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RN/RPN Students – Oakcrossing Long Term Care

London, Ontario

THE ROLE

As a member of the nursing team, this position works under the direction of the Registered Nurse / Registered Practical Nurse while providing personal care to residents in assigned areas in accordance with individual resident care plans. The position complies with all legislative standards, company policies/procedures and rules/regulations in a professional manner.

Reports to: Registered Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Under the direction of the registered nursing staff, provides personal care to promote the comfort and safety of residents. Some typical activities include bathing, skin care, toileting, mouth care, dressing/undressing, grooming, shaving, nail and hair care.  Provides physical assistance to residents as required.
  • Under direction, performs selected procedures such as administering enemas and suppositories, collecting specimens and recording vital signs. Reports all findings to registered staff.
  • Assists in the maintenance of a clean, safe environment. Some typical activities include making beds, cleaning bedside units, collecting/bagging soiled linen for dispatch to laundry, sorting and storing clean linen, emptying bedpans and removal of unsafe objects etc.
  • Consults with and informs supervisor of unit activities, needs and problems related to resident care.
  • Assists in providing restorative care for residents, assists with ambulation, nutritional needs and palliative care.
  • Encourages participation in life enrichment programs by preparing residents for and assisting them to and from activities.
  • Assists with admission, discharge and transfer of residents.
  • Assists with meal service to residents and provides feeding assistance as required.
  • Provides emotional/social support for residents.
  • Assists in the maintenance and proper care of nursing equipment.
  • Participates in resident care conferences and committees as required.
  • Documents resident care activities in accordance with the home’s policy using software such as PCC.
  • Adheres to established department policies and procedures regarding quality assurance, safety, environment and infection control.
  • Displays an attitude that is focused on working safely and ensuring that the work environment is safe and healthy.
  • Uses safe work practices.
  • Reports any actual or potential hazard to the immediate supervisor.
  • Uses or wears personal protective equipment (or clothing) as required.
  • Promptly reports personal injury to supervisor and seeks first aid as needed.
  • Participates in fire safety activities and knows the facility fire and disaster plan.
  • Maintains a clean and orderly work area.
  • Does not use or operate any equipment in a way that would endanger any worker, resident or visitor.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Every new employee hired by peopleCare to work as a PSW must have successfully completed a Personal Support Worker program that meets requirements of Long Term Care Health Act: Reg. 47 or meet the criteria in 47(3).
  • High School Diploma (or equivalent)
  • Experience in Long-Term Care considered an asset
  • Food Handler certification
  • First Aid certification
  • Must possess strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated organizational and time management skills
  • Strong interpersonal and customer focus skills
  • Must have demonstrated sound skills and knowledge of providing personal care duties
  • Ability to perform tasks that are necessary for the position, e.g. lifting/transferring clients

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