The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) reports to the Registered Nurse. The LPN is responsible for the provision of personal care assistance, nursing procedures, medication administration and the supervision of Health Care Aides (HCA) and other non-regulated health care staff and implementing the resident care plan accordingly for the group of residents assigned. The LPN provides support, advocacy, and choice to Residents and their families to ensure the highest quality of resident focused care achievable within the Mission, Vision and Values of Care At Home and standards of professional nursing practice. Demonstrates ongoing competence utilizing knowledge, skill, judgment and evidence based practice in caring for the older adult. Ensures compliance with continuing care health service standards, employment and safety-related statutes, legislation, codes and regulations and CAH policies. Provides support to the residents and families in an environment that promotes a state of wellness, independence and person-centered care.
Assesses, plans, develops, implements, communicates and evaluates assigned residents to identify the changing care needs to ensure ongoing quality care is provided.
Supervises the HCA’s and other non-regulated health care staff to ensure all care provided is in accordance with the resident’s plan of care, organizational policies and procedures, continuing care health service standards, accommodation standards, and relevant legislation and regulations.
Collaborates with the RN to ensure that the resident care has been assigned to appropriate, competent nursing staff. Supervises those restricted activities that are supported by Care At Home to be assigned to HCA’s and other non-regulated health care staff.
Demonstrates knowledge in applying safe, competent, ethical, clinical evidence-based gerontology nursing practice, safe medication administration, and effective, timely documentation in accordance with organizational, legislative and legal requirements.
Participates in the development of plans, objectives and strategies for care services, which are aligned with overall organizational strategic directions.
Participates in the development, revision and implementation of operational policies, procedures and programs in collaboration with interdisciplinary team and other stakeholders in accordance with evidence-based practices.
Responds and reports all concerns and complaints from residents, families and staff to the RN in accordance with the concerns resolution process.
Responds and reports all unusual incidents, medication discrepancies, and critical incidents on the assigned unit to the RN. Initiates appropriate corrective action to address the immediate concern.
Ensures cost-effective use of resources on assigned unit.
Promotes a safe work environment for residents, family members, co-workers and self. Reports unsafe conditions within the living and working environment. Takes required action to decrease the risk of injury immediately and/or notify the Program Manager of the concern. Ensures investigation and follow up in respect to any unusual incidents, near misses, complaints or reports of safety concerns.
Represents and participates in professional, corporate, site and external committees as appropriate.
Participates in performance measurement activities to achieve continuous quality improvement.
Maintains an ongoing program of personal learning and attends CAH mandatory education sessions in order to maintain own competence. Seeks to benefit from opportunities for professional development and continuing education.
Promotes educational opportunities, mentorship and leadership development for the staff.
Acts as a mentor and coach to staff.
Actively supports, promotes and implements the mission, vision, values and strategic directions of the Foundation.
Licensed Practical Nurse, experience in gerontology and medication administration preferred.
Must have a Police Clearance with Vulnerable Sector Check
Current membership in good standing with CLPNA.
Current CPR and First aid training
Demonstrated skills in leadership, communication, teamwork, concern resolution process and customer service.
Strong organizational and some computer skills are required in this position.
Awareness of accident and injury prevention, hazard identification and control; adherence to safe work practices and procedures is essential in this position.
Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to person-centered care.
Demonstrated commitment to the mission, vision and values of the Care At Home is essential in this position.