Website Sunbeam Community and Developmental Services
Various Positions Available: PT and Casual
Are you an experienced Registered Nurse seeking change, growth and opportunity? Consider joining the Sunbeam community in the role of RN. Bring your experience, expertise, compassion and commitment to Sunbeam as you work with our team to enhance the quality of life of our persons served.
Sunbeam Community & Developmental Services is a non-profit, multi-site, multi-faceted organization that is committed to serving children, youth, adults, and seniors living with complex developmental, intellectual, behavioural, and/or physical disabilities.
Community Living Services (CLS) is one of three operating divisions of Sunbeam. CLS operates 21 residential care homes (group homes) and overnight respite sites, as well as a day programming, passport funded activities and a variety of therapeutic support services, resources and amenities for residential and community clients.
- Conduct comprehensive assessments for clients and assist with the creation and on-going updating of individualized Person-Centered Support Plans (PCSPs) which incorporate current medical needs, physical and mental health status, history, preventative health care strategies and ongoing health monitoring.
- Assess, plan, implement, document, evaluate, and revise plan of health care for individual clients according to Physician’s orders, and Person-centered Support Plans on an ongoing basis.
- Conduct formal and informal healthcare teaching to regulated and non-regulated healthcare providers, to research a wide range of health-related topics, to develop staff training packages, present workshops/seminars, and evaluate the learners’ mastery of the information (including the teaching, delegation and monitoring of controlled acts).
- Work collaboratively with The Multi-Disciplinary Team to identify, predict and prevent concerns, through diagnostic problem analysis, data collection, ongoing progress assessment, evaluation and the development of a relationship based on mutual respect of competency.
- Assist and support Staff & families to respond to the changing needs of clients with developmental disabilities who are aging and experiencing declining health.
- Provide direct healthcare teaching, to clients with developmental disabilities, about understanding their illnesses & bodies, nutrition, sexuality, medications, etc.
- Assist in the development & implementation of agency policies and procedures related to health/medical practices incorporating and CNO Professional Standards and Best Practice Guidelines.
- Advocate for directives when client care may be compromised; advocate for changes in directives to reflect current evidence-based practice.
- Review medication errors, providing direction, support and re-training as necessary.
Co-chair medication reviews and pharmacy audits for group homes.
- Manage, schedule and administer client immunizations as per “Canadian Recommended Immunization Schedule” and assist with organizing and implementing annual Influenza vaccine to clients and staff.
- Participates in continuing education, to maintain and expand current knowledge and skills; increasing skill sets in response to changing health needs of clients; developing annual individualized learning projects to ensure contemporary competencies.
- Review client Incident Reports and provide direction for direction where injury has occurred or could be prevented.
- Participate in orientation and on-going support and training of new and existing regulated and unregulated staff.
- Perform a liaison function between the agency and community physicians, pharmacists and other Health Disciplines, coordinating referrals, consultations, and follow-up appointments.
- Coordinate client Annual physicals and In-House physician assessments.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- The successful incumbent will be highly motivated, energetic, possess a positive attitude and be able to mentor and motivate others. He/she will have excellent leadership skills and encourage and deliver a high standard of care and support to all persons served.
- Current certificate of registration as a Registered Nurse in Ontario
- Current CPR/First Aid certificate
- B.Sc.N. or Nursing Diploma with relevant related experience
- Five years nursing experience using a consultative model in a community setting
- Broad base of clinical experience including:
- Extensive knowledge of range of developmental disabilities and associated risk factors and disorders
- Experience with the needs/issues of children and adults with developmentally disabilities with concurrent complex, psychiatric &physical challenges, across the full health-illness spectrum
- Health care teaching/training experience:
- Training needs assessment, research, course development and delivery, learner evaluation
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal skills, effective verbal/written, communication and consulting skills
- Strong computer skills and familiarity with electronic documentation
Excellent attendance record, dependable, dedicated, compassionate and flexible.
- Ability to work independently and as an integral part of a multi-disciplinary team
- Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation
What We Offer:
- Hiring Incentive program up to $5000 awarded to newly hired RN (applicable to terms and conditions)
- EAP available immediately to staff and their family
- Opportunities for Full Time Employment
How to apply: