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Posting # 50405 - [ UNIFOR ]
Registered Practical Nurse, Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients - 2 positions
Specialized Geriatric Services - Inpatients
Parkwood Institute Main - London, ON
Part Time

We require a skilled Registered Practical Nurse to provide patient centered care with a rehabilitation focus for a diverse population of clients including the frail elderly and patients of all ages with a musculoskeletal diagnosis. Specialized Geriatric Services includes the: Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation Unit, Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, and Amputee Rehabilitation Unit.

The 30 bed Geriatric Rehabilitation Unit, 20 bed Musculoskeletal Unit, and 6 bed Amputee Unit are part of Specialized Geriatric Services. We provide comprehensive geriatric assessment and management as well as an intensive rehabilitation program. Our patients are typically admitted from acute care and participate in our program for approximately 10 days to 6 weeks. Upon discharge, our patients commonly return to independent living in the community. As an integral part of an expert health care team, this is an exciting opportunity for clinical learning and skill development.

The successful candidate may be required to work anywhere within the program and must be available for all shifts. It is understood that the hours of work reflect the current scheduling arrangements and are subject to change as determined by the Employer.

Essential Qualifications

  • Current certificate of competence with the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • Valid CPR certificate
  • Proficiency and experience in pharmacology and medication administration
  • Experience and knowledge of the care of patients requiring musculoskeletal rehabilitation and geriatric rehabilitation
  • Ability to establish positive relationships with customers and to work as an effective team member
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and document the nursing process
  • Excellent organizational skills and problem solving skills
  • Superior communication skills both written and verbal
  • Ability to apply effective body mechanics and meet the physical demands of the position
  • Knowledge of a Safety Culture in a Health Care Setting in compliance with the OHSA
Preferred Qualifications
  • Proficiency in French would be an asset
  • Certification for phlebotomy and IV starts
Teaching and Research
  • St. Joseph's Health Care London through its affiliation with Western University and Fanshawe College is a leading research and teaching hospital. As an employee of St. Joseph's you will be expected to engage in role related teaching and research activities in addition to any of your clinical duties
Immunization Requirements
  • Provide documentation you have received two doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and a written commitment to follow any future Public Health recommendations and St. Joseph's Health Care London policies and processes related to Covid management in the workplace
  • Provide vaccination records or proof of immunity against measles, mumps, rubella and varicella (chicken pox)
  • Provide documentation of the Tuberculosis skin testing

Posting date: March 14, 2023
Submission deadline: March 20, 2023

Christine Davison, Human Resources

Your interest in this opportunity is appreciated.
Only those under consideration will be contacted.
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