Victoria Manor, Long-Term Care Home,is seeking an individual to fill position established in accordance with Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO) meantto enhance the quality of care and quality of life for an individual with behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health, dementia or other neurological conditions.
Reports to: Registered Nurse, Behavioural Support
· Under the direction of the Registered Nurse, Behavioural Support, is responsible for providing nursing care at the skill level compatible with the RPN scope of practice, personal assistance and behavioural supervision to residents experiencing behaviours associated with complex and challenging mental health and/or physical impairment;
· Practices under the standards of the Ministry of Health, the College of Nurses of Ontario, and the policies and procedures of the Home, assisting with implementation and enforcement of policy and procedure;
· Participates in the preparation of resident care plans relevant to behavioural issues;
· Supports and actively participates in orientation and in-service programs, and other staff development relevant to BSO;
· An effective team-member and leader, facilitates coaching/mentoring of fellow staff and contributes to assessment of dementia, cognitive impairment and delirium, mental health, addictions, physical assessment and techniques of behavioural approach and evaluation, implementing best evidence-based clinical practice in provision of patient care within their scope of practice;
· Is responsible for effective and respectful collaboration, verbal and written communication, when interacting with residents, family, staff, allied and inter-professional care teams, respecting and promoting the Residents’ Bill of Rights, long-term care standards, policy and regulations;
· Works safely in accordance with the Occupational Health & Safety Act, the policies and procedures of the City and of Victoria Manor; exercising sound judgment in maintaining a safe work and living environment;
· Participates in quality improvement, risk management and change initiatives, adapting positively and productively to change within the work environment and conducting audits to assess effectiveness;
· Responsible to perform related duties, as assigned, and as defined to meet BSO guidelines and standards.
· Diploma, Registered Practical Nurse, required;
· Must possess and maintain current Certificate of Competence as an RPN in good standing with the College of Nurses of Ontario;
· Current CPR and First Aid Certificates preferred;
· Certificates or demonstrated training in P.I.E.C.E.S.™, Gentle Persuasive Approach, U-First!, Montessori and Recovery/Psychosocial Rehabilitation is required;
· Minimum two (2) years recent experience as an RPN in a long-term care environment, including experience with RAI documentation including assessments, Resident Assessment Protocols and care-planning functions;
· Experience with quality improvement processes within the health-care field an asset;
· Extensive knowledge of best-practice and demonstrated physical and behavioural assessment skills working with individuals with behaviours associated with dementia, delirium, mental health, addictions or other neurological conditions, and who may experience acute behavioural change;
· Demonstrated knowledge of applicable legislation and industry policy, in particular: the Long Term Care Act and regulations, policies and procedures related to Abuse Free Environment, Restraints, Code of Conduct and Violence in the Workplace;
· A sound understanding of the principles of BSO and the commitment to improving the RPN role and establishment of therapeutic relationships with residents and their families, providing client-centred focused care;
· Excellent critical thinking skills and a thorough understanding of pharmacological agents/interactions and non-pharmacological and therapeutic behaviour approaches;
· Must be able to deal tactfully and professionally with sensitive situations, residents and their families and at all times exercise discretion, judgment, diplomacy, and confidentiality, respecting resident rights and privacy of information while in an advocacy role;
· Must have excellent organizational and administrative (documentation and computer) skills and be able to work effectively and co-operatively in a multi-disciplinary team environment, or independently.
Hours of Work:
· Employees must be willing to work weekdays and weekends, all shifts including days, afternoons, and nights, and in any of the four houses as assigned.
· Hours of work may be days, evenings, nights, (full & short shifts) in Victoria, Elford, Vaga and McMillan House, subject to change from time to time to meet operational requirements. Accordingly, the employee must be willing and able to work weekdays and weekends, all shifts including days, afternoons, and nights, and in any of the four houses as assigned..
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Full-time
Salary: $30.99-$32.99 per hour
- Dental care
- Employee assistance program
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Evening shift
- Monday to Friday
- Night shift
- Weekends as needed
Supplemental pay types:
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Lindsay, ON: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
Work Location: In person