SRP Manager (Nurse)

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The Salvation Army Waterston Centre
Published
June 6, 2019
Location
Regina, Canada
Job Type
Category
Salary
$35.50 - $39.40 - Pay Band 6
Interested applicants must respond in writing to
Major Wayne McDonough at wayne_mcdonough@can.salvationarmy.org or mail: The Salvation Army Waterston Centre, 1845 Osler Street, Regina, SK S4P 1W1
Closing date
June 19, 2019

Description

The SRP (Supportive Residential Program) Manager assesses, plans, provides, and directs care and treatment for residents according to their full scope of practice.  The SRP Manager supervises and schedules departmental staff. The range of residents is normally 15 – 18.

Hours of work are 32 hours per week, Monday - Thursday.

Responsibilities

The incumbent  is responsible for the following range of job duties characteristic:

  • Directs the operations of the SRP (evening, nights, weekends, conferences)
  • Replaces staff to ensure required coverage of shift (evenings, nights, weekends, conferences)
  • Monitors and teaches skill sets to meet the standards of practice according to the professional standards of the licensing body in the respective province
  • Assesses the resident and prepares/evaluates individual care plans; revises and/or adapts care plans to reflect current resident status
  • Receives, interprets, and transcribes physicians orders
  • Administers medications and treatments according to the professional standards of the licensing body in the respective province
  • Audits and analyzes benchmark indicators; participates in continuous quality improvement initiatives
  • Participates in establishing infection control standards and guidelines according to the professional standards of the licensing body in the respective province
  • Maintains accurate documentation according to current levels of care for funding purposes

Departmental hiring, orientating, training, evaluating, recognition, and recommending disciplinary actions in concert with the Executive Director.

  • Assesses resident behaviours and physical status and reports any significant changes as required; takes appropriate steps to intervene as necessary to ensure the safety of residents and others (i.e., redirecting)
  • Prompts residents for a range of activities such as, bathing, dressing, recreation, and socialization
  • Maintains medical records according to the professional standards of the licensing body in the respective province
  • Communicates with relieving staff through written and verbal report
  • Ensures all communications with residents are carried out in a sensitive and compassionate manner and adapts mode of communication to facilitate effective interaction in all activities (i.e., touch on hand, animal therapy, hug)
  • Consults with physicians, families and other allied health care professionals to make arrangements for the residents; communicates and advocates with other departments and health care professionals (internal/external) within the residence regarding required care and/or services
  • Demonstrates respect for end of life issues while maximizing resident capacity for independence in all activities
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum Education Level Attained:

The successful job applicant will have completed two (2) or more years of Community College.

NOTE:  An alternative level of education and experience may be acceptable.

Special Licenses, Diplomas, Certifications or Requirements:

The successful applicant will hold/have:

  • Certificate of competence with the licensing body of the respective province.
  • Nursing licence
  • Current Certification in First Aid/CPR

**See Precautionary Measures**

Minimum Prior Related Experience:

The  incumbent must have the following experience before hire:

Up to three (3) months of prior related experience.  The following experience is desired, but not required: retirement home, assisted living and nursing home experience, gerontological education.

Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

The performance of the job requires a moderate amount of keyboarding, occasionally transferring and heavy lifting, bending, twisting, crouching etc.

Concentration Required:

The performance of the job requires attentive listening, continuously monitoring the environment, and performing assessments.  Moderate concentration is required with complex treatments, documentation and managing difficult situations and difficult families.  The incumbent handles medications and must possess thorough knowledge of same

Responsibility for Financial Resources:

The incumbent is involved in minor financial matters regularly, or on a relief basis, or has responsibility for the wise use of his/her own resources. He/She may be authorized to spend, disburse, or collect small amounts of cash. The incumbent has regular input into the annual budget.

Responsibility for Human Resources:

The incumbent is responsible for the direct supervision of non-supervisory personnel, including volunteers and students. He/She has input into supervisory decisions within the established guidelines.

The incumbent normally directly supervises 6 to 10 full–time and part-time employees and/or volunteers relative to the Supportive Residential Program.

Work Environment:

The incumbent’s work environment is in the SRP department, which is part of a larger ministry unit.  It includes but is not limited to resident rooms, activity rooms, dining rooms, medication room/office.

The incumbent works under generally agreeable conditions, with the following exceptions:

  • Handling garbage
  • Odours
  • Verbal and physical abuse by residents, families and physicians

The incumbent may have little to no travel required.

While the shift is normally days, there may be times when coverage is required on other shifts due to staffing breakdowns.

Exposure to Hazards:

The job incumbent may be exposed to the risk of moderate to severe injury or illnesses due to:

  • Physical attacks by others
  • Exposure to infectious diseases
  • Exposure to toxic chemicals
  • Exposure to bodily fluids
  • Moving objects
  • Sharp objects (needle stick injury)
  • Electrical hazards
  • Other potentially dangerous situations
  • Risk of back injuries

Precautionary Measures:

The incumbent must take the following precautionary measures (in addition to health and safety rules):

  • Universal Precautions
  • Body mechanics
  • Flu Shots etc.
  • Mask fitting (N95)

If there is a competition number associated with this posting, please include within the subject line of your email, fax or regular mail correspondence.

The Salvation Army will accommodate candidates as required under applicable Human Rights Legislation. If you require a disability related accommodation during this process, please inform us of your requirements.

In accordance with The Salvation Army policy and legislated requirements, employment is conditional upon the verification of credentials and completion of a background check.

Internal Applicants: Please advise Department Heads of your intentions prior to submitting your application.

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