Registered Practical Nurse

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Job Title: 
Registered Practical Nurse
Job Number:  J0113-0273
Job Code:  09C108
Job Category: 
Nursing & Resident Care
Department: 
Rideaucrest Long Term Care
Bargaining Unit:  CUPE
Job Type:  Part Time
Employment Type:  Replacement
Number of Positions:  1
Hours of Work:  Up to 75 hrs/2 wks
Salary:  $25.63 - $31.95/Year
Date Posted:  January 10, 2013
Closing Date:  January 21, 2013

Opening Statement

History and innovation thrive in Kingston, located at the head of the St. Lawrence River and the junction of the Rideau Canal (a UNESCO World Heritage site). Kingston is a dynamic city with a sound and diversified economic base - consisting of prestigious public institutions, government bodies, leading healthcare and education facilities, significant tourism and entertainment activity, and a large private sector. Kingston offers quality of life of a smaller community with the amenities of a major centre.

Position Summary

Provide quality resident-centered care and front-line clinical leadership by coordinating the activities of health care staff;

Assess the health status and care needs of residents and effectively evaluate measures required to meet resident needs;

Dispense medications and treatments to residents in a safe manner in accordance with applicable Standards and Regulations; provide responsible safekeeping of medication room cart and keys;

Ensure continuity of care through accurate and complete verbal and written reports including computerized resident records and charting systems, in accordance with established standards;

Provide direct personal care in cooperation with other members of the care team;

Actively promote and follow safe work practices such as transfer techniques and the use of good body mechanics;

Identify and report safety hazards through close observation and regular safety inspections.

Qualifications, Competencies

Grade 12 diploma or equivalent education;

Current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario as an RPN;

Completion of medication administration course approved for Ontario;

Two to three years of related experience;

Palliative care and Dementia care training is preferred;

Demonstrated skill and interest in gerontology and willingness to participate in the implementation of care leading to excellence in resident outcomes;

Experience with Goldcare software is an asset;

Demonstrated ability to interact with seniors in a caring and respectful manner;

Must demonstrate corporate competencies: Customer Focus, Results Orientation, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Skills, Abilities, Work Demands

Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with peers, other health care disciplines and residents of the Home;

Demonstrated strong leadership and communication skills;

Meets the requirements of “competent person” as defined by the Occupational Health and Safety Act;

Able to maintain good physical condition to meet the essential duties of the work;

Must be available to work days, evenings, night and weekends;

Must be able to obtain and maintain a satisfactory CPIC (Criminal Reference Check) at your own expense;

Evidence of a TB test and annual flu shot is required.

Closing Statement

Your resume must clearly demonstrate how you meet the requirements of the position. We thank all of those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted. The City of Kingston is an equal opportunity employer. Information collected will be handled in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act.


Personal information, as defined by the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA), including (but not limited to) the applicant’s name, contact information, resume and other documents submitted, etc., is collected and will be used in accordance with MFIPPA and all other relevant privacy legislation. The personal information submitted by applicants is collected through a website hosted by Njoyn on behalf of the Corporation of the City of Kingston (the “City”) and will be used by City staff to maintain a inventory of potential candidates and for use in considering applicants for an identified employment opportunity. Questions regarding the collection, used, disclosure, and disposal of the personal information collected shall be directed to: candidate.njoynhelp@cgi.com

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