This position has been designated
by Health PEI to receive a financial incentive through the Nursing
Recruitment Incentive Program.
(Commencing September 9th, 2018)The RN2, as a member of the health care team, assists with the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of nursing care under the direction of the Nurse Coordinator to promote the achievement and maintenance of each residents optimal level of health and functions. This position may be required to work alternate weekends. Duties include, but not limited to: - In the absence of the Nurse Coordinator, the RN Supervisor assumes the management responsibilities of the LTC site ensuring adequate and appropriate staffing on all shifts; responds to resident, family, and staff concerns and complaints; and emergencies as they occur;- Provide leadership, direction, and supervision of the nursing activities, and /or assume direct care provision for the residents required care and documentation as necessary;- Accompany attending physician on resident visits; transcribe orders, follow-up and completion of appropriate forms;- Take blood samples as ordered and follow up as required;- Coordinate and/or conduct resident admission process, care conferences, and response to care;- Serve as liaison with physiotherapist, occupational therapist, audiologist and nutritionist and ensure recommendations are documented, communicated to staff and followed up as required;- Check, administer, record and maintain adequate stock supply of medications;- Coordinate and implement the maintenance of Charts and Kardexs;- Monitor and document ongoing physical, social and spiritual needs of residents; ensuring resident needs are met in accordance with facility philosophy and standards;- Timely and accurate completion and processing of Incident Reports and Workers Compensation Board Reports for staff who are injured; and, follow up if required;- Participation on various committees, i.e. infection control, emergency planning, MSIP, to ensure continuous quality improvement on site, striving for best practice;- Assist in the coordination and implementation of flu vaccines to residents and staff (yearly); TB testing for residents and staff (bi-annually); and other nursing related activities for residents (i.e.) pneumococcal vaccine; - Coordinate, implement and participate in staff educational in-service sessions and orientation in conjunction with the Nurse Coordinator;- Assist the Nurse Coordinator in developing and maintaining policies and procedures, and educating staff on same; - Assist in the Performance Development evaluation and plans for staff under their supervision; - Develop and maintain his/her own clinical competency according to his/her own scope of practice; the nursing code of ethics; the policies and procedures of the provincial LTC Services; and the facilitys Nursing department; and,- Other related RN duties as required Bi-Weekly Hours: 75 hours bi-weekly/Rotating 8 hr and/or 12 hr shifts
Minimum Qualifications: - Applicants must have a degree or diploma in nursing from a recognized School of Nursing and be Active or eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Prince Edward Island.- Applicants must have adequate supervisory skills and the ability to deal effectively with staff, residents and their families; and other various medical personnel and outside agencies; and, - Applicants must have a good previous work and attendance record - The successful applicant must provide a satisfactory criminal records check prior to beginning employmentOther Qualifications: - Experience working with cognitively impaired elders would be an asset. - Additional relevant education and experience would be an asset.Note: Please ensure the application clearly demonstrates how you meet the noted qualifications as applicants will be screened based on the information provided. We would like to thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those who are selected for an interview will be contacted.