Forestview Retirement Residence
Posted 2 weeks ago

Registered Practical Nurse



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 128-bed long-term care home and Forestview Retirement Residence, an a 128-suite independent and assisted-living residence.




Under the direction of the Health & Wellness Manager, the Registered Practical Nurse is responsible for the care of residents in accordance with the philosophy, objectives and standards of the retirement residence.




  • Registered Practical Nurse with Ontario Certificate of Competence in good standing with College of Nurses.
  • Must have a current Medication Certificate.
  • Must be able to communicate both written and orally in English.
  • Two years in a similar position in a retirement or institutional setting will be given preference.




  • Participates in and contributes to the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program.
  • Participates in assessing the needs of individual residents and organizes for the provision of care to promote maximum resident independence.
  • Carries out planned assignments as designated by the health & wellness manager for effective resident care, taking into account the physical, spiritual, social and emotional needs of the individual.
  • Supervises the care given by attendants or designated staff, in accordance with the resident care plans.
  • Distributes medications and provides treatments to residents in accordance with current and approved standards of care, policies and procedures.                                              
  • Answers emergency calls from residents, giving assistance where possible, and contacting professional help and/or family when necessary.
  • Provides direct resident care, in accordance with current and approved standards of care, policies and procedures.
  • Provides resident care, and completes food service, laundry and cleaning duties as assigned.
  • Complies with other infection control protocols as directed, e.g. outbreak management.
  • Maintains effective communication and good interpersonal relations with residents, families, physicians, and other departments.
  • Co-ordinates, supervises and provides job guidance to health & wellness attendants.
  • Maintains accurate records of nursing observations and procedures performed.  Completes all required reports.
  • Assists with implementation and enforcement of all policies and procedures.
  • Assists in maintaining a neat, clean and safe environment for residents and personnel.  Recognizes safety hazards and takes appropriate action.  Reports incidents promptly.
  • Assists with safekeeping of all drugs and nursing solutions in the residence.
  • Reports all incidents and changes in resident status to health & wellness manager and subsequent shift.
  • Participates as a member of the multi-disciplinary team in the development of, and implementation of, a plan of care for residents that supports independence.
  • Assists the Health & Wellness Manager in evaluating the performance of the attendants; assists with appropriate documentation.  Keeps the General Manager/ Health & Wellness Manager informed of any staff members whose performance is less than satisfactory.
  • Works as a team member.
  • Maintains effective communication, both written and verbal with co-workers.  Uses the appropriate lines of communication with supervisory staff.                                                                           
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Health & Wellness Manager.
  • Complies with all relevant corporate policies and procedures.
  • Completes all required annual mandatory training/education.
  • Complies with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Act, and Workplace Hazardous Material Information System. This includes recognizing health and safety hazards, reporting incidents, fulfilling responsibilities under the applicable legislation, as well as participating in in-services and fire drills.


Qualified candidates should send their cover letter and resume to Maria Mercone – General Manager,


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