement and evaluation the holistic plan
  • Documentation in Resident’s chart/ Progress Notes & keep Resident care plan current and accurate to demonstrate care required as per CNO Standards & Guidelines.

Health & Safety:

  • Is familiar with the Health and Safety policies of the Home
  • Is familiar with Fire policy and procedure manuals and Assumes full responsibility for response to fire and other emergencies.
  • Ensures that incident/accident forms are completed promptly and reported to the Director of Resident Care. Ensures first aid is given when required.
  • Explains and enforces No smoking policies.
  • Practices good body mechanics and adheres to lifting policies and procedures and lifting assessments.
  • Reports unsatisfactory and/or unsafe work performance to the Director of Care
  • Uses proper infection control procedures and Health and Safety practices.
  • Carries out other duties as assigned by the Director of Care.

Qualifications

  • Current registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Maintains current certification in CPR.
  • Three years’ experience in a Long-term Care setting preferred.
  • Demonstrates a keen interest in geriatrics and is capable of supervising and implementing the nursing care needs of the Resident.
  • Possesses effective decision-making and organizational skills and exhibits strong leadership qualities.
  • Communicates effectively, both oral and written.
  • Knowledgeable in the current Standards of Practice established by the College of Nurses.
  • Displays good physical and mental health; able to tolerate constant walking and standing and is able to lift and turn Residents as required.
  • Continued competence evidenced by personal investment of time, effort and other resources to improve knowledge, skills and judgment and annual updating of CPR.
  • Ongoing attendance at in-house and outside in-services to upgrade knowledge and skills.
  • Drafted standards of the MOH suggested at least 20 hours of education annually
  • Improves personal knowledge through attendance at in-service education, seminars and works towards upgrading own nursing skill, and to keep informed of changes in LTC and care provisions when courses are made available within the facility.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and disciplined
  • Experience/Working knowledge in word processing; spread sheet use
  • Provide an original copy of a Background Check with vulnerable sector screening
  • Support for and an understanding of the mission and purpose of The Salvation Army in Canada.
  • NOTE: Alternative combinations of education and experience may be considered

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