Registered Nurse (RN-VV)

Valleyview Residence
Posted 2 months ago

REGISTERED NURSE (RN)

Part-Time

ABOUT ADVENT HEALTH

Advent Health Care is a not-for-profit, charitable organization affiliated with the Seventh-day Adventist Church and is led by a volunteer board of directors.  Advent Health Care currently serves the needs of the community with the operation of Valleyview Residence, a 174-bed long-term care home and Forestview Retirement Residence, an a 128-suite independent and assisted-living residence.

ACOUNTABILITY OBJECTIVE

The Registered Nurse carries out nursing interventions within her or his level of competence autonomously and takes responsibility for the consequences of decisions and actions taken. They must maintain their own competency through reflective practice, ongoing learning, and professional development. Monitor nursing practices and resident outcomes based on policies and procedures, professional and regulatory standards, safety guidelines and best practices and apply analytical decision-making approach to address any negative outcomes or substandard practice. As well as assign aspects of care and supervise Registered Practical Nurses, and unregulated care providers (Personal Support Workers).

BACKGROUND/QUALIFICATIONS

  • Current College of Nurses of Ontario Registered Nurse Certificate of Registration. 
  • Minimum of 2 years nursing experience (relevant experience in a long term care /geriatric setting is preferred).
  • A team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Responsible and compassionate.
  • Outstanding organizational and multi-tasking skills.
  • Patient with excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent Work & Excel Computer Skills.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI)

  • Has a clear understanding of and promotes CQI, process documentation and Ministry of Health standards
  • Participates actively in the Continuous Quality Improvement Program
  • Coaches the RHA (Resident Home Area) care team on the application of the principles of CQI in their day-to-day work.
  • Demonstrates good customer service, leadership, organizational, supervisory and team building skills.

Professional Practice

  • Supports and actively participates in facility / unit orientation, facility in-service programs and ongoing education.
  • Demonstrates a philosophy of life-long learning by seeking out and engaging in educational opportunities pertinent to long term care.
  • Performs self-reflective practice annually and develops own learning plan to improve level of performance both for professional and personal growth.

Clinical Practice

  • Provides resident care within the guiding principle that the resident and family are the central focus of care delivery and partners in the decision making process
  • Practices independently within his/her full scope of practice.
  • Provides direct resident care as required.
  • Delegates task to care team members according to their scope of practice and competencies and evaluates performance outcomes with adequate follow-up to ensure care and services are provided according to established standards
  • Coordinates care and service delivery for the benefit of the resident. This includes sharing nursing expertise and consulting experts as necessary to ensure that resident’s needs are met and appropriate safeguards are in place.
  • Coordinates admissions, transfers, and discharge of residents according to policies and procedures.
  • Performs holistic assessments according to policies and procedures and collaborates with resident, family, and other care providers to establish a comprehensive plan of care that will be based on the resident’s care requirements, medical needs, strengths, abilities, and preferences.
  • Coordinates clinical and support services, including liaison with external agencies to ensure most effective and therapeutic care is delivered.
  • Administers medications and carries out treatments in accordance with legislation, scope of practice, the College of Nurses of Ontario standards, and established facility policies, procedures, and standards. 
  • Maintains safe storage of all prescribed medications and solutions.
  • Monitors and evaluates resident needs and care goals regularly according to LTC standards and policies and procedures, and by analyzing and interpreting overall resident outcomes and modifying plan of care as needed, using professional judgment.
  • Completes nursing documentation according to professional standards, LTC documentation requirements, and based on policies and procedures. Maintains health records in compliance with legislations e.g. Privacy Act, Nursing Home Act.
  • Documents systematically, accurately, and in a timely manner:
    • collected information regarding the individual resident’s physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs
    • observations, procedures, interventions, and medications appropriately to the individualized care plans, medication administration record, treatment administration record and/or resident charts

Leadership

  • Role models professional values, beliefs and attributes; knows Valleyview’s mission, vision, and demonstrates commitment to the facility’s values in his/her day to day practice.
  • Acts as advocate for residents and families to ensure residents’ rights are protected
  • Develops staff to achieve performance expectations through orientation, supervision, teaching and mentoring.
  • Participates in evaluating the performance of personal support workers.
  • Functions in the Charge Nurse role as assigned
  • Participates in facility and external committees / interest groups as required
  • Contributes to conflict resolution and the development of practice issue solutions
  • Provides input on staff probationary evaluations, annual evaluations, staff recognition awards, disciplinary actions and performance management issues. Responsible to identify performance issues to his/her manager as they occur.
  • Assists in the development and evaluation of unit goals and objectives, improving nursing standards, and development of policies and procedures.

Teamwork and Communication

  • Uses good interpersonal relations and effective communication skills (verbal and non-verbal).
  • Establishes and fosters a therapeutic relationship with residents and families through ongoing communication and solicitation of feedback.
  • Is receptive to concerns expressed by residents and relevant others and passes on information appropriately.

Safety

  • Maintains an abuse-free living and working environment.
  • Fulfils requirements according to the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System.  This includes maintaining a clean, efficient and safe working environment, recognizing health and safety hazards, reporting incidents, as well as participating in fire safety and emergency activities.
  • Provides directions to staff to ensure use of equipment and supplies are in accordance with policies and procedures, manufacturer’s instructions, and health and safety regulations.
  • Practices good body mechanics and lifting/transfer techniques. 
  • Ensures compliance with routine practices and effective implementation of appropriate infection control protocols based on surveillance of risks and outbreak management.

REPORTS TO:         Resident Care Manager and Director of Care

Interested Candidates should email their resumes to: 

Bob Honest, bhonest@adventhealth.org

Application Deadline:  Position open until filled

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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