Year: 2022

Competition # 420-22-12-14-22 Temp FT (18mos ) LPN Position

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

 Competition #:420-22-12-14- 22          Job Title:         Licensed Practical Nurse

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: December 14, 2022     Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Full Time

 (tentative end date June 26, 2024)

subject to change)

Union:   UNIFOR

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

LPN Skills & Abilities Required: refer to LPN (Job) Description on website www.rkmacdonald.ca

Qualifications required – LPN at an accredited School/College of nursing.  Current license with the CLPNS (College of License Practical Nurses of NS).  Minimum of 1-year experience with Medication Administration.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.  Recent experience as Team Lead or Supervisor of CCA staff/equivalent preferred.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS required.  Regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Hours of Work (Subject to change)

Rotational hours

Days & Night/ weekends shift hrs. (7am – 7 pm and/or & 7 pm -7am)

Salary: $28.18.01-$31.3240/ hr.(based on Union Contract Scale and on experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (can deferred for 3 mos.)

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (528 for LPN)

Health Benefits – yes (Health (Travel), Dental, Life (in a position 1 yr. or more)

Corporate Gym Rate – Good life

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition# 420-23-12-14-22 Temp FT Licensed Practical Nurse

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

 Competition #:420-23-12-14- 22          Job Title:         Licensed Practical Nurse

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: December 14, 2022     Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Full Time

 (tentative end date March 31, 2023)

subject to change)

Union:   UNIFOR

Applications are accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

LPN Skills & Abilities Required: refer to LPN (Job) Description on website www.rkmacdonald.ca

Qualifications required – LPN at an accredited School/College of nursing.  Current license with the CLPNS (College of License Practical Nurses of NS).  Minimum of 1-year experience with Medication Administration.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.  Recent experience as Team Lead or Supervisor of CCA staff/equivalent preferred.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS required.  Regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Hours of Work (Subject to change)

Rotational hours

Days & Night/ weekends shift hrs. (7am – 7 pm and/or & 7 pm -7am)

Salary: $28.18.01-$31.3240/ hr.(based on Union Contract Scale and on experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (can deferred for 3 mos.)

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (528 for LPN)

Health Benefits – NA

Corporate Gym Rate – Good life

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition # 420-25-12-15-22 Temp FT Continuing Care Assistants

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-25 12-15 -22                      Job Title:         Continuing Care Assistant

                       Dept.:  Nursing                                 Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: December 15 2022                  Close Date:   Open until filled

Reg/Temp:   Temporary                 Full/Part                Full-time         (8 Vacancies) 

Union:       CAW/UNIFOR

Tentative end date: undetermined  (subject to change)
Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 267 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications required – Provincial certification in Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities required refer to CCA (Job) Description on R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website www.rkmacdonald.ca

            Hours of Work (subject to change) (Rotations: LW/SW/ DDNN/SWLW)

Salary

$22.1153-$23.9767/ hour plus weekend and night premiums

(According to experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80 biweekly

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – NA

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition# 420-24-12-15-22 Perm FT Continuing Care Assistant

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

 Competition #:420-24 12-15 -22                      Job Title:         Continuing Care Assistant

                       Dept.:  Nursing                                 Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: December 2022                        Close Date:   Open until filled

Reg/Temp:   Permanent Positions                             Full/Part                Full-time         (4 Vacancies) 

Union:       CAW/UNIFOR

 (subject to change)
Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 267 staff in various Departments.

Qualifications required – Provincial certification in Continuing Care Assistant (CCA). Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities required refer to CCA (Job) Description on R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website www.rkmacdonald.ca

            Hours of Work (subject to change) ( Rotations: LW/SW/ DDNN/SWLW)

Salary

$22.1153-$23.9767/ hour  plus weekend and night premiums

(According to experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80 biweekly

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – Health (Travel), Dental, LTD, Life, and optionals

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Closing Statement Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Competition #490-07-11-18-22 Repost Temp FT General Worker (Houskeeping)

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

                   Competition #:490-07-11-18-22                                            Job Title:              General Worker (Housekeeping)

Dept.:   Environmental Service                                  Start Date:          December 5, 2022

Repost #1

Posted Date: December 10, 2022                              Close Date:        December 17, 2022

Reg/Temp: Full – time                                                    Full/Part:             Temporary

Tentative end date March 13, 2023 (subject to change)

Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 290 staff in various Departments.

