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Registered Practical Nurse-RPN- BSU-Rouge Valley




Requisition # 2395913
Job Location Canada-Ontario-Toronto
Job Stream Medical/Healthcare~
Job Type Permanent, Full-Time
Number of Positions 5
Start Date of Employment ASAP
Posting Date 10-Mar-2023
Travel Required Not Required
Educational Requirements Bachelors Degree
Languages Required English
Job Description

Registered Practical Nurse (RPN)- BSU 


At Extendicare, we believe that working as a team and celebrating achievements creates an environment that allows us to reach our potential. As a valued member of our RPN team, you will provide care to residents in accordance with the standards of practice and offer leadership and guidance to the personal care staff. Extendicare offers rewarding and meaningful work  where you can enrich your life and the lives of others.  


The Behavioral Support Unit (BSU) is an integral part of the continuum of care to enhance the quality of life for the residents who are living with responsive behaviors and to provide support families with compassion and understanding during their stay on the BSU.


This position is for our Rouge Valley Home, located in Toronto, Ontario.  


Available opportunities include: Full-Time; Night shift


Extendicare is pleased to partner with HealthForceOntario (HFO) as an approved employer for the Community Commitment Program for Nurses (CCPN) which provides a $25,000 retention bonus to eligible nurses in exchange for a 24-month, full-time commitment.


What you’ll be doing 

  • Ensure resident care is provided with established nursing standards and principles, physicians’ orders and administrative policies, as well as observe, report and record vital signs, symptoms and conditions of residents, and initiate remedial health measures where appropriate. Assure observance of required techniques in nursing care.
  • Assess residents and develop, implement, review and evaluate resident care plans. Monitor residents’ health, note changes in condition and assess need for referral to doctors; process and implement physician orders.
  • Organize and direct functions and activities related to provision of care to residents including restorative care and palliative care as required. Interprets and implements established policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Plan, direct, supervise and evaluate the work of nursing and personal care staff assigned to the unit. Orient and train new personnel and may participate in in-service education. Monitor performance and conduct performance appraisal and refer problems to the Director of Care.
  • Understands and commitments to the BSU Model of Care and the principles of Behavioural Supports Ontario (BSO)
  • Protects resident’s rights and advocacy role for the resident and families
  • Provides resident focused care supported by evidence-based clinical practices
  • Implements best practices for dementia, delirium, depression and other mental health conditions based on scope of practice
  • Contributes to the assessment, evaluation and documentation of dementia, delirium, mental and physical health by applying the techniques of the Model of Care
  • Assess risks and escalate to the appropriate individuals and documents according to professional standards
  • Demonstrates trouble-shooting and problem-solving skills relative to the situation within the scope of practice
  • Utilizes critical thinking skills for the early detection, intervention, and prevention of responsive behaviours
  • Assess and implement non-pharmacological and therapeutic behavioural approaches
  • Understands pharmacological interventions, and their interactions, that are used to manage conditions that have behavioural components along the disease continuum
  • Collaborates and effectively communicates in interacting with residents, family members and other members of inter-professional teams, including community and primary care team members
  • To strategize, foster and enhance collaboration and communication amongst care partners
  • Demonstrates leadership, facilitation, coaching & mentoring skills
  • Other duties assigned

What you bring 

  • Extensive knowledge and skills working with individuals with various types of dementia, delirium, mental health or other neurological conditions and those who experience an acute behavioural change
  • Experience in long-term care preferred
  • Trained in P.E.I.C.E.S. Gentle Persuasive Approach, DementiAbility, etc. is preferred
  • Demonstrates enthusiasm, flexibility and ability to cope with change
  • Experience /familiarity with RAI documentation including assessments, Resident Assessment Protocols (RAPS) and care planning functions
  • Good understanding of Pharmacology-drugs used to manage those living with responsive behaviours
  • Good understanding of non-Pharmacological & therapeutic supportive measures approaches
  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario required
  • Registration or eligible for registration with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario
  • Comprehensive knowledge of nursing and health care practices, as well as knowledge in Infection Control Practices
  • Effective human relation skills and demonstrated commitment to working with seniors.
  • Effective communication skills and the ability to work independently and collaboratively are essential.
  • Vulnerable Sector Screening is required


What you’ll get 

  • Continuous mentorship, support for life-long learning and growth opportunities 
  • Employee Perks  
  • Recognition Programs  
  • Robust benefits package 


Extendicare is a leading provider of care and services for seniors throughout Canada. Through our network of over 115 operated senior care and living centres, as well as our home health care operations, we are committed to delivering care throughout the health care continuum to meet the needs of a growing seniors’ population in Canada. Our qualified and highly trained workforce of 23,700 individuals are united by a dedication to quality care and by our vision of being the best provider of senior care and services in Canada.




Interested Candidates can send their Resumes to the attention of:


Radhika Shastri, Assistant Director of Care, Extendicare Rouge Valley 

Email: radhika.shastri@extendicare.com 



In accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and Extendicare’s Policies on Accommodation, a request for accommodation will be accepted as part of Extendicare’s hiring process.



Extendicare recognizes the importance of immunization to protect our residents, patients, team members and visitors from COVID-19. As such, subject to medical exemptions, a condition of employment with Extendicare is requiring that all new hires have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.  

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