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Registered Practical Nurse Job Opportunity

We are seeking part-time energetic Registered Practical Nurses (RPN) to join our team and provide nursing support to the busy general paediatricians and specialists in our growing, community-oriented clinic. The RPN, under the Standards of Practice of the College of Nurses of Ontario, functions as a member of the healthcare team to provide basic assessment and treatments, preventative, educational and/or supportive care.

The position requires the RPN to work with independence in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team under the supervision/direction of the Managing Director. He/she is responsible for overseeing the daily activities of the clinic by triaging, planning, directing and coordinating all nursing and nursing-related care interventions within the clinic. He/she adapts to changing workloads and promotes collaborative team practice by acting as a resource and communicating effectively with members of the administrative and healthcare team.

Key responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Triage and optimize patient flow on an ongoing basis
  • Refresh and prepare patient examination rooms before and after patient encounters as required
  • Perform specific acts and health teaching under the direction and supervision of an appropriate and authorized physician, including immunization, injections, wound dressings, etc.
  • As delegated, conduct health assessments and physical examinations
  • Respond to general patient enquiries and help educate patients as per physicians’ directives
  • Arrange appropriate follow-up, referrals, and investigations according to established procedures
  • Implement physicians’ orders ensuring that patients undertake requisite diagnostic testing. Educate patients as to the purpose and preparation for such tests.
  • Liaise with external medical laboratories for the processing of patient samples and receipt of test results
  • Communicate test results to patients and external providers as directed by physicians
  • Ensure incoming urgent medical results are brought to the attention of the treating physician in an expedient manner
  • Triage patient phone calls that require a level of medical expertise beyond the medical administrator’s scope
  • Order and monitor inventory of vaccines, medical equipment/supplies and emergency medical supplies as required
  • Ensure that the regular inspection, testing, calibration and maintenance of primary health care equipment is completed on an annual basis or as required by the manufacturer
  • Maintain complete, accurate and timely records and encounter data in the Electronic Medical System (EMR); participate in chart and case reviews, the development of policies and procedures, and support patient education
  • Conduct N95 mask-fitting for new staff and renewals for existing staff as per the expiry date
  • Conduct various tasks related to occupational health and safety, such as workplace inspections, presentations on hand hygiene, protective personal equipment, infection control, etc.
  • For optimal patient care, work as a team with all staff at Boomerang Health, including front office, rehabilitation administrators and clinicians
  • Routinely participate in staff meetings and continuing medical education
  • Participate on projects and research as required
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario as a Registered Practical Nurse and member in good standing
  • Minimum 5-years nursing experience working in a community-based primary health care setting
  • Maintain up to date CPR certification.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of medical/ laboratory and charting procedures, and current health and safety hazards and preventative practices
  • Experience working with children, youth, and families within a culturally diverse community
  • Provision of safe, competent and ethical nursing care
  • Commitment to best practices, quality client care and working within an inter-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to ongoing learning, professional development, and continuous quality improvement

Skills:

  • Proficient and experienced working in a computerized environment, electronic medical record system. Knowledge of OSCAR an asset.
  • Demonstrate regular consistent and professional attendance, punctuality, personal appearance, and adhere to relevant health and safety procedures
  • Ability to work in a team environment and be adaptable, congenial and cooperative with others
  • Ability to set own workload priorities and document according to standards
  • Advanced problem-solving and organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, friendly, adaptable and tolerant professional
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply:

  • Register as a “New User” on the SickKids Careers site: https://career.sickkids.ca
  • Search for posting ID 8987 and complete the application process
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