The General Worker provides general housekeeping services to maintain a clean, sanitary, comfortable and tidy environment for the Home.

Education, Training, and Experience

Good physical health (physical stamina and mobility including ability to reach, kneel and bend; ability to lift, push and pull required load (usually about 30lbs)  Ability to work independently and with others, ability to follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive tasks.   Grade 12 Education, experience in housekeeping or laundry preferred, but not required.

Qualifications/Skills Required: Good physical health, ability to work independently with others, ability to

follow verbal and written instructions, ability to learn the operation of equipment, ability to perform repetitive

task.  Grade 12 Education, experience in housekeeping or Laundry preferred, but not required. Regular

and consistent attendance is essential.

Please: Refer to General Worker (housekeeping) Job Description for complete listing on our website

www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

–Full Time

Hours –Rotation that includes weekends (8-am-8pm, 8am-4 – 7am-3) (subject to change)

Hours flexible as need arises

Salary

$18.3835-$18.6795 per current contract rate (according to experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (Can deferred for 3mos, if not previously in plan)

Vacation, holiday

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528 hr. Probation Period)

Health Benefits – NA (Less than 1 yr.)

Good Life – Corp Rate

Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  These are UNIFOR bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

Lights of Love Christmas Campaign 2022 Begins

Join us in celebrating Christmas this year by helping the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home light its tree with bulbs dedicated to love. This is the 25th year that our “Lights of Love” Christmas tree will be lit to honour individuals in whose name donations have been made. Those honoured do not have to be residents of the R.K.

Your donation will be used to “Enhance the Journey of Life” to the residents of the R. K. MacDonald Nursing Home. This will include comforts in the dining areas and comfortable furniture in the common spaces for residents and guests consistent with a home like atmosphere.

You can dedicate a bulb in memory of a deceased loved one or honour someone presently in your life. There is no limit to the number of bulbs you can purchase. In addition to a tax receipt for your donation, you can receive a card to send to anyone you have honoured.

It is at 7:00pm on Sunday December 4, 2022 and the tree on the front lawn of the RK MacDonald Nursing Home will be lit at that time. All dedications will be entered in a “Lights of Love Memorial Book” that will be on display in the R.K. Chapel throughout the upcoming year.

For more information or to donate in support of the campaign, please visit the Lights of Love page.

Clinical Support

Please note:  This is not a job listing, this is a job description. For current opportunities click here.

POSITION: Clinical Support
DEPARTMENT: Nursing
RESPONSIBLE TO: Director of Clinical Services

The Clinical Support develops and facilitates the supervision of current and future nursing students working in the role of CCA (Continuing Care Assistant).  Clinical Support will impart knowledge, experience, and skillset to nursing students to improve clinical practice in nursing. The provision of support to focus on the R.K. MacDonald’s Mission, Vision and Core Values as well as best and emerging practice in geriatric care. In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, Clinical Support serves as a role model; as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, and represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.

KEY RESPONSIBLITIES

1. Facilitate and oversee nursing students clinical placement (orientation/ mentoring) based on skill needs of student.

  • Coordinates assignment of CCA Mentor with assistance of HR Coordinator.
  • Supervises and provides support to all student nurses during clinical placement to determine educational needs and growth opportunities.
  • Plans and coordinates extra one on one support or activities to enhance skills as required.
  • Provides clarification of clinical practices, documentation and treatment plans for residents.

2. Evaluates and documents training, mentorship, and educational process’s outcomes.

  • Ongoing shift supervision and provides support in the provision of Care as needed.
  • Provides constructive feedback on nursing student performance to decide on such things as: needs more mentorship, good fit can proceed, or not in the PLAR program
  • Conducts Performance Reviews as student progresses through i.e. PLAR (On site Education Program) students, mid-way and end of mentorship (2 mos. with CCA Mentor)
  • Upon a successful completion organizes date of placement on own rotation and submits CAT Tool signed to HR to start PLAR Phase I application.
  • Acts as a Proctor for Module Tests for PLAR Students as necessary onsite.
  • Assist HR to monitor and motivate the PLAR students to ensure completion all components of the CCA Program from a recognized education provider meet set deadlines and set them up to successfully pass the provincial certification examination.
  • Conducts Audits as required i.e. care, bath, etc.

