Year: 2022

Martha’s Place Re-Opened

Dear Family members,

We are pleased to announce that Martha’s Place will open for general visitation effective today, Thursday May 12th at 11am. We want to thank you for your ongoing cooperation and support and look forward to welcoming you back.

Sincerely,
RK MacDonald Senior Leadership Team

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse is accountable for the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Key Responsibilities:

Pandemic planning and management. Liaison with various partners and agencies.  Education to staff, residents, families, students and volunteers on IPAC policies, programs and practices.  Collaboration with teams, committees, families, residents and volunteers to develop best practice solutions to IPAC issues.  Auditing and surveillance of the IPAC program within the facility. Various quality improvement initiatives related to IPAC throughout the facility. Development and updating of IPAC related policies and procedures.  COVID-19 Vaccines and audits. Consistent resource for staff.

Qualifications:

  • Certification or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada recognized program is an asset
  • Proficient in use of various computer programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Current knowledge in concepts and trends in nursing and continuing care
  • Excellent clinical, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and clinical competence in IPAC
  • Skilled in policy development and utilizing evidenced-based practice
  • Knowledge in quality improvement initiatives, including outcome measures
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing tactfully with difficult situations

Education Requirements

Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

Current CPR, CPI, WHIMIS certification required.

Required Experience

Recent clinical experience in IPAC including leadership duties

Recent experience in geriatric (Long Term Care) setting preferred.

Competencies specific to position

Resident focused, Communication, Conflict Management, Self-and community awareness, Teamwork, Adaptability/flexibility, Decision making, Initiative, Leading & Developing others, Stress management,

And Values & Ethics

Hours of Work:                 
Non-union Regular Temporary full-time (1.0 FTE) – Typically 40 hrs per week Monday – Friday (hours may flex as necessary i.e. weekend and afterhours).

Salary:
Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:
Health (Travel), Dental Life, and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate for Gym

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse

Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse

Temporary Full-time (1 yr. term position)

The Home is seeking a dynamic, compassionate person; committed to excellence and quality practice environments; with demonstrated team leading skills; and enthusiastic about a profession in Long Term Care to fill the role of Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Services, the Infection Prevention and Control (IPAC) Nurse is accountable for the planning, development, implementation and coordination of the Infection Prevention and Control Program.

Key Responsibilities:

Pandemic planning and management. Liaison with various partners and agencies.  Education to staff, residents, families, students and volunteers on IPAC policies, programs and practices.  Collaboration with teams, committees, families, residents and volunteers to develop best practice solutions to IPAC issues.  Auditing and surveillance of the IPAC program within the facility. Various quality improvement initiatives related to IPAC throughout the facility. Development and updating of IPAC related policies and procedures.  COVID-19 Vaccines and audits. Consistent resource for staff.

Qualifications:

  • Certification or current enrollment in an approved IPAC Canada recognized program is an asset
  • Proficient in use of various computer programs (Excel, Word, Outlook)
  • Current knowledge in concepts and trends in nursing and continuing care
  • Excellent clinical, communication, interpersonal and leadership skills
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge and clinical competence in IPAC
  • Skilled in policy development and utilizing evidenced-based practice
  • Knowledge in quality improvement initiatives, including outcome measures
  • Demonstrated experience in dealing tactfully with difficult situations

Education Requirements

Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)

Current CPR, CPI, WHIMIS certification required.

Required Experience

Recent clinical experience in IPAC including leadership duties

Recent experience in geriatric (Long Term Care) setting preferred.

Competencies specific to position

Resident focused, Communication, Conflict Management, Self-and community awareness, Teamwork, Adaptability/flexibility, Decision making, Initiative, Leading & Developing others, Stress management,

And Values & Ethics

Hours of Work:                 Non-union Regular Temporary full-time (1.0 FTE) – Typically 40 hrs per week Monday – Friday (hours may flex as necessary i.e. weekend and afterhours).

Salary:                                Competitive Salary commensurate with education and experience

Benefits:                              Health (Travel), Dental Life, and Pension Plan (Manulife/NSEHPP (HANS), Corp rate for Gym
Deadline                             April 27, 2022

Start date:                          Immediately

Apply by:                             Submit cover letter and resume to Human Resource Coordinator by email or mail:  jobs@rkmacdonald.ca or in person at 64 Pleasant Street Antigonish NS B2G 1W7, for more information please contact HR at (902) 863-2578 ext. 292.

Job description:                 Can be viewed in its entirety on the Home’s website @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

  ================================================================================

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. If you are looking for an opportunity in a patient centred home than we are the place for you. 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. 

