Registered Practical Nurse - LOFT Community Services

Apr 20, 2024
Toronto, Ontario
DATE: March 20th, 2024
LOCATION:   Bathurst Street, Toronto ON
COMPENSATION: $56,806 - $72,368 annually prorated
LOFT Community Services is a unique and dynamic charitable organization that supports people living with complicated issues such as mental and physical health challenges, substance use challenges, poverty and homelessness. Serving approximately 19,633 annually and providing 1,861 units of supportive housing last year, LOFT is one of Ontario’s largest mental health service providers of its kind. LOFT is also recognized as a Nonprofit Employer of Choice™ Award (NEOC) recipient.

To help fulfill its mission, LOFT is hiring a Registered Practical Nurse on a full-time permanent basis.

Job Summary
As a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Registered Practical Nurse will be expected to ensure the safety and security of the resident environment, to practice in accordance with College of Nurses of Ontario professional standards, and the policies and procedures as defined by LOFT Community Services. The RPN will be responsible for working with individuals from diverse backgrounds, contributing to Enhanced Specialized Assisted Living Program development, participating in clinical supervision; and providing support to the physical, cognitive, mental health and social/recreational needs of older adults and seniors in a way that enhances their dignity and personal empowerment. 

What You Will Do
  • Conduct clinical assessments and develop nursing care plans for those served by the Bathurst program.
  • For RPOC clients would provide oversight, training and monitoring of delegated acts across at least 6 LOFT locations in the TC LHIN, providing timely and accurate record keeping and reports as required; 
  • Monitor RPNs’ nursing practice in collaboration with LOFT Program Directors and provide, in specific cases, direct nursing care with medications as defined by the College of Nursing Practice including – 
    • administration of medications through oral, subcutaneous, topical, natural body orifices, intracutaneous, tubing routes  
    • transcribing medical orders as given by physicians in writing or by telephone 
    • administration of routine medications including narcotics  
    • administration of routine p.r.n. medications, effect of such and identify when the order needs to be adjusted.
    • maintains security of medication system and storage 
    • orders medications as required and maintains MAR system.
    • follows all policy and procedures as outlined by the Pharmacy.
  • Assign and monitor delegation activities between RPNs and PSWs.
  • Provide training and supervision to PSWs in the performance of delegated and controlled acts for clients where direct RN involvement is most appropriate; 
  • Provide advice, coaching and support to staff regarding medical/healthcare questions and concerns where appropriate. 
  • Develop respectful and trusting relationships with clients using Recovery and Psychosocial Rehabilitation principles; 
  • Maintain strict confidentiality and follow all other required policies and procedures. 
  • Consistently interact with clients, staff, family members, other community agencies and partners in a professional manner that reflects favourably on LOFT Community Services.
  • Effectively participate as a member of the LOFT Team; attend staff/team meetings, client care conferences, other meetings etc. as required. 
  • Serve as back up to Registered Practical Nurses, as required. 
  • Attend and actively participate in all required training. 
  • Liaise, collaborate and coordinate with other professionals, service providers and partners within Enhanced Specialized Assisted Living Program and Right Place of Care. 
  • Follows standard infection control practices and enhanced precautions as instructed. 
  • Complete other duties, from time to time, as assigned by the Director, 
What You Bring:

Must Haves
  • Current registration with the College of Nurses of Ontario and able to practice without restrictions. 
  • Medication Administration Certification or completion of an RPN education preparation program that includes medication administration. 
  • Experience with vulnerable older adults and seniors with serious mental illness, cognitive, addiction and responsive behavioral challenges who have been longer term hospital patients. 
  • Knowledge and proven experience working with clients in a PSR (Psychosocial Rehabilitation) approach. 
  • Knowledge of social services and community services for adults and seniors. 
  • Knowledge of and experience in delivering direct services in accordance with psychosocial ‘recovery’ principles. 
  • Ability to organize and work with individuals and groups in the areas of assessment, problem solving and crisis management; Ability to interact with clients in a positive and supportive manner. 
  • Physically able to perform demanding body mechanics (i.e. lifting, transferring, Hoyer, etc.). 
  • First Aid and CPR certification. 
  • Good oral and written skills. 
  • Excellent computer skills. 
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment. 
  • Ability to communicate in a different language, an asset. 
  • Understanding of cultural competency and anti-oppression framework. 
  • Reflective of a multi-barriered group, as serviced by the program, a strong asset. 

What We Offer

  • A comprehensive compensation and benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and long-term disability.
  • Defined Benefits Pensions Plan
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program
  • E-learning program available all year round
  • Starting vacation time above minimum standard,
  • Additional paid personal and paid sick days.
  • Professional development budget available to help you nurture and shape your career
  • Corporate Gym membership rate with GoodLife Fitness
  • Access to Perkopolis, a comprehensive corporate discount program
  • Access to unlimited DEI trainings through partnership Canadian Centre for Diversity and Inclusion
  • Tuition reimbursement program
  • Maternity-leave top up program

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

LOFT Community Services is a values-driven organization with a deep belief that each person has the ability to grow and change. We value compassion, collaboration, and community delivered with dignity, innovation, and excellence. LOFT’s vision is that together, we can all live successfully in our community. Our client population reflects Ontario’s diverse community and it is LOFT’s goal to build a workforce who also reflects that diversity. LOFT believes there are many ways to develop skills and build experience and expertise. So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, you are encouraged to apply.

Note: All LOFT employees are required to be COVID-19 vaccinated as a condition of hire in accordance with LOFT’s Vaccination Policy; unless they are employed in or work regularly with staff who are employed in, non-client facing roles.
Note: A satisfactory vulnerable sector check (VSC) is also required.

CLOSING DATE: April 20th, 2024
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