3. Communication: through personal behavior and interactions, and consistently demonstrates a humanistic, affiliative approach to relationships:

  • Within department, with other team members and with union representatives
  • In all interactions, within and while representing the facility
  • With all Residents and families
  • While establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships
  • Maintain confidentiality with resident, staff, and all matters concerning the Home.
  • Creates an effective and encouraging learning environment
  • Visible and accessible to staff
  • Build relationships with staff and assist them in identifying skill and educational needs and supports
  • Communicate person centered philosophy. That which is a holistic social model of care, which considers the person and their families to be at the center of the care and services provided.

4. Orientation and Skills/ Education

  • Coordinate an effective on boarding experience via Department Orientation and within the Clinical Experience.
  • Ensure Education is provided on Safe Lifting and Transfer Training and Transfer Codes.
  • Initiate, plan, training and educational programs as required for students in PLAR program based upon needs assessments conducted in each department
  • Ensures quality educational experiences to prepare the nursing workforce.
  • Clarification of Nursing Terms, Proper Bed Making, Equipment, Personal Care, Bathing, Documentation, and Transfer techniques, etc. as necessary.
  • Where necessary assists staff with one on one education in regards to performance, or policy or arranges same as deemed necessary by the Departmental Director.
  • Coordinates with IPAC Nurse training necessary for Infection Prevention.

5. Contributes to Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Nursing Department

  • Understands the CCA Scope of Practice and Competency Framework that defines the CCA Scope of Practice.
  • Provide feedback as need on CCA Program Framework as a resource for evaluating and refining the existing education to ensure the relevance of the CCA curriculum.
  • Establish systems to monitor effectiveness of clinical orientation program.

6. Participates in Committees/teams as required

7. Other duties as may be required.

CORE COMPETENCIES:

  • Resident centered focus (builds positive family relations)
  • Communication (adapts communication to others)
  • Conflict Management (anticipates and addresses sources of potential conflict)
  • Self & Community Awareness (recognizes emotions & being pro-active)
  • Teamwork (fosters Teamwork) Ability to work successfully with all levels in a team environment

SKILLS

  • Demonstrated Clinical Nursing skills
  • Must have good oral and written communication skills.
  • Must have great interpersonal skills.
  • Must possess critical thinking skills.
  • Must have organizational and mentoring skills.
  • Must possess relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to assess and identify the learning needs of staff and recommend appropriate educational programs to meet those needs
  • Experience in the MS Office suite of programs is an asset
  • Demonstrated leadership in a unionized environment
  • Knowledgeable in providing Personal Care
  • Scope of Practice and CCA Competency Framework
  • Recent training in Safe Lifting & Handling Transfer Training & knowledge of Transfer Codes

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

  • Graduate from CCA (Continuing Care Assistant) Program
  • Registered in CCA Registry of NS
  • Or Graduate of an accredited LPN school with pharmacological training
  • Licensed with the CLPNNS
  • Certification in CPR, WHMIS, Food Handlers, Dementia/Alzheimer, Palliative care courses and Gentle Persuasion Approach (GPA)
  • Minimum of three years clinical experience
  • Teaching experience would be an asset
  • Mentor or Instructor Certification an asset

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE

  • Recent clinical experience, including medication administration and leadership duties
  • Experience in geriatric LTC setting an asset

Competition # 20-08-13-22 Perm FT Registered Nurse

R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home, 64 Pleasant Street, Antigonish NS B2G 1W7

 Competition #:420-20-08-13-22                       Job Title:         Registered Nurse

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: August 13, 2022           Close Date:     Open until filled

          Reg/Temp: Permanent                       Full/Part:        2 Full Time

          subject to change

            Union: NSNU

Applications accepted until 4:00 PM on the Closing Date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs approx. 270 staff in various Departments.

RN Skills & Abilities required – Key focus areas are Leadership, Care Standards Consistency, Team Coordination, and Delivery of Competent Nursing Care. 

