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Part-time Registered Practical Nurse - Emergency - Halton Healthcare in Milton at Halton Healthcare

Date Posted: 2/7/2019

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Job Description

 Posting #: 2019-837331

CUPE 815

First consideration will be given to members of the bargaining unit in accordance with the collective agreement.

Position: Registered Practical Nurse

Department: Emergency

Status: Part-time (provide availability of up to .5 FTE)

Hours:  Rotating 12-hour shifts includes evenings and weekends (1000 - 2200 hours) **subject to change based on operational requirements

Site: Milton

Halton Healthcare takes great pride in providing quality, compassionate healthcare services to our rapidly growing communities. As a progressive and vibrant healthcare organization, we are committed to being an innovative centre of excellence in community hospital care in the Halton and Peel Regions.  We are a distinctive centre of healthcare excellence that offers first-rate care in an innovative environment that supports the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual needs of the community. 

This is what you'll be doing

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates patient care in compliance with scope of practice
  • Responsible and accountable for patient outcomes
  • Identifies and prioritizes for the physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the patient
  • Provides care in a compassionate and caring manner within a diverse cultural environment
  • Acts as a patient advocate
  • Incorporates current validated research and evidenced-based practice into clinical practice
  • Collaborates with other members of the health care team to ensure standards of care and practice are met
  • Collaborates to co-ordinate patient care with the patient/family and members of the Interdisciplinary Team
  • Collaborates to co-ordinate discharge planning with the patient /family and members of the Interdisciplinary Team/utilizes discharge instruction sheets and review with patients and family members
  • Collaborates with the Interdisciplinary team to ensure continuity of patient care in the community
  • Monitors length of stay and works towards continual achievement of ER LOS targets
  • Monitors quality of patient care through the application of risk management activities
  • Assists with the development of teaching materials and provides education for staff, patients and patient’s relatives
  • Provides a safe and secure environment for patients, their families, and staff
  • Uses infection control and prevention measures
  • Collaborates as necessary to develop, review, modify, and update the patient’s plan of care
  • Collaborates with the CRN or Charge Nurse for provision of patient care if there is a demonstrated alteration in acuity/predictability of the patient outcome
  • Seeks direction, support and guidance from the RN in accord with the defined scope of practice.
  • Other duties as assigned.

This is what you’ll need to do it:

Halton Healthcare endeavors to hire individuals who are competent in their chosen profession and who exemplify our mission, vision and values of accountability, respect and compassion which guide our individual behaviours and attitudes.

  • Current Certificate of Competence in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Current CPR certificate
  • Minimum education:  Practical Nursing Diploma required
  • Completion of a recognized Medication Administration Course with recent experience in administering IV antibiotics, IM/SC injections, a preferred added skill set of IV initiation and performance of ECGs
  • Physical Assessment Course required
  • Phlebotomy Certificate required
  • Recent experience in an Emergency Department
  • Sound knowledge of nursing process, theory, and responsibilities to the profession
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills
  • Sound problem-solving, conflict resolution and decision making skills
  • Functions independently within scope of practice
  • Maximizes utilization of resources
  • Aware of multicultural issues affecting health care needs
  • Basic computer skills- Order Entry module of Meditech required
  • Must be physically able to do the job
  • Satisfactory employment and attendance record.

 Salary Scale: $23.48 - $29.35 per hour

Date Posted: February 7, 2019

Internal Applications due by: February 14, 2019

If you are passionate about what you do, motivated by a job well done, and as committed to excellence, quality and patient satisfaction as we are, we'd like to hear from you.  Please submit your application via our website at directly to this posting and include a current copy of your resume. 

We thank all those who apply but only those individuals selected for further consideration will be contacted.  

In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code, Halton Healthcare will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment and selection process.  If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your accommodation needs to ensure your equal participation.

All personal information is collected under the authority of the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.

Halton Healthcare is a smoke free facility in and around all three sites. Smoking is not permitted on hospital properties. We thank everyone who works at or visits our hospitals for respecting this healthy initiative. We are also a scent-free environment for all employees and visitors to accommodate individuals’ health concerns arising from exposure to scented products, We ask for everyone's cooperation in our efforts to accommodate health concerns.