Tri-County Mennonite Homes

Registered Nurse (Casual)

CA-ON-Nithview Community (New Hamburg)
3 months ago
ID
2017-1099
# of Openings
2
Category
Healthcare Support

Overview

Tri-County Mennonite Homes (TCMH) is a not-for-profit service agency, located in New Hamburg, Ontario, that has provided leadership in service to seniors and developmentally disabled individuals for over 40 years. TCMH is the corporate office that manages three divisions. Greenwood Court, in Stratford and Nithview Community, in New Hamburg provide residential and health care support for seniors, while Aldaview Services provides support to adults with developmental disabilities.

 

Our Nithview Community in New Hamburg has an immediate opening for a Registered Nurse (Casaul).

 

Responsibilities

 

Under the direction of the Director of Care, supervises hourly resident care department staff in accordance with the established standards, policies and procedures.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Provides nursing care in accordance with the administrative policies, physicians’ orders, established standards, nursing principals and the Charitable Institutions Act / Long-Term Care Facilities Standards’ requirements.
  2. Assesses a resident’s condition by recognizing and interpreting signs and symptoms, and where appropriate, initiates remedial health measures.
  3. Promotes a positive team spirit within the department and the facility.
  4. Develops and maintains up to date individual resident care plans through multidisciplinary care conferences and care planning.
  5. Maintains accurate and complete clinical records on all residents according to established documentation policies and procedures and ensures the confidentiality of these records.
  6. Ensures the recording and safe keeping of all drugs including controlled drugs and narcotics.
  7. Orders and reorders drugs and maintains an accurate record according to the established procedure.
  8. Administers medications according to the correct procedure and ensures that proper documentation is maintained.
  9. Ensures that physicians’ orders are processed correctly, recorded and followed through according to established policies.
  10. Assists in maintaining a physical and psychosocial environment, which meets the needs of the residents.

  11. Plans assignments for the HCA staff. (Delegates accordingly to provide effective resident care.)

  12. Participates on facility/department committees as able.

  13. Assists in teaching residents good health habits and encourages residents to remain independent within their capabilities.

  14. Recognizes safety hazards and takes appropriate action. Adheres to established facility policies and procedures including safety rules and safe work practices.

  15. Deals tactfully and courteously with residents, staff, residents’ families, and visitors.

  16. Assists the DOC in training, supervising and evaluating nursing personnel. Takes an active leadership role in the department. Keeps the DOC informed about any staff member whose performance is less than satisfactory.

  17. Assists the DOC in activities related to the Infection Control Program.

  18. Participates in the multidisciplinary QA/RM responsibilities.

  19. Is knowledgeable of the Resident’s Bill of Rights and respects and promotes it. Promotes initiatives to ensure resident satisfaction and continuous quality improvement.

  20. Deals personally with the Ministry of Health Compliance Advisors in the absence of the DOC.

  21. Is responsible for proper care of equipment used in providing care to residents.

  22. Attends and initiates in-service education programs and assists with nursing research where appropriate.

  23. Participates in learning needs’ assessment.

  24. Participates in organized fire drills and safety measures for all personnel.

  25. Acts as the Control Officer in emergency situations and follows appropriate response protocols.

  26. Assists in maintaining adequate quantities of nursing supplies on the unit.

  27. Maintains a good attendance record according to policy.

  28. Performs on-call responsibilities and other job related duties as required and assigned by the DOC. (Specific duties will be listed on the job analysis.)

HEALTH AND SAFETY RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Is aware of the employee’s responsibilities and follows all health and safety policies and procedures as set out in the safety program and departmental manuals.
  2. Works safely to reduce the risk of injury self, co-workers, and residents.
  3. Is alert and promptly reports all actual or potentially hazardous situations to immediate supervisor.
  4. Does not operate or use faulty equipment.
  5. Wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required by the task, MSDS or facility policy.
  6. Promptly reports personal injury to their supervisor and seeks first aid as needed.
  7. Participates in fire safety demonstrations and fire drills.
  8. Knows the facility fire and disaster plan.
  9. Maintains first aid box and renders first aid to all employees as required.

 

Qualifications

BACKGROUND/QUALIFICATIONS

 

A Registered Nurse with a current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario. Demonstrated leadership ability with comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices and techniques as they relate to long term care. Maturity and good physical health, empathy, patience and tact are important qualities to possess.

Seeks out opportunities to maintain competency and continue learning.

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

 

Considerable standing and walking. Exposure to resident elements through regular resident contact. Stress resulting from dealing with resident care needs and time pressures. Considerable concentration required during preparation and administration of medications.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

  1. Lifting alone, maximum 50 lbs. (5-25 usual)
  2. Pushing/pulling contents that weigh a maximum of 160 lbs. (100-125 usual) as a minor job function.
  3. Walking as a major job function.
  4.  Standing, for lengths of time, up to 3 hours, maximum (I-2 hrs usual), as a major job function.

  5. Bending/stooping for short periods of time as a minor job function.

  6. Crouching/kneeling for short periods of time as a minor job function.

  7. Carries and transports objects of various sizes, to a maximum of 25 lbs. (5-15 usual) as a minor job function.

 

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