Qualifications required – RN or BScN at an accredited School/College of Nursing.  Current registration with the College of Registered Nurses of NS.  Recent experience in geriatric setting preferred.    Demonstrate competency in team building, conflict resolution, delegation, and leadership.  Current CPR certification required with annual updates and annual WHMIS required.  Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

See Complete RN Job Description on the home’s website for Registered Nurse @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

Rotational Hours –12 hr. Days & Nights and Weekends

Salary: Based on Service years on NSNU current scale (or experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (Can defer for three (3) mos.)

Vacation, holiday – Yes

Sick benefits- yes following probation period (720 hrs.)

Health Benefits – Health (Travel), Dental, Life, LTD Mandatory and Optionals available

Gym Membership – Corporate Rate available with Good life

 Closing Statement

Thank you for your interest in this position. Only those Applicants selected for an interview to be contacted. Interviews held within two weeks of closing date.  This is NSNU bargaining unit positions. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions. The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home provides patient centred care to 136 residents with approximately 290 care partners. The home is filled with people who care deeply about providing excellent resident care and who are committed to creating a safe work environment.  As per the COVID-19 Mandatory Vaccination Protocol in High-Risk Settings, Nova Scotia Health requires all team members to be fully vaccinated by November 30th, 2021.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free environment. The R.K. MacDonald is an inclusive employer who supports diversity, equality, and reconciliation.  Our goal is to be a workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the people we serve.  We welcome people from all ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, age, religion, and physical and mental abilities.  We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Successful Applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to Human Resources before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment. In addition, proof of applicable education and or certification is required as a condition of employment. Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to: Jacqueline Delorey HR 902-863-2578 Ext.292 Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

COVID Update – July 6th, 2022

As you are likely aware, the Nova Scotia Government is recommending further loosening of COVID management guidelines for long term care facilities. Before we can get into their recommendations, let’s have a look at what we learned during the latest COVID-19 outbreak:

  • Residents: 38 residents were COVID positive – fortunately, they were all vaccinated and most had very mild symptoms
  • Staff: 25 staff were required to isolate due to contracting COVID-19
  • Significant staff stress due to the necessity to fully gown, glove, mask and shield in order to provide care to our residents

Based on our recent experience, we acknowledge the impact a COVID-19 outbreak has on our residents, families and staff. Our response to today’s Government recommendations reflect our ability to support the safeguards we will continue to implement to reduce the likelihood of future outbreaks.

Outbreak Update:

  • Outbreaks have been declared over in Cobblestone, Thistledown, Tanglewood, Maple Ridge and Brambleberry
  • Martha’s Place remains in a Suspected Outbreak situation – see visitation guidelines below.

Screening:

  • Our Main Entrance screening practices are under review, however they will remain in place and include temperature checks and signing in

Visitation: Non Outbreak Care Area

  • DCG’s, family and friends are all welcome to visit your loved ones here at the RK
  • 3 visitors in a private living area, 2 visitors in a semi private resident room at one time
  • There are no restrictions on where your visits can take place – indoors or outdoors – our gardens are in full bloom!
  • Please do not bring food or drink for yourself as masks must remain on at all times for indoor visits
  • Mask are encouraged for outdoor visits while maintaining 6’ social distancing
  • Visitors no longer have to be vaccinated
  • Visitation hours are from 11:00am to 7:00pm, seven days a week
  • Masks are strongly encouraged for resident offsite outings

Visitation: Outbreak Care Area

  • Only Designated Care Givers are welcome to visit – full Personal Protective Equipment will be available for DCG’s – please complete the DCG education session
  • Please do not bring food or drink for yourself as masks must remain on at all times for indoor visits
  • Residents must remain in their care area to reduce the risk of spread

DCG Education

This initiative will enable DCG’s to safely visit during a suspected or an outbreak situation. DCG’s can sign up by calling either 902-863-2578 ext. 222 or 902-863-3458.

Important reminder

Managing COVID will be an ongoing challenge and we fully anticipate experiencing future outbreaks. Our goal is to minimize the risk to our residents and staff. We ask that when out in public please consider wearing a mask …. COVID-19 is still very active, very invisible, very contagious and has a significant impact on our ability to safely staff the Home in order to continue providing quality care to your loved ones!”

Please forward this update to your family members and any friends that visit the RK.

Terry MacIntyre, CEO
RK MacDonald Senior Leadership Team

Closed to All Visitation

Due to an outbreak of COVID-19, all care areas in the Home are closed to all visitation effective June 2, 2022 until further notice.