Registered Practical NursePosition Status:
Public Health ServicesFacility:
Lambton Public HealthCity:
Point Edward, Ontario, CanadaNumber of Positions:
1Hours of Work:
4 days/week - Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday between 8:30am-4:30pmWage Rate:
$25.49 - $28.55/HourDate Posted:
August 12, 2019Closing Date:
August 16, 2019
The County of Lambton is an urban-rural area in southwestern Ontario that is home to over 126,000 residents. The Corporation's seven divisions operate programs and services for the residents of Lambton County such as land ambulance, provincial offences court, three Long-Term Care Homes, 25 library branches, two museums, an art gallery, archives, local roadways, public health services, housing services, social services, building services and planning and development services. Lambton County is a community dedicated to economic growth, environmental stewardship and an enhanced quality of life through the provision of responsive and efficient services and collaborative efforts with its municipal and community partners.
The Registered Practical Nurse applies public health knowledge, techniques, and skills to promote health and wellness and prevent disease in accordance with the Ontario Public Health Standards and associated Protocols and Guidelines; and the Health Protection and Promotion Act and associated Regulations.
The Registered Practical Nurse promotes public health through such activities as assisting Public Health Nurses and Registered Nurses in the provision of mandated public health programs and clinical related services. Meeting the provision of service within Sexual Health, Vaccine Preventable Disease, Tuberculosis, and Sexually Transmitted Infection program areas.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesDuties:
Schedule appointmentsProvide telephone nursing servicesMaintain clinical files, documentation and statisticsConduct pregnancy testsDraw blood for lab testsDispense prescriptions and other contraceptivesMaintain vaccines and supplies for clinicsAdminister and record immunizations given in clinicsMaintain vaccine usage databaseConduct TB skin testsUse teaching to explain concepts of public health practice, including possible consequences and resolutions using both written and oral communication skillsCollaborate with other health care providersAssist in the training and orientation of students and other personnel as assignedParticipate in ongoing professional development opportunities and maintain current professional knowledge of practices, trends, regulations, techniques, procedures, equipment, sampling and documentationResponsible for professional competence as a Registered Practical Nurse in accordance with applicable legislation and County policyAdministration Duties:
Maintain accurate and up-to-date charting and records of daily activitiesMaintain contact with other professional organizations and agencies directly or indirectly with public health programs and servicesAssist in developing and evaluating programs, protocols, and strategiesPromote good interagency relationshipsRecord information for purposes of month end reports and statistical analysisGeneral:
Incumbents must keep up-to-date on all relevant legislation, collective bargaining agreements, County Policies and Procedures, etc. ensuring that these are implemented as prescribedIncumbents must possess the physical ability to meet the duties and responsibilities of the job description and/or the requirements identified within the position's Physical Demands AnalysisThese describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents in this classification. They are not an exhaustive list of all job duties in the classification. Other duties may be assigned.
Supervision RequirementsDirect Supervision:
Not applicableIndirect Supervision:
Not applicableFunctional Authority:
QualificationsMinimum Formal Education:
Grade 12 plus post-secondary diploma in Practical Nursing (Two Years)Ontario Practical Nurse Registration Examination of the College of Nurses of OntarioExperience:
6 months to 1 year
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