Casual
Owen Sound

Reporting to the Manager, Emergency and Dialysis, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) works collaboratively in an inter-disciplinary team to provide patient care within their professional scope of practice while working in the Emergency department.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required:

  • Ontario College of Nurses registration
  • Current certification in or willingness to obtain:
    • BCLS
  • Two (2) years recent acute care nursing experience
  • Current understanding of the Canadian Triage and Acuity Scales (CTAS)
  • Physical Assessment Course or equivalent
  • CCU 1 or willingness to obtain in six (6) months
  • Code White (CPI certification) or willingness to obtain
  • Ability to work at full scope of practice as defined by the Emergency Program, ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a team in a fast-paced and ever-changing environment
  • Demonstrated Competence in the performance of the following skills: ECG, arrhythmia interpretation, IV therapy (including maintenance, IV starts and medication administration), care and maintenance of CVADs, splinting, oral, IM, sc medication administration, wound care, urinary catheterization, suture/staple removal, measuring for crutches, application of orthopedic immobilization devices
  • POCT, CBGM, urine testing and urine pregnancy testing
  • Power chart and order entry
  • Excellent organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with patients, families and other healthcare professionals
  • Excellent problem-solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • Recent satisfactory performance and attendance records
  • Adherence to GBHS ‘CARE’ Behaviours (Collaboration, Accountability, Respect, Excellence) and ‘LEAD’ Competencies (Lead by example, Empower, Achieve results, Develop others) and a commitment to a safe workplace free of violence and harassment
  • Advocates and supports a culture of patient safety and demonstrates an understanding of how the department service and assigned responsibilities contribute to overall patient safety at GBHS through patient safety knowledge, skills and attitudes

Preferred

  • Two (2) years recent Emergency experience preferred

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-03-08

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