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    Registered Practical Nurse

    Part-time/Full-time, Contract Position

    SickKids’ Boomerang Health is an independent paediatric healthcare centre, located in York Region, that provides greater access to community-based services for children and adolescents. Through our interdisciplinary team, we offer physician and rehabilitation and developmental services, including groups and camps. We are committed to helping caregivers find solutions and manage their children’s health and well-being. We do this by striving for a seamless and positive healthcare experience and providing high standards of care.

    We are committed to working together, learning and creating an environment where everyone feels safe, represented, included, respected and valued at Boomerang Health. We cannot do this without a strong commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion. As people and healthcare professionals, we stand together against racism and oppression, which greatly impact the health of the many communities we serve. Moreover, Boomerang Health is an equal opportunity employer.

    Reporting to the Executive Director, the Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) will join the nursing team and work independently with the interdisciplinary team. They will be responsible for collaborating to undertake the daily activities of the clinic by triaging, planning, directing, and coordinating all nursing and nursing-related care interventions within the clinic. They adapt to changing workloads and promote collaborative team practice by acting as a resource and communicating effectively with members of the administrative and healthcare teams.

    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 2 years nursing experience working in a community-based primary healthcare setting
    • New graduates with paediatric placement experience will also be considered
    • 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

    To Apply:

    To apply for this position, please email your cover letter and resume to careers@boomeranghealth.com.

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