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Registered Practical Nurse – Various Positions Available

Website City of Thunder Bay

The Corporation of the City of Thunder Bay has a rewarding opportunity for a Registered Practical Nurse!

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Work Location: Thunder Bay

Thunder Bay is the largest community on Lake Superior. With a census metropolitan area population of 123,258 (Census 2021), it is the most populous municipality in Northwestern Ontario. Deeply rooted with European and Indigenous cultures, Thunder Bay is the sixth most culturally diverse community of its size in North America. The Community values a high quality of life and promotes a clean, green, beautiful and healthy community that provides economic opportunity, respects diversity and provides affordable and safe neighborhoods that are accessible to all.

Thunder Bay is a vibrant community and is the region’s commercial, administrative, and medical hub. From trees to transportation to the new frontier for research, health and life sciences, the community stands for hard work and innovation. The City by the Bay is home to 38 elementary schools, three middle schools, eight secondary schools, two private schools, an adult education facility, a post-secondary college and a university institution that provides a medical school and a law school.

As a four-season outdoor paradise Thunder Bay is the sunniest city in eastern Canada with an average of 2121 hours of bright sunshine each year. It is also one of the most dynamic “Cultural Capitals of Canada”. Residents and visitors of Thunder Bay enjoy the har­mony of a city rich in wide-open green spaces, parks and wilderness – and a major centre for visual and performing arts, and culture.

If you truly enjoy the advantages of work life balance that a smaller city provides in a large organizational setting, then come join us!

If you already live here, we can’t wait for you to join our team!

The Opportunity

As a Registered Practical Nurse, assumes the team leader role of the Resident Home Area including resident care, staff, and the environment within the RPN scope of practice; provides optimum individualized resident care in accordance with the Standards of Nursing Practice, College of Nurses of Ontario, and long-term care legislation.

This role reports to the Clinical Manager with the following accountabilities:

·         As a valued member of the team, the Registered Practical Nurse demonstrates a commitment to resident safety by providing quality care in accordance with the Pioneer Ridge vision, mission, and caring philosophy.

·         Plans, implements, coordinates, and evaluates the nursing care of the residents to meet their physical, psychological, emotional, cultural, spiritual, and social needs.

·         Completes all required documentation including assessment, care plans, medical documentation, MDS and RAI.

·         Encourages resident participation and family support in activities of daily living and participates in the provision of health promotion.

·         Creates a comfortable and safe environment that provides for opportunities for privacy, dignity, autonomy, independence and individuality and maintenance of personal lifestyle, values, and resident rights.

·         Demonstrates clinical skills by recognizing the importance of maintaining resident independence through promotion and encouragement of their involvement in Activities of Daily Living.

Ideal Candidate

·         Current unrestricted certificate of competence (registration in good standing) as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario and proof of current Basic Cardiac Life Support.

·         Knowledge of long-term care legislation; specifically, the Long Term Care Home Act as well as the Residents Bill of Rights

·         Experience in Long Term Care or gerontology

·         Ability to identify, understand, and meet/exceed the requirements of internal and external customers

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) Commitment Incentive

Registered Practical Nurses (RPNs) who join our team and make a 24-month commitment to Pioneer Ridge may be eligible to receive $8,000 through our RPN Commitment Incentive Program. RPNs may receive $4,000 after completing their first 2,080 hours and another $4,000 after completing additional 2,080 hours.

Why Pioneer Ridge?

Comprised of 200+ staff, who are highly skilled and trained, Pioneer Ridge provides 150 Long Term Care beds and is a place for residents to live well. Residents are treated equally in a setting of compassion and care, through quality nursing care, life enrichment programs, balanced nutrition, and social and spiritual opportunities.

Since 2018, Pioneer Ridge is a recognized Best Practice Spotlight Organization with the Registered Nurses’ Association of Ontario; and has also been accredited by the Canadian Council on Health Services, which is a testament to the quality of care and services that are provided to residents.

Watch this video to experience life as an employee at Pioneer Ridge: Day in the life of a RPN

Why Work for the City of Thunder Bay (CTB)?

When you work for the City of Thunder Bay, you are part of our team, and here you can:

·         Experience your importance,

·         Unleash your potential,

·         Know your work matters,

·         Embrace diversity,

·         Make a difference,

·         Join a dedicated team, and

·         Build community.

Learn more about the top reasons to work at the CTB:  CTB Careers

Great Benefits

As an employee with the Corporation, you will be in receipt of the following amazing benefits:

·         Great competitive salary

·         Fantastic matching pension plan (optional for part-time & casual employment)

·         Awesome commitment incentive (as indicated above)

·         Supportive employee family assistance program (EFAP)

·         Excellent employee wellness program

·         Healthy Staffing Pattern (nurse to patient ratio)

·         Fun place to work – staff appreciation events, recognition days, BBQs, luncheons etc.

·         Great team work environment – have other professional & experienced staff to work with regularly

·         Amazing, dedicated team who are very focused on providing exceptional resident care

·         Opportunity to provide meaningful work

·         Fantastic tuition reimbursement program (full-time employment)

·         Advantageous voluntary leave purchase plan (full-time employment)

·         Great paid vacation and holidays (full-time employment)

·         Great corporate training & leadership development

·         Great career progression opportunities – career path to grow into supervisory/managerial role

How to Apply

We can’t wait for you to join us and be a part of our team!

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