Part-Time, Temporary (Approx. 5 months)
Owen Sound 

Reporting to the Manager, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) works collaboratively as a member of the inter-disciplinary team to provide care to those patients with a stable and predictable outcome within the defined professional scope of practice for Registered Practical Nurse as set out by the College of Nurses of Ontario.

Skills/Abilities/Qualifications

Required:

  • Ontario College of Nurses registration
  • Maternal/Newborn Assessment course or equivalent recent related experience
  • Physical Assessment course or equivalent
  • Competency in IV therapy, surgical aseptic technique, urinary catheterization, medication administration, enteral feeding, POCT, wound care, drain care, monitoring patient receiving blood and blood products and PCA certified
  • Competency in assessing and facilitating the initiation and maintenance of breastfeeding in support of the WHO baby friendly initiative (comfortable with the 10 steps to successful breastfeeding)
  • Current Neonatal Resuscitation Provider certification (NRP)
  • Current BCLS
  • Fundamental of Fetal Heart Surveillance in labour (within one year)
  • Breastfeeding Certificate
  • Successful completion of the regional paediatric orientation program
  • Recent experience in caring for mother/baby dyads
  • Excellent organizational and patient assessment skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills with patients, families and other multi-disciplinary team members
  • Excellent problem solving, decision-making and interpersonal skills
  • Commitment to continuing education and professional development
  • Participation in staff meetings and unit specific projects
  • Satisfactory attendance and performance record
  • 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

  • Prevention of Shaken baby Syndrome education
  • Paediatric assessment and willingness to provide care to stable paediatric patients

Additional Information:

Posting Date: 2022-04-07
Closing Date: 2022-04-13

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