Overview

City of Toronto Registered Practical Nurse Part Time in Toronto, ON

City of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Registered Practical Nurse
Location:
Toronto, ON

Packages labels, and stores medication and medical supplies. Orders medication and medical/nursing supplies and checks orders….

Toronto is Canada’s largest city, the fourth largest in North America, and home to a diverse population of about 2.8 million people. Consistently ranked one of the world’s most livable cities, we are a global centre for business, finance, arts and culture, and are proud to be the Host City for the 2015 Pan American and Parapan American Games. Join the award-winning Toronto Public Service as a Registered Practical Nurse within our Long-Term Care Homes and Services Division.

NOTE TO CURRENT CITY OF TORONTO LOCAL 79 PART-TIME EMPLOYEES : If you are a current City of Toronto Local 79 part-time employee, you must indicate this in the ” Custom Information ” section of your on-line application form that you are a ” Current Part-time employee ” and provide your ” Employee Number ” in order to be considered for this job opportunity.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Provides nursing care to complex residents as assigned
  • Develops, modifies and evaluates care plans for residents
  • Attends team meetings
  • Observes, monitors and evaluates condition of clients/residents. Reports vital signs, injuries, and general physical and emotional condition. Attends to critical incidents involving residents
  • Measures and records blood pressure, temperature, respirations, pulse, and weight using equipment, such as blood pressure cuff
  • Prepares and administers prescribed medications and treatments, i.e. eye drops and application of ointments and creams, and observes for side effects
  • Administers subcutaneous, intramuscular and intradermal injections
  • Documents medication administration
  • Assesses condition and administers complex skin and wound treatments
  • Informs residents about medications and side effects
  • Ensures that medication supplies meet designated inventories and are maintained in a safe and secure location
  • Orders medication and medical/nursing supplies and checks orders
  • Packages labels, and stores medication and medical supplies
  • Prepares and applies clean dressings and bandages, cleans wounds and lesions, and replaces bandages and removes stitches and clips
  • Administers first aid including CPR
  • Orients new residents and staff and familiarizes them with surroundings.
  • Notifies departments and individuals of admittance.
  • Records and secures personal valuables
  • Prepares resident for transfer or departure, including organization of personal belongings, contacting of appropriate organization (hospital, coroner’s office, etc.), and completion of required documentation
  • Schedules appointments with hospitals, clinics, diagnostic services, and health specialists by telephone, arranging for transportation and/or escort
  • Ensures results/hospital records are available to residents
  • Feeds residents/clients or assists with adaptive eating devices
  • Administers enteral feeds ensuring resident safety and maintains appropriate documentation
  • Provides personal care for residents, i.e. hygiene, bathing, dressing and undressing, toileting, ambulation, and transferring using applicable electric/hydraulic/manual equipment and lifting devices
  • Assists residents with proper exercise and ambulation techniques to support rehabilitative and activation programs
  • Prepares and maintains documentation, i.e. charts, records, and incident reports
  • Accompanies physician on rounds, providing information on resident general condition and progress, and assisting in examinations, e.g. positioning, dressing and undressing residents
  • Instructs resident and family in planning care; offers emotional support; answers questions from resident and family
  • Maintains health care records
  • Changes linens, makes beds and sorts and bags soiled linen as necessary
  • Orders office supplies, checks orders and stocks shelves
  • Obtains admission history with residents regarding medical history, immunizations, etc.
  • Educates residents and emphasizes important health and medical information
  • Refers and advocates with community agencies regarding health and social services
  • Administers TB medication and monitors for side effects
  • Ensures proper storage and handling of all vaccinations ensuring adherence to cold chain procedures

Key Qualifications:

  • Current registration from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
  • Diploma graduate of a recognized college or school of nursing or equivalent (i.e. certificate RPN with added courses in medication administration).
  • Ability to provide nursing care to less complex ambulatory and non-ambulatory residents and residents with predictable outcomes and a focus on restoration, health promotion and palliation.
  • Ability to organize and complete daily work activities and provide work direction to staff members, as assigned in order to complete assignments.
  • Ability to administer drugs as prescribed.
  • Ability to deliver nursing care consistent with the standards of the College of Nurses, Ministry of Health and Long Term Care Program and applicable legislation and regulation.
  • Ability to utilize computers and various software packages (such as Microsoft office, etc.).
  • Sensitive, empathetic, and understanding of resident behaviour and needs.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work in a cooperative manner with other staff members as a member of a nursing team.
  • Knowledge of restorative, health promotion and palliative interventions in order to contribute to the development and maintenance of care plans.
  • Knowledge of dementia and mental health diseases in order to provide care and direction that supports the Long Term Care Homes & Services philosophy of resident care and standards of nursing practices.
  • Physically capable of lifting, turning and transferring residents manually and/or with a mechanical lifting device.
  • Must be willing to participate in in-services and other educational programs.
  • Hours of Work Additional Information:

    • Hours of Work can be up to 75 hours bi-weekly, however, Hours of Work will be decided based on operational needs.

    Please Note:

    • As a condition of employment with the Long-Term Care Homes & Services Division, successful applicants will be required to provide a Police Reference Check (PRC) with vulnerable sector screening and proof of immunization and tuberculosis screening.

    We thank all applicants and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

    Please note all applicants are encouraged to provide a valid email address for communication purposes. Applicants may receive written correspondence regarding this job posting directly to the email address provided on their resume or to the one used to set-up their Candidate Profile if applying on TalentFlow. As an applicant, it is your responsibility to ensure that you check your email regularly.

    In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the City of Toronto’s Accommodation Policy , a request for accommodation will be considered throughout the hiring process.

    Applicants are required to provide their accommodation needs in advance and submit adequate documentation to support their request for accommodation in the assessment process and/or to perform the essential duties of the posted position. For disability-related accommodation, documentation must be from the applicants’ treating physician outlining their functional limitations.

    or proceed with Standard Application Form.

    Employment Type: Part Time
    Location: Toronto, ON, CA
    Posted on: 2015-05-19
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