Community Support Registered Nurse (RN) - Community Living Victoria
Community Living Victoria (CLV) is a non-profit organization that has supported adults and children with intellectual disabilities in their home, and in the community for more than 65 years. CLV is a leader in our community and proudly maintains a rich and diverse workforce, with full acceptance and inclusiveness. We believe that embracing the diversity of all individuals, including but not limited to, race and ethnicity, religion, gender identity and expression, supports a work environment that is free from discrimination and is integral to the excellent services that we provide. Learn more at www.communitylivingvictoria.ca
We are currently hiring a permanent, Registered Nurse (RN) to support our community homes supporting individuals with complex healthcare needs. Hours of work will be 3pm-11pm-4on 2 off or 3on 3off rotation- some flexibility will be considered.
Under the overall direction of the RN Nurse Manager, or designate, the RN performs nursing practice described by, and measured against, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Standards of Practice for registered nurses in Community Living Victoria’s (CLV) Community Homes and other designated programs located throughout the Victoria region, with some shifts being scheduled out of the Twin Oaks location. The RN will work with the RN Nurse Manager to maintain health related documentation, perform Delegation of Task (DOT) Training, assess health care needs of individuals supported, and liaise with involved health care professionals and the individuals’ families. The RN will work at times with the LPN Manager to delegate some health-related responsibilities as per the scope of practice outlined in the Health Professions Act.
- Organizes and leads Delegation of Task and other relevant training with staff teams
- Conducts ongoing training and monitoring of medication administration in alignment with CLV’s Medication Administration policy
- A professional responsibility for the decision to delegate and the process of delegation, including ongoing supervision to assess the staff teams abilities to perform tasks.
- Maintains supportive relationships with each individual, their families, friends and advocates.
- Reviews current health care plans and health related protocols. Creates new health care plans in consultation with the Individual’s support team as per licensing regulations
- Attends health care plan reviews for individuals as requested by the Nurse Manager
- In complex circumstances, attend medical/dental appointments as requested
- Coordinates with hospitals in relation to discharge planning
- Conforms to regulatory requirements such as Licensing and adheres to CLV policies and procedures
- Participates on committees and special projects and/or initiatives as requested
- Performs nursing assessments on supported individuals as requested
- Liaises with relevant health care professionals, social workers, and community agencies (i.e. Public Trustee, Human Resources, CLBC), and maintains positive relationships with family and friends of the individuals in the home
- Maintains written documentation on all relevant and essential aspects of operations
- Performs nursing practice described by, and measured against, the BC College of Nurses and Midwives Standards of Practice for registered nurses
- Assists in reviewing and maintaining all health and safety protocols
- Makes clinical judgments on actual or potential health concerns, plans and performs interventions, and evaluates outcomes
- Adheres to the ethical standards of the nursing profession.
- Assumes primary responsibility for maintaining competence, fitness to practice and acquiring new knowledge and skills.
- To be available, in select circumstances, to provide nursing assessments, interventions, and delegations to other CLBC service agencies in the Victoria area
- Provides ongoing assessment of Community Support Worker skills and abilities as it pertains to individuals health care procedures
- Other related duties as directed by the Nurse Manager, Executive Director (ED) or Program Directors
- Graduate of an accredited Registered Nursing Program and a member in good standing with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives
- A valid BC driver’s license, appropriate vehicle insurance, and ability to travel in the Greater Victoria region
Completion of mandatory pre-employment credentials and references including (but not limited to) valid CPR and First Aid Certificate (approved by Licensing), TB test and Criminal Record Check
Attributes and Competencies:
- Ability to communicate effectively with individuals, staff, families, professionals and community both verbally and in writing
- Ability to train effectively and evaluate delegation of tasks
- Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively
- Provides positive support to individuals, staff, and families
- Shows commitment to ongoing professional development
- Demonstrates strong problem-solving abilities, organizational and time management skills
- Demonstrates a supportive, positive attitude towards community living and it principles
- Demonstrated ability to work with computers, i.e. email, MS Word, MS Excel, and other software programs such as ShareVision and Inclusion
- Ability to ensure that program delivery complies with Association policies, procedures and philosophies
This position requires a moderate level of physical fitness as assistance with daily activities, which include transferring, repositioning, and assistance with mobility may be required.