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Location:
Toronto, ON, Canada
Posted:
January 13, 2020

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Registered Practical Nurse

Highlights of Qualifications

Over 10 years of experience as Registered Practical Nurse in various health care settings

Current general certificate of registration as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario

Registered Practical Nurse diploma achieved from George Brown College

Successfully trained and obtained RAP / MDS Certificate for the Ministry of Health

Valid First Aid and CPR Certificate, Palliative Care Certificate Level 1 and 2

Prevention and Management of Aggressive Behaviour training achieved at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and also willing to obtain the CPI NVCI certificate within three months of hire

Strong communication, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving and crisis intervention skills demonstrated over the years of experience

Demonstrates understanding of contribution to patient and staff safety

Commitment to providing an exceptional experience for staff and clients within a challenging and exciting health care environment

Work Experience & Skills

Registered Practical Nurse

Conduct Folstein Mini-Mental State Examination and Geriatric Depression Scale assessment

Understanding the Glasgow Coma Scale to verify changes in the level of consciousness as an extreme indicator of neurological status

Control, prepare, manage, administer and evaluate medication and treatments

Diabetes management – Point of Care Testing and insulin administration

Recognize, note and relate symptoms to the seven stages of Alzheimer’s and other mental illnesses and provide therapy accordingly

Responsible for constant-close observation of in-patients

Constant monitoring and accounting for clients who wander off on amber alert

Palliative, holistic respite and wound care management

Infection control – hand hygiene, MRSA, VRE screening and contact precaution

Oxygen therapy – nasal prong and face mask application

Risk Management – observe patients during intensive observation, lock seclusion and assess risks, needs, security and their comfort level

Monitor vital signs, respiratory, neurological and general health assessment

Assess weight, record dietary intake, output results and supervise patients during mealtime

Conduct inter-professional plan of client care

Identify and document major personality, behavioural changes, progress, all assessments, observations, planning and evaluation for communication purposes and future reference

Implement physical and chemical restraints, follow safety guidelines and evaluate its effectiveness

Client and family support – assist with coping skills and managing stressful situations

Team planning to create a calm, safe, secure environment and promote adequate sleep and rest

Help co-ordinate Integrated Rehabilitation during the recovery process and at discharge planning

Specimen collection for diagnostic analysis

Wound care, colostomy care, intra muscular, subcutaneous injections

Infuse fluid and monitor intravenous therapy

Conduct care assessment of in-patients affected by complex chronic and acute health status

Crisis intervention – investigate and utilize prevention techniques to manage aggressive behaviours

Work History

Registered Practical Nurse, Frontline Health Care, Mississauga Current

Caregiver for family member (cancer patient) 2016 – 2018

Provided personal support and palliative care to family member who had stage 4 cancer

Registered Practical Nurse Jan 2012 – Nov 2015

Sienna Senior Living, Toronto, ON

Registered Practical Nurse June 2007 – Oct 2011

Kensington Gardens Health Centre, Toronto, ON

Education & Professional Development

Registered Practical Nurse Diploma, George Brown College, Toronto 2005

Quality Assurance Certificate, the College of Nurses of Ontario 2010

Palliative Care Certificate, Kensington Gardens Health Centre 2008

Wound Care Certificate, Smith and Nephews 2008

References Available on Request



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