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 Registered Practical Nurse 

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Job Number: J0619-0163
Job Title: Registered Practical Nurse
Position Status: Part Time
Union: CUPE 2557
Division: Long-Term Care
Facility: North Lambton Lodge
City: Forest, Ontario, Canada
Number of Positions: 3
Hours of Work:
As Scheduled
Wage Rate: $26.45 - $29.16/Hour
Date Posted: June 10, 2019
Closing Date: June 21, 2019
Starting Date: July 12, 2019

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, 25 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.

Position Overview

The Registered Practical registered with the College of Nurses of Ontario and has a Certificate of Competence. The RPN oversees the care of the residents under the guidance of the Registered Nurse and follows the guidance principles of the College of Nurses Standards of Care. The RPN is responsible for, and accountable for, providing nursing care to residents and directing the works of PSW's. The RPN is a member of the Health Care Team in the home interfacing with other disciplines such as the Nurse Practitioner, Physician, Dietician, and Physiotherapist to develop the resident's plan of care.

Duties and Responsibilities

Administration of Medications and Treatments:
• Produce proper reporting and documentation for all residents
• Chart results of prescribed treatments and medications
• Chart patient’s behaviours and incidents not including medication
• Provide doctor with updated information on residents
• Transcribe orders by doctors or pharmacy as necessary

• Educating residents, family members, staff and students
• Acting as mentors for students and providing them with all necessary knowledge and skills required
• Answering phone calls and setting up appointments for residents

Patient Care:
• Assist as necessary with resident’s personal care i.e. feeding, bathing, toileting
• Assist transferring as necessary
• Ensure that proper procedures are adhered to during palliative care
• Ensure that both resident and family members have what they require to be comfortable

Equipment Inspection/Cleaning:
• Maintain the effectiveness of hearing aids for the impaired and replaces batteries
• Monitor levels of liquid oxygen in portable tanks and fill tanks

• 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 Analysis

These 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 Requirements
Direct Supervision: None
Indirect Supervision: None
Functional Authority: Regularly provides guidance, instruction and direction to HCA’s, PSW’s, housekeeping, dietary staff, students and other RPN’s. Acts as a resource to HCA’s and other members of the interdisciplinary team.


Minimum Formal Education:
• Registered Practical Nurse Diploma
• Registration with the College of Nurses

• On-going education required to maintain nurse’s registration
• 1-3 months of on the job training to be able to perform job duties adequately

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.