Under the direction of the Director of Care, the Registered Nurse (RN) will use evidence-informed nursing knowledge, skill and judgment to provide integrated and holistic nursing care. Within the scope of practice appropriate to an RN, they will meet the physical, safety, emotional and spiritual needs of clients and their families
- Assists in clients admissions to the facility including conducting a health interview and physical assessment
- Ensure resident care is provided with established nursing standards and principles, physicians’ orders and administrative policies, as well as, observe, report and record vital signs, symptoms and conditions of residents. Assure observance of required techniques in nursing care.
- Assist in assessing residents and develop, implement, review and evaluate resident care plans. Monitor residents’ health, notes changes in condition and assess need for referral to doctors; processes and implement physicians’ orders.
- Ensure resident care is delivered in a way that maintains resident dignity, privacy, and acknowledges independence, spirituality, and individuality as per the Eden Philosophy framework.
- Focuses care on identified health needs and promotes quality client care through ongoing assessment and evaluation of client and family responses to care
- Consults with Clinical Educator, or AHS, Physicians regarding new clinical problems, unforeseen needs or when care plan is not achieving expected outcomes
- Establishes and maintains a nurse-client therapeutic relationship that reflects knowledge of the boundary and ethical issues unique to community nursing and seeks support for problem-solving
- Provides client information and acts as liaison between client and other members of the multidisciplinary health care team to promote optimal client care and outcomes
- Integrates health education and teaching into all aspects of care to promote client and family health and independence
- Acts as a client advocate to promote the well-being of the client and family
- Identifies and reports quality and risk issues to management
- Demonstrates knowledge of and follows the organization’s clinical policies and procedures and medical directives.
- Demonstrates knowledge and follows all relevant College of Nurses of Alberta Standards of Practice
- Acts as preceptor to students and/or new staff nurses
- Proactively identifies, promotes and seeks to improve client and staff safety as part of their everyday work
- Oversees and participates in resident move ins, move outs/transfer of residents as needed
- Advocates for health care partners and residents
- Assists physicians on rounds as required
- Schedules client care needs for all health care partners
- Schedules HCA Care Partners as required (e.g. sick calls).
- Evaluates the need for and fulfills ad-hoc staffing requirements
- Performs chart audits
- Monitors all tracking tools to ensure are partners are in compliance; follows up on staff discrepancies
- Attends care conferences and communicates resident concerns to appropriate Manager
- Reports incidents to Wellness Manager/General Manager/AHS afterhours as appropriate
- Current RN Certificate registered with the CARNA in good standing.
- Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
- Recent experience working with the elderly or disabled persons, preferably in a supportive living environment.
- Palliative care experience is an asset.
- Experience leading others with strong collaboration skills.
- Demonstrate a compassionate, respectful and sincere manner, with the ability to deal with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner (strong conflict management skills).
- Strong oral and written communication skills (other language skills an asset).
- Flexible and adaptable to a changing work environment.
- Good computer skills.
This role will be located an the new Points West Living Red Deer (LTC),starting in April 2021
About SE Health
SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a social enterprise applying our knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. As a not-for-profit organization with Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, we bring quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors lifestyle and family caregiving. Through our team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, we deliver 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone. In 2019 we were honored to be recognized by Forbes as one of Canada's Best Employers.
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