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Registered Practical Nurse - LOFT Community Services

Nov 30, 2023
Toronto, Ontario
LOCATION: Toronto, ON – The Path Home
COMPENSATION: $27.12/hour
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 abuse, poverty and homelessness. Serving approximately 10,000 annually and providing 1,733 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.
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.
  • Provides 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
  • Identifying changes in appearance/behaviors, reporting physical and mental health concerns, unusual or exceptional occurrences and behaviors.
  • Participating in service planning and development of personal goals for clients to transition to their permanent discharge location.
  • Providing support with behaviors arising from cognitive issues, intervening in conflicts between residents, and contacting appropriate emergency services in crisis situations.
  • Maintaining all records of service and ensuring supplies and equipment are readily available.
  • Liaising with physicians, pharmacists and other health care providers regarding client care.
  • Advising, coaching and supporting staff regarding medical/healthcare questions and concerns.
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.
Nice to Have
  • 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.
We believe there are many different ways of developing skills, and we love diverse
experiences! So even if you don’t “tick all the boxes” but think you’d thrive in this role, we encourage you 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: Until Filled
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