RPN – Foot Care 

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  • Post Date: December 21, 2017
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Job Overview
Bayshore Home Health – Pembroke, ON

Part-time
JOB SUMMARY

The Licensed/Registered Practical Foot Care Nurse, under the direction of the immediate Supervisor, establishes, monitors and delivers foot care to clients in a home setting as per the nursing care plan and in accordance with all required internal and external professional practice standards. As required, s/he provides support to Unlicensed/Unregistered employees involved in direct client care.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide client care by utilizing the skills of observation, assessment, nursing diagnosis, counseling and health teaching; nurse in charge in the setting and, if required, to the immediate Supervisor at the branch office.
  • Provide care according to the established care plan ensuring that, on an ongoing basis, the emotional, spiritual, physical comfort and safety of clients are met to the greatest possible extent; care must be within the scope of practice of a Licensed/Registered Practical Foot Care Nurse.
  • Perform routine nursing duties in accordance with company policies and procedures and Standards of Nursing Practice as defined by the provincial licensing body.
  • Perform specialized nursing procedures specifically to foot care for which recognized training and current competency can be demonstrated.
  • Observe and document client conditions and changes following proper standards and in accordance with professional and Bayshore Home Health standards.
  • Understand and implement infection prevention practices while specifically adhering to care standards as it relates to foot care, and diabetic foot care.
  • Participate in ongoing internal and/or external continuing education activities.
  • Adhere to Bayshore Policies and Procedures.
  • Participate in quality activities and continuous improvement initiatives in keeping with the company’s Quality Management System.
  • Participates in proactive Health & Safety activities while performing all duties. Is responsible to notify immediate Supervisor of any Health & Safety risks or concerns.
  • Maintains confidentiality of client and corporate information and discusses same only with appropriate Bayshore personnel.
  • Complete other tasks as requested.

Education:

Graduation from an accredited Licensed/Registered Practical Nursing Program; current registration with the provincial licensing body. Basic and Advanced Footcare Certification is required.

Experience:

Previous experience in the acute care sector; demonstrated clinical competencies related to the provision of foot care, previous experience with Geriatric and Diabetic populations considered an asset; positive interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively both verbally and written; critical thinking and analytical skills; decision making skills; ability to prioritize; clinical certificates considered an asset. Other Skills and Abilities: Exceptional interpersonal skills and ability to handle difficult situations in an objective consistent format; ability to work independently and as part of a team; able to perform and prioritize multiple functions and tasks; able to stand, bend, squat, kneel and reach freely; able to freely lift 23 kilograms; able to assist clients with standing, walking, sitting and rolling in bed; able to read and interpret technical instructions related to client care; able to visually and auditorially observe and assess clients; ability to travel; evidence of current CPR certification.

Job Type: Part-time

Job Location:

  • Pembroke, ON

Required education:

  • Bachelor’s

Required experience:

  • Foot Care: 1 year

Required language:

  • French

Required license or certification:

  • RPN

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