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Job Title:
Registered Practical Nurse

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Job Description



Days, Evenings, Nights, and Weekends Schedule; 12, 8, & 4 hour shifts (subject to change)
Lakeridge Health Oshawa
SALARY RANGE: $29.28 - $30.91 per hour

The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) on the Alternate Care (ALC) unit is required to use the nursing process in providing patient care according to the standards and current scope of practice as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario and the policies of Lakeridge Health Corporation; to participate as a member of the Health Care Team by conducting assessments, monitoring patients' medical status, supporting other team members in decision making, ensuring accuracy in clinical documentation of patient care needs and to participate in quality improvement initiatives relevant to the unit and organization as required. Nurses will teach, delegate, assign and supervise Personal Support Workers in delivery of patient care. As an individual practitioner, the RPN will maintain competence and professionalism relevant to current practice and other related duties as assigned.

* Registered Practical Nurse Diploma from an accredited community college
* Registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario (in good standing);
* Demonstrated commitment to maintain Reflective Practice Standards as outlined by the CNO;
* Current B.C.L.S;
* Current Medication Certificate with the ability to administer medications to patients
* Proven related experience in Acute Medicine and/ or similar environment;
* CNA certification in geriatrics is an asset;
* Updated nursing skills including Aseptic Techniques and Patient Assessment courses;
* Effective organizational, interpersonal, problem-solving, prioritization, time-management, and teaching skills;
* Ability to work with unregulated health care providers as according to the standards set out by the CNO standards and the LH policies and procedures;
* Demonstrated excellent communication skills both written and verbal;
* Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to foster good public relations and effective working relationships in a family centred environment;
* Demonstrated ability to perform appropriately in emergency situations;
* Proven ability to assume a leadership/preceptorship role;
* The ability to physically lift, turn and transfer patients manually and with the assistance of mechanical aids;
* Must have a satisfactory performance record;
* Demonstrated commitment to our core values of Inclustion, Compassion, Innovation, Teamwork and Joy;
* Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to Lakeridge Health's comprehensive safety program and practices including staff, patient and environmental safety and participation in regular in-service education in this area; and,
* Proven good attendance record with capability of maintaining this same standard.


The terms and conditions of employment are in accordance with the Collective Agreement between the Hospital and the Ontario Nurses Association (RN Bargaining Unit Local 051).

Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the recruitment and assessment process in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) . Applicants need to make their needs known in advance.

At Lakeridge Health we value inclusion and diversity. We are committed to fostering a culture that is respectful, inclusive and accessible and to employing a workforce that is representative of the diverse community we provide services to. As an equal opportunity employer we welcome applications from all qualified applicants.