Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)

866520 Ontario Ltd - Ottawa, ON (30+ days ago)

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The University of Ottawa Health Services is currently looking for a bilingual RPN to join our interdisciplinary team.

1 Full-Time, Permanent

Job Summary

The nurse works in partnership with the family physicians and other members of the health care team to provide comprehensive primary health care to our patient population according to established standards and practices. The nurse focuses on providing assessment, screening, healthy lifestyle support, education and chronic disease management with a goal of improving health outcomes and facilitating access to services.

Essential Responsibilities

Triage and assess clients to identify appropriate nursing interventions.
Assess the immunization status of all patients and ensure immunizations are current.
Document accurate and pertinent patient information in a timely manner, including maintaining a comprehensive health summary or patient profile.
Provide and co-ordinate screening for health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, cholesterol, cancer screening, cardiovascular health, mental health, cognitive function and osteoporosis.
Utilize all health-care encounters as an opportunity to identify educational needs and provide health education (e.g., immunizations, screening, health lifestyle)
Monitor and maintain infection control practices according to established standards.
Advance primary care nursing through participation in professional development and practice development activities, mentoring students, orientating staff and participating in quality assurance initiatives.
Perform first-aid treatment on emergency cases; make the initial assessment and direct client to physician or nurse practitioner according to the degree of urgency.
Assist and/or perform medical procedures (e.g. ear irrigation, immunization, allergy shots, injections, IV therapy, dressing, suture removal, etc.) according to standards of practice.
Essential Qualifications

Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario
Bilingual (French and English)
Current membership with the RNAO
The ability to plan, organize and prioritize, and foster a work environment conducive to the well-being of patients and staff.
Effective organizational, critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills
Effective communication skills and ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with team members and patients.
Minimum of one year of experience working in a family practice, community or primary care setting
Additional Information

Salary Range: $22.83 - $ 30.09 / hour (UOHS Salary Band C42R)

Closing Date: Until the position is filled

How to apply:
We thank all applicants for their submissions, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

UOHS is committed to providing accessible employment practices that are in compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodation during the recruitment process, please contact us at 613-564-3950 x 243 or via email at accessibility @uohs.uottawa.ca specifying the nature of your accommodation request.