Registered Practical Nurse - 2 West (Reference Number A15-CUPE-020)
Ajax Pickering Campus, Part Time positions available
The best at what we do. Rouge Valley Health System is an innovative leader committed to delivering the best patient/family experience. Focused on improving the health of our community, we are committed to learning, innovation and providing the best patient care experience for our patients and their families. Rouge Valley Health System is committed to providing accessible employment practices, in compliance with the AODA, by making appropriate accommodations available throughout the selection and assessment process. If you require accommodation, please inform our Human Resources staff to ensure your equal participation. Join our team as we meet the needs of our growing communities.
Rouge Valley's Lean approach to continuous improvement puts our patients first in everything we do. Through our Lean philosophy, Rouge Valley respects our staff's talents, skills and diversity and seeks to optimize value for patients. Help us lead transformation in health care. Our commitment to providing the best patient care and an effective workplace has resulted in many well-earned awards by our team of staff, physicians and volunteers: CBC's The Fifth Estate “A” rating, based on research by the Canadian Institute for Health Information and in 2013; Exemplary standing, the top rating from national hospital surveyors by Accreditation Canada.
Reporting to Manager of Inpatient Medicine, the successful candidate will be responsible for assessing, planning implementation and evaluating nursing care and practice activities in a multidisciplinary family centred care environment. The Registered Practical Nurse will be responsible for personal patient care, vital signs, physical assessment, administration of medications, monitoring IV’s, monitoring telemetry, setting up medical equipment as appropriate and other duties as assigned.
Current certification with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse
Diploma prepared Registered Practical Nurse or proof of upgraded equivalent skills
Competent to perform CPR at a basic Cardiac Life Support level
Current CPR/BCLS certificate
Health Assessment course from a recognized institution or equivalent course
Current medical/surgical or coronary care nursing experience (1 year)
Coronary Care 1 course from a recognized institution, or agreement to complete the course within 6 months of hire.
Successfully complete in-house arrhythmia quiz within 6 weeks of completion of the
Demonstrated skills in providing patient education and sharing knowledge of expected outcomes and care.
Evidence of sound organizational and prioritization skills with the ability to work well in stressful situations.
Excellent interpersonal, communication, and documentation skills with the ability to work well with patients, families, all levels of staff and the community.
Ability to work well independently and to exercise sound judgement.
Ability to perform the essential duties of the position.
Demonstrated pattern of good attendance and work record.
Demonstrates an understanding of and commitment to Rouge Valley's comprehensive safety programs and practices including staff safety, patient safety, environmental safety and participates in regular in-service education in this area.
Demonstrates a commitment to customer service when dealing with patients, colleagues, volunteers and other members of the community and public.
Physical Assessment course
Courses related to neurology, nephrology, oncology and palliative care
Assists with lifting, transferring, ambulation, etc. of patient
Sitting, standing reaching, bending
• Reference #: A15-CUPE-020