Care. Compassion. Love. Respect.
Pretty much sums up the needs of those who live and work in our long-term care centres. Our Long Term Care Services Plan will guide our work over the next 4 years and plays a key role in the Region of Peel’s vision of Community for Life.
What's an Absolute Requirement? Compassion, Energy with Knowledge of problem-solving approaches related to behavioral de-escalation and Leadership skills to implement the Responsive Behaviour Program. To deliver integrated, person-centred care in an engaged workplace, come join our family as a BSON Support Nurse and make a positive difference in people’s lives!
Behavioral Supports Ontario Nurse (BSON)
Duration: up to six (6) months
Reporting to Director of Care (or designate) you will be responsible for the provision of quality, resident-centered care based on the College of Nurses of Ontario and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Standards, the Regional Values, code of conduct, policies and procedures, and best practice guidelines
You will provides nursing care in accordance with the College of Nurses of Ontario' Standards of Practice and applies the Nursing Process within the behavioural assessment of each resident/client, and the development, implementation and evaluation of plan of care
You will provide behavioural support, guidance, and leadership to the interdisciplinary team to lead and implement the Responsive Behaviour Program
Complete behavioural assessments, evaluate residents, and collaborate with the interdisciplinary team to develop, communicate and implement strategies for appropriate resident behaviour management
Participate in quality improvement initiatives to support the ongoing responsive behavioural program development and evaluation, including the completion and submission of reporting requirements
Current certificate of competence as a Registered Practical Nurse with the College of Nurses of Ontario, one to two years’ experience working in geriatric care or Long-term care, current CPR and First Aid Certification, understanding of the normal aging processes and the impacts of dementia
Knowledge of dementia, delirium, complex mental health conditions and effective care strategies as they relate to the LHIN and Behaviour Supports Ontario. Experience working with older adults presenting with or at risk for responsive behaviours that may be associated with substance abuse and other neurological conditions
Experience with GPA, PIECES, U-First, Montessori, Dementiability, pharmacological agents, interactions and adverse effects in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
Understanding of pharmacological agents, interactions and adverse effects in managing behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD)
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills for early detection, intervention, prevention and implementation of effective approaches to responsive behaviours
Effective oral and written communication skills to communicate professionally with residents, clients, staff, visitors, volunteers and medical professionals
Proficient computer skills for reporting purposes
Physically able to perform all delegated duties
Location: 525 Main Street North, Brampton (Peel Manor - LTC)
Hours of work: Various shifts, including days, evening, nights, weekends and holidays
If this opportunity matches your qualifications and experience, please apply online and complete the attached questionnaire
Please note: Successful candidates hired to work within any of The Region of Peel’s Long Term Care Homes are required to provide the following information prior to hire:
Vulnerable Sector Police Check
TB Skin Testing
The Region of Peel serves more than 1.4 million residents and approximately 173,000 businesses in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga. We deliver a wide range of resident focused services across the Region.
Our 20-year vision for Peel is “Community for Life.” Our goal is to create a place where everyone enjoys a sense of belonging and has access to the services and opportunities needed to thrive in each stage of their lives. Our 2015-2035 Strategic Plan outlines the work we're focused on to bring this vision to life.
To learn more about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca.
At the Region of Peel, we respect diversity and treat one another in ways that are fair, courteous and compassionate, recognizing everyone’s contributions. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. The Region of Peel is committed to providing accommodations throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.
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