RNs provide guidance and direction to the interdisciplinary team by scheduling and adjusting clients, residents, assignments and monitoring and following up on the work of others.
They coordinate and supervise others who deliver direct client/patient/resident care by assigning, directing, coordinating, supervising and evaluating the work of others in their provision of direct basic care, lifts and transfers, treatments and procedures. They also perform direct resident care, providing nursing treatments and assessments, including distribution of medications, guided by the philosophy, policies, programs and procedures of the facility. They will also work with and assist Professional Practice Leader in establishing nursing care standards by gathering and providing input into the standards; communicating to staff and implementing standards by integrating them into nursing practice and by educating others. Their direct resident care involves initiating care plans, attending and participating in care conferences, and liaising with physicians, family members and community agencies, regarding resident care needs.
RNs will hold a current practicing registration with R.N.A.B.C./R.P.N.A.B.C.; baccalaureate Degree in Nursing and two years recent, related experience in gerontological nursing which includes experience in supervision. They also hold a valid certificate for survival First Aid Course and valid certificate for CPR Level C.
RNs possess the ability to communicate with and promote good interpersonal relationships with residents, families, physicians and all levels of staff; are good at communicating effectively both verbally and in writing, bring supervisory experience and have a strong problem solving and conflict resolution techniques. They are also great at organizing and prioritizing their work and the work of others and have the ability to perform work requiring physical effort and can operator various medical equipment.