Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) – Central Brampton FHT

Registered Practical Nurse ( RPN ) The Central Brampton FHT is physician-led and uses an interdisciplinary, collaborative model of practice to provide comprehensive primary care. This 0.5 FTE, permanent Registered Practical Nurse role will see you performing laboratory processing and handling of specimens for delivery to the laboratory and other relevant duties. As a Registered Practical Nurse, you will:
  • Provide venipunctures to take blood for lab tests
  • Process specimens and send them to the laboratory
  • Take vital signs
  • Perform Electrocardiograms
  • Act as the first contact to the Doctor once in the exam room
  • Meet with physicians to discuss patients' needs, when necessary
  • Participate in program planning activities
  • Participate in monthly clinical meetings
Your profile will include:
  • Current Certificate of Competence as a Registered Practical Nurse from the College of Nurses of Ontario
  • College diploma from a Registered Practical Nursing Program
  • At least 2 years of related patient care experience in a clinic or hospital setting
  • Ability and skills to perform venipuncture procedures
  • Ability to take vital signs
  • Knowledge of laboratory specimens processing
  • Knowledge of primary care delivery, with an emphasis on health promotion
  • Knowledge of computer programs such as MS Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Knowledge of electronic medical records ( EMR ) and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Current First Aid and CPR certificates
  • Excellent multi-tasking and communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team
Who we are Family Health Teams (FHTs) use a patient-centred approach to primary health care that brings together doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners and other health-care professionals to co-ordinate the highest possible quality of care for patients – when they need it, as close to home as possible. FHTs are a key component of Ontario’s health-care plan to reduce wait times, improve access to doctors and nurses, and keep Ontarians healthy. To find out more and to apply For more information about Family Health Teams, visit www.health.gov.on.ca/transformation/fht/fht_mn.html. To submit your resume and cover letter, by November 8, 2013, contact Central Brampton Family Health Team at cbfht@cbfht.ca. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.