Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)
To perform duties which provide optimum individualized resident care, under the direction of the Registered Nurse. Acts as a liaison (team leader) between the RN and the care team. Required to perform duties in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Practice, College of Nurses of Ontario, and Long-Term Care Legislation
Qualifications as per Regulations July 2010
o A Registered Practical Nurse with a current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario
o Post RPN education in gerontology or related field, preferred
o Medication administration certificate from a community college, as recognized by Ministry of Health
o Experience in Long Term Care setting with demonstrated leadership skills
o Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, able to communicate in French and English preferred
o Ability to work with peers in a team approach
o Physically able to perform assigned duties
o Ability to perform shift work over 24-hour period in a 7 day a week operation
o Computer literacy preferred
o Advanced foot care, wound care, GPA, PIECES, or U First training preferred
o Experience with RAI-MDS preferred
Standards of Performance:
The employee will:
❖ Create a facility environment that protects confidentiality of residents, staff and activities of North Centennial Manor.
❖ Protect and advocate for residents’ rights.
❖ Demonstrate a culture of caring in all aspects of work.
❖ Maintain a high standard of service.
❖ Effectively work with a minimum of supervision.
❖ Effectively respond and adapt to unforeseen events affecting routine.
❖ Attend work on a regular basis.
❖ Communicate effectively with co-workers and other members of the Health Care Team
❖ Maintain standards of the department and uphold and abide by the policies and procedures of the Home.
❖ As a Team Member, take an active role in the harmonious functioning of the department and the facility
❖ Participate in continuing education programs to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced.
❖ Participate in continuous quality improvement and accreditation of the Home.
❖ Attend departmental and general staff meetings.
❖ Attend all training as scheduled.
❖ Maintain high standards of cleanliness and hygiene
❖ Function in a manner consistent with the Mission, Vision, Values & Ethics of the Manor
❖ Demonstrate respect, courtesy, a positive attitude, responsibility and accountability in all aspects of work.
❖ Adhere to established general and departmental policies and procedures.
❖ Identify and report problems and recommend changes to improve quality of service.
❖ Protect own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health & safety. Follow all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Health & Safety Act.
❖ Act as an ambassador on issues related to the Home outside of the Home.
❖ Performs the responsibilities of the position in accordance with Bill 140 and all other employment laws and regulations associated with providing care in a Long-Term Care facility.
❖ Ensures individualized resident care is provided in a manner reflective of the Home’s Mission Statement and Values.
❖ Responsibility for the safe, accurate receiving, storing, administration and discontinuing of medications and treatments provided to residents, while maintaining complete, current and accurate applicable documentation.
❖ Assisting with regular assessments of resident needs through the development, update, and evaluation of resident care plans and restorative plans (including long- and short-term goals).
❖ Participating in all aspects of resident care, while continually ensuring the safety of residents.
❖ Assisting in maintaining an environment to meet the physical, emotional, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of the residents.
❖ Assessing resident need for recreational and rehabilitation programs, as appropriate, and encourages resident participation in same.
❖ Assisting with supervision and serving of meals, nourishments, dietary supplements and documenting associated data.
❖ As team leader, functioning as a liaison between all members of the care team and the Registered Nurse, while promoting and encouraging all team members to respect the individuality of each resident and their independence.
❖ Establishing a good rapport with residents (families and significant others), offering support as required.
❖ Ensuring daily, the neatness of residents’ rooms (dressers, clothes closets), utility rooms, dining rooms, lounges, dining areas and bathrooms.
❖ Obtains appropriate professional development to ensure skills and abilities in LTC are maintained and enhanced.
❖ Assists members of the interdisciplinary team to ensure the needs of residents are met.
❖ Participates in all aspects of Infection Prevention and Control by following established practices such as ensuring the labelling of personal care equipment, cleaning and disinfection of resident care
equipment and restocking of infection control supplies.
❖ Participates in continuous quality improvement of the Home and associated care services by:
o Ongoing collection and documentation of CQI data
o Using supplies in a cost-efficient manner as per product/policy guidelines
o Offers suggestions to registered staff, DOC, administrator regarding resource allocation
o Participating in continuing education, relevant to LTC, to ensure skills and abilities are maintained and enhanced.
❖ Serves on committees related to resident care.
❖ Assists in the evaluation of nursing staff under their supervision.
❖ Maintains regular attendance at work.
❖ Performs other related duties, as required.
❖ Protects own health and health of others by adopting safe work practices, reporting unsafe conditions immediately, and attending all relevant in-services regarding occupational health and safety. Follows all guidelines for employees and employers as legislated under the Ontario Occupational Health and Safety Act.
**The successful applicant will be required to provide a Vulnerable Sector Police Record Check.**
Competitive compensation, pension and benefits package.
❖ Kapuskasing is the largest community located along Highway 11 between Thunder Bay and Temiskaming Shores. With a population of just over 8,100 residents, Kapuskasing is surrounded by many small communities, such as
Opasatika, Val Rita-Harty, Moonbeam, Fauquier-Strickland and Smooth Rock Falls, and acts as the center of services to a total population base of approximately 15,000.
❖ Kapuskasing is a vibrant community that boasts all the amenities associated with an urban center, while providing the relaxing lifestyle of a smaller community. Our town offers an extensive selection of educational institutions, health care amenities, goods and services, and indoor and outdoor recreational facilities.
❖ Our charming community also hosts a variety of all year-round attractions, events and activities among many including the Lumberjack Heritage Festival, the Ron Morel Memorial Museum, the Riverside Water Park, and the Festival de la St-Jean.
Interested candidates should forward their resume in confidence to
Linda Chivanga- Human Resources Coordinator
Deadline: Open until position is filled.
Accessibility accommodations available upon request to ensure support throughout the recruitment process, employee onboarding and employment experience. Please do not hesitate to ask should you require any accommodations. We thank all applicants for their interest. Please note that only candidates whose qualifications and experience match the required skills for the position will be selected and contacted for an interview