Registered Practical Nurse (Nursing Resource Team)

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Job Number:
J1122-1338
Requisition #:
POOL2247
Job Category:
Nursing
Department:
Nursing Resource Team
Job Type:
Temporary Full Time
Standard Work Hours:
37.5 hrs/week
Open Positions:
1

OVERVIEW

Registered Practical Nurses possess a defined body of knowledge, clinical skills, procedural skills and professional attitudes, which are directed to effective patient and family-centered care.   RPNs apply these competencies to collect and interpret information, make appropriate nursing clinical decisions, and carry out therapeutic nursing interventions. In collaboration with the Registered Nurse, RPNs apply these competencies within the boundaries of their knowledge, skill and judgment, personal expertise, the healthcare setting and the patient's preferences.  

The RPN in the Nursing Resource Team must have a wide range of nursing skills related to general medical-surgical nursing. The RPN must have excellent critical thinking skills and the ability to adapt to unpredictable situations.  In order to serve the wide organizational needs the RPN must be willing to cross-train to specialty areas as required. This position will work in clinical areas across Michael Garron Hospital, including off-site clinical settings as required.

EDUCATION

- Registered Practical Nursing diploma with a current certificate of registration issued by the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Current Medication Administration certificate (for RPN).
- Maintains competence relative to current practice.
- Recent experience and evidence of recent related continuing education in medical-surgical nursing an asset.
- Current BLS required.

QUALIFICATIONS

- Must be prepared to float to all Health Services within the organization, including off-site clinical settings.
- 1 year of recent medical/surgical experience.
- Maintains competence relative to current practices.
- Familiar with feeding pumps, G-feeds, oxygen administration, simple sterile dressings, intermittent catheterization.
- Pain/symptom assessment.
- Knowledge of PCA is an asset.
- Motivated to pursue educational goals.
- Demonstrates excellent observational skills.
- Demonstrates excellence in providing patient focused care.
- Excellent interpersonal/communication skills.
- Previous pediatric experience is an asset.
- Demonstrates superior organizational skills.
- Experience in LTC/chronic care setting with palliative/respiratorypopulations is an asset.
- Good work and attendance record required.
- All employees of Michael Garron Hospital (MGH), a division of Toronto East Health Network (TEHN) [formerly Toronto East General Hospital (TEGH)] agree to work within the legislated practices of the Occupational Health and Safety Act of Ontario.
- All employees of MGH are responsible to contribute to a transparent culture of patient and staff safety by adhering to and abiding by patient and staff safety policies and procedures setbyMGH.
- All employees are accountable for protecting the psychological health and safety of themselves and their co-workers through adherence to MGH's policies and practices.

Vaccines (COVID-19 and others) are a requirement of the job unless you have an exemption pursuant to the Ontario Human Rights Code.

Selection Criteria

These are the key criteria for how you will be assessed in conjunction with your resume and experience.

1. Demonstrated clinical knowledge and experience in the implementation of high quality clinical care utilizing the nursing process. 

2. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with patients and colleagues utilizing well-developed (clear, concise and accurate) verbal, written and interpersonal skills.

3. Demonstrated organizationalskills and problem solving abilities to ensure effective, efficient and appropriate decision making when planning and implementing health care. 

4. Commitment in maintaining professional development of self and otherswith a patient safety focus.