The Corporation of the County of Lambton
789 Broadway Street, Box 3000
Wyoming Ontario N0N 1T0 CANADA
The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 26 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.
The Registered Nurse (RN) is registered annually with the College of Nurses of Ontario and has a Certificate of Competence. The RN oversees the care of residents following the guiding principles of the College of Nurses Standards of Care and is responsible for, and accountable for providing nursing care to residents, directing work of Personal Support Workers (PSW), and Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) as required. The RN is a member of the Health Care Team in the home interacting with other disciplines such as the Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Dietician, and Physiotherapist to develop the residents' plan of care.
Resident Care:• Develops the plan of care in collaboration with team members for each resident in the home area as assigned• Completes the resident care plan and assessments as required in an electronic documentation system using the MDS- RAI assessment tools• Documents care provided to residents in the progress notes in an electronic documentation system• Directs the PSW/HCA; regarding their resident assignment, dining room assignment and documentation of the flow sheetsAdministration of Medications and Treatments:• Administers medications and treatments as prescribed by the resident's physician, dentist and other health disciplines according to the pharmacy policy for medication administration and the College of Nurses Medication Standards• Records responses to PRN medications on the back of the MAR as per the policy• Conducts wound assessments weekly for each wound treated in an electronic documentation system• Reports wound progress to the Nurse Practitioner who monitors and orders the treatment protocols for wound treatmentCommunication:• Deals tactfully and courteously with residents, residents' families and visitors• Establishes and maintains good working relationships with all departments and personnel• Communicates resident information to the team and completes the plan of care to enable resident care goals be met for each resident in the area assigned• Communicates any unusual occurrences and critical incidents on the nursing unit to the Director of Nursing and Personal care in order to complete notification to the MOH as requiredAdministration:• Works with the team to perform the "MDS RAPS" for each resident for each quarterly review• Assists in maintenance of good standards of cleanliness for residents and the Home and reports problems to appropriate personnel• Assists with orientation, evaluation and performance appraisals of PSW• Supports, encourages and provides meaningful clinical experiences to all nursing students as assigned • Complies with fire and safety regulations including all alarm notification, evacuation, use of fire extinguishing equipment and disaster plan procedures• Chairs and is a member of various committees in the Home as requested. For example, Infection Control, Professional Advisory Committee, Resident Safety Committee, professional advisory and pharmacy and therapeutics, Health and Safety, resident reviews of quality assuranceKnowledge Maintenance:• Studies trends and developments in nursing practice and evaluate their adaptability to specific nursing duties in conjunction with the Director of Nursing and Personal Care Equipment Inspection/Cleaning:• Ensures proper care of equipment used in providing care to residentsCharge NurseWhen Delegated as In-Charge in the Absence of the Director of Nursing and Personal care:• Oversees the operation of the home• Assists peers through trouble shooting, educating, providing support, leadership and notifying the On - Call Administration person as required• Reviews, records and replaces staff call ins and illness as able• Assists staff in completing WSIB paper work, arranges for medical treatment if required and offers modified work according to the home policyGeneral:• Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribed• Incumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands AnalysisThese describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.Supervision RequirementsDirect Supervision: NoneIndirect Supervision: NoneFunctional Authority: Provides direction, consultation and advice to Registered Practical Nurses, Personal Support Workers, and Life Enrichment Staff
Minimum Formal Education:• Current Certificate of competence as a Registered Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario• Completion of a course in gerontology and/or other related courses are desirableExperience:• None requiredA valid Ontario Driver's Licence and use of a vehicle.
The County of Lambton is an equal opportunity employer servicing our diverse communities. The County of Lambton is committed to providing accommodations for people with disabilities. If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs. This information is available in an alternative format upon request, to accommodate individuals with a disability. Although we appreciate all applications, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information required by this posting/advertisement is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended. The treatment, storage and handling of personal information is governed by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, CHAPTER M.56, as amended and will be used in reviewing applications. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Corporate Manager, Human Resources, County of Lambton, 789 Broadway Street, Box 3000, Wyoming, Ontario N0N 1T0. Phone 519-845-0801 or Toll-free at 1-866-324-6912.
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