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Registered Nurse

Chartwell Retirement

Surrey, BC V4A 4N6
4 May 2018
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Job Details

Registered Nurse
Complexity and Scope of the Position
Reports to the Director of Care and/or Assistant Director of Care of the Long Term Care residence and provides professional nursing care to residents in accordance with required medical care and professional nursing practice. Supervises the activities and provides direction to the Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers. Assists in maintaining a safe and secure environment for residents, visitors and other staff members. All duties are performed in the best interest of the residents and their families, and in accordance with Chartwell’s vision, mission and values statements.
Key Activities Resident Relations:
Promotes and respects the Resident Bill of Rights.
Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates individualized care to meet residents’ holistic needs.
Assesses and reassesses residents’ health status.
Ensures resident plan of care is established and implemented in accordance with policy and that the care plan is developed and implemented in collaboration with other members of the multidisciplinary care team.
Communicates resident care needs and changes in resident status to key resident contacts. . Provides input regarding resident discharge planning, admission consideration and/or transfers in or out of the unit.
Provides direct resident care and participates in resident teaching related to care needs as required.
 Encourages residents to actively participate in therapy programs and recreational activities.
Liaises with physicians and other internal and external members of the health care team to ensure resident care needs are met.
Respects and uses sensitivity in the spiritual, cultural and ethnic aspects of resident care.
Responds to resident or family member concerns and ensures appropriate action is taken within decision-making authority and/or brings to the attention of the Director of Care. Leadership:
Ensures standards as set by Chartwell policies are implemented on the unit.
 Leads the development of unit goals and objectives (annually).
Assigns unit staff according to residence policies and the care needs of residents.
Ensures routines and schedules of the unit are adhered to by all nursing unit staff to ensure the smooth running of the unit.
Serves as a resource person for other nursing staff in identifying and solving nursing or resident care problems.
Delegates clinical responsibilities to qualified staff in accordance with Chartwell policies and College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice.
Assumes Building Charge Person role in the absence of the residence’s administration personnel.
Participates in the hiring and performance review process of non-registered staff.
Participates in the discipline process of non-registered staff up to and including written disciplinary warnings.
Delegates tasks and duties to non-registered staff in accordance with their job description and Chartwell policies.
Promotes team building among members of the unit care team.
Assists team members in identifying learning needs.
Marketing & Occupancy:
Represents the residence at appropriate community and professional meetings; attends workshops, in-service sessions and other scheduled meetings as authorized by the Director of Care.
Provides assistance as required to enhance the volunteer and public relations program.
Effectively communicates and interacts with residents, family members, visitors and volunteers in a courteous and professional manner.
Regulatory Compliance:
As a supervisor, ensures that all work performed is conducted in a safe manner in accordance with Chartwell policies and procedures including established Occupational Health and Safety procedures.
Works safely to reduce the risk of injury to self, other staff members and residents. Promptly reports all actual or potentially hazardous situations.
As a supervisor, ensures that all work performed is conducted in accordance with The Nursing Home Act.
Ensures the maintenance of a clean working environment.
Conducts duties in accordance with Chartwell policies and procedures, as well as, government regulations, laws and policies.
Maintains confidentiality of residents’ personal information.
Operational & Administrative Systems:
In collaboration with the Director of Care/Assistant Director of Care, implements Chartwell policies and procedures on the unit. Provides input into the revision of procedures within the residence and the unit.
Liaises with physicians and other members of the health care team including external health care partners. Immediately notifies the physician of any significant changes in resident status.
Coordinates nursing and other services for the residents’ within the unit, and with other services within the residence.
Provides supervision and direction to the Registered Practical Nurses and Personal Support Workers.
Leads shift report with members of the health care team, ensuring that all team members are informed of changes in residents’ status.
Records significant changes in residents’ condition; ensures documentation in the residents’ chart adheres to Chartwell policies and procedures and College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice.
Reviews and processes physician orders as per procedure, ensuring orders are implemented as soon as possible. Immediately communicates difficulties in processing physician orders to the Director of Care/Assistant Director of Care.
Provides first aid to staff members when necessary, initiates Employee Incident Reports and ensures completion.
Ensures all medications required by residents are received on the unit; administers medications and treatments to residents as per residence procedures.
Ensures narcotic medication is stored and accounted for according to Chartwell policies and procedures.
Participates in orientation, on-the-job training and in-servicing of staff as required.
 Ensures required supplies are requisitioned, received and stored in a safe manner.
Participates in Continuous Quality Improvement activities within the residence and the unit, including completion of audits and other data collection activities.
Ensures representation of unit staff on committees which affect service.
Leads resident care conferences and ensures the recording of conference proceedings.
Performs other related duties as required.
Qualifications Experience:
A sound knowledge and background in geriatric, rehabilitation or long term care nursing including activation, nursing, and personnel administration.
Knowledge of the Long Term Care Act, Program Standards for Long Term Care, the appropriate sections of the Health Disciplines Act, Occupation Health and Safety Act, Pharmacy Act, Food and Drugs Act (Canada), Narcotic Control Act (Canada), Coroners Act, College of Nurses of Ontario Standards of Practice and other pertinent Federal, Provincial and Municipal Statues which influence the operation of the Nursing Home and more specifically the nursing department.
A current Certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario and a member in good standing.
Skills & Abilities:
Must be mature and possess good communication (verbal and written), leadership and interpersonal skills.
Must be in good physical and mental health.
Must be knowledgeable about the nursing process as well as developments and trends in the geriatric care field.
Special Requirements
Work is of an active nature involving periods of prolonged standing and working.
Work involves periods of substantial bending, carrying, and lifting associated with resident care activities.
There is a risk of infections and contamination through clinical activities (e.g. giving injections including intravenous administrations and aggressive resident behaviors).
Consistent mental stress is associated with the performance of work due to strict adherence to schedules, organizing information, and interaction with residents, staff and the general public.  
Must be prepared to respond to emergency situations.
Criminal Records Check and Vulnerable Persons Check.
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