Your primary responsibilities as a Registered Nurse will be varied. Specifically, you will:
- Develop, evaluate and modify care plans for clients
- Participate as a member of the case management multi-disciplinary team in developing and communicating and updating individualized plans of care
- Provide nursing care, including counseling, instruction, and the coordination of resident care
- Examine, measure, and record temperature, pulse, respirations, blood pressure, serum levels of glucose, weight, and neurological assessments using equipment, i.e. blood pressure cuff, glucometer, stethoscope, ophthalmoscope
- Assess the physical, emotional and psychological well being of resident/client through observation and analysis of test and physical health indicators to evaluate care plan and identify modifications which may be required
- Maintain inventory, ensure medications are properly stored, safe and secure
- Ensure adequate stock of medical supplies for the clinic and other areas in the shelter
- Administer prescribed treatments as ordered by the physician
- Respond to Emergency Codes and administer first aid and emergency health measures, such as CPR
- Prepare and apply clean and sterile dressings and bandages, and replaces, as required. Clean wounds and lesions. Remove stitches and clips
- Practice sterile techniques and other infection control procedures to minimize the transmission of infection
- Monitor and participate in the personal care of residents/clients, as required; for example, hygiene, feeding, positioning, transferring, ambulation, toileting, as required
- Check resident/client diet for therapeutic composition
- Liaise, refer and advocate with community resources to coordinate admittances, transfers, and departures/deaths: hospitals (acute care, rehabilitation, and palliation), public health department, home care program, long term care facilities, ambulance services, diagnostic services, the coroner’s office and social services
- Provide input and suggestions on guidelines and/or procedure development to management, as required
- Prepare and maintain documentation such as charts, nursing records, statistics, and reports
- Perform delegated Medical Acts (duties), i.e. vaccinations, inoculations, eye irrigations, etc.
- Counsel, instruct, and confer with resident/client in planning care: provide emotional support; respond to enquiries and resolve complaints
- Train and evaluate student nurses
- Facilitate and coordinate medical intakes and referrals from community health facilitates
- Assist physicians in the delivery of medical care during the weekly clinics
- Participate in the review and provide input into health related policies and procedures affecting the shelter
- Participate in agency wide dissemination of preventative health education
- Participate in relevant health related committees
- Provide work direction to staff and establish priorities
- Investigate concerns and/or complaints related to communicable diseases, infection prevention and control and medication errors and provide follow-up reporting to management
Your application must describe your qualifications as they relate to:
- Current certificate of Competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.
- Considerable experience working with vulnerable and marginalized populations; including those with mental health and addiction issues.
- Experience in the coordination of care with other health care service providers.
You must also have:
- Fundamental knowledge and practical application of nursing theory, biological and social sciences to the standard established by provincial nursing legislation.
- Knowledge of issues relating to homelessness, including resources available to the client group.
- Knowledge of, and ability to identify, mental health issues and treatment options.
- Ability to perform holistic assessments/reassessments for residents regardless of complexity to establish a comprehensive plan for care and to identify the appropriate category of care provider.
- Ability to recognize, analyze and interpret deviations from predicted resident response to care/treatment and responds by modifying the plan of care using professional judgement and autonomous decision making.
- Ability to evaluate overall resident outcomes and the achievement of goals.
- Ability to prioritize and organize work activity and provide work direction to staff members in order to complete assignments.
- Ability to apply an analytical decision making approach drawing on a comprehensive range of options to interpret, analyze and solve problems.
- Sensitivity, empathy, and understanding of resident/client behaviour and needs with the ability to counsel residents/clients through the development of therapeutic relationships.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Ability to work in a cooperative manner with other staff members in the coordination of resident/client care through strong interpersonal skills.
- Ability to act as a coordinator of care for complex residents, sharing nursing expertise and demonstrating leadership while working in collaboration with other care providers.
- Ability to evaluate theoretical and research based approaches for application to practice.
- Ability to make recommendations regarding process and improvements, and time management/prioritizing.
- Ability to identify and make suggestions to policy/procedures.
- Ability to work independently with no medical staff support.
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