Competition #490-02-04-12-22 Casual General Worker (Maintenance)

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

Competition #:490-02-04-12-2022                             Job Title:              General Worker (Maintenance)                

Dept.:   Environmental Services                                 Start Date:          Immediately

Posted Date: April 12, 2022                                         Close Date:         open until filled

Reg./Temp: Temporary                                                 Full/Part:             Casual

 (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/Skills Required:   Must have a valid Nova Scotia Driver’s License.  Good physical health, 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, and ability to work in a warm congested area, ability to operate and run computerized maintenance monitoring system (Honeywell).  Must be willing to be on call, for maintenance issues after hrs.  Grade 12 education, carpentry, painting, and boilers preferred.  Any certificates in these areas are an asset. 

Minimum 2-5 years’ experience in a large building complex required. Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Training/Work Experience:  Work experience in some of the following trades; plumbing, carpentry, painting, boiler maintenance, refrigeration, electronics, and phone and cable hook up with a recognized employer is required.  Any certificates in these areas considered an asset.

Please: refer to General Worker (Maintenance) Job Description Complete listing on our website @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

Casual

Hours – Days/Evenings/Weekends (6-2 pm 7-3pm/8-4 pm, 12-8 pm) (subject to change).  Hours may vary as per project needs (i.e. (evening –nights) repair call- ins, etc.)

Salary

$21.1970-21.5574 per hour

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension – (NA)

Vacation % , Holiday pay  (as per Department of Labor Standards for Casual  employment)

Sick benefits- (NA)

Health Benefits (NA)

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.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free 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 committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, in all job positions, of the residents we serve. 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    A successful hire is dependent on submission of references checks, certifications, and Clear Police (Security) Check that includes a vulnerable sector check.

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

Competition # 420-9-4-12-22 Permanent RN Position

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

 Competition #:420-9-04-12-22             Job Title:         Registered Nurse

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: April 12, 2022               Close Date:     April 21, 2022

          Reg/Temp: Permanent                       Full/Part:        Open until filled

          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-19 Case

Families of RK Residents,

A resident living in Martha’s Place has tested positive for COVID-19 and their family has been notified.  The resident is in isolation and all residents in Martha’s Place are being monitored for symptoms. As a result, Martha’s visitation is restricted to Designated Care Givers only.

We ask that family members receiving this e mail to notify family and friends that visit with a resident on Martha’s Place to make them aware of the change in visitation.  

The remainder of the Home remains open to visitation and we will keep everyone up to date on any further changes to visitation.

Competition # 440-02-04-02-22 Casual Senior Cook

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

 Competition #:440-02-04-02-22           Job Title:         Senior Cook

 Dept.:   Dietary/Food Services                      Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: April 2, 2022                             Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                                  Full/Part:        Casual

 (Subject to change)          

Union: N/A

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 267 staff in various Departments.

Skills & Abilities required: (see Senior cook Job Description) http://www.rkmacdonald.ca/seniorcook  

  • Thorough knowledge of institutional food production, safety, and sanitation in food handling.
  • Must be adept at reading, comprehending, and following complex dietary instructions, menus, and recipes.
  • Sound comprehension and judgment, with the understanding of food handling and preparation practices and recipe adjusting.
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Completion (Certificate) of a formal and practical training in food preparation from a recognized cooking school. 
  • 1-3 years practical experience. (Practical Experience in Long Term/Residential Care considered would be an asset)
  • Must have Food Handlers Course. 
  • Journeyman papers (e.g. red seal) preferred.
  • The work requires some functional supervision of Dietary Aides and 2nd Senior Cook on duty
  • Accurate estimation of food needs and conversation of recipes for quantity food production, planning of menus, specials, and catering functions.
  • The incumbent must be able to head off potential problems and deal with them effectively
  • Work requires continuous walking, standing while preparing and serving meals required to lift up to 50 pounds with the help of another person.
  • Regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Hours of Work

Casual

Hours – Days (6-4 pm)/ (7-5pm) (subject to change)

Salary

 $21.3251 -23.0267(according to experience and papers)

Benefits/Pension Information NA for casuals

            Hol/Vac pay as per Dept. of Labor standards for Casuals

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, 2021Internal 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 

March 11, 2022 Update

The silent infectious period of COVID-19 is our central risk factor in managing COVID. However, another risk needs to be considered; the balance between protecting the physical health of our residents from and supporting the overall well-being versus becoming COVID +ve. The key word here is “balance”.

We know the value of having visitors in the Home; you bring a vibrant energy that is shared not only with your family member, with others residents and staff you meet along the way. Furthermore, our safety practices requiring us to screen you, check your temperature, support proper mask wearing and hand washing helps to keep our safety measures front and center.

Please note, in the event COVID does make its presence known in the Home, we are all vaccinated, we have an excellent staff and we have immediate access to our Government partners. Trusting our safety measures, it’s time to take the next step.

DCG Visitation: Phase 3 – effective Monday, March 14, 2002

  • Long-term care residents can have up to 3 visitors at a time in a private resident room and two (2) visitors at a time in a semi-private resident room (doesn’t need to be the same visitors each time).
  • Visitation is open seven (7) days a week from 11:00am to 7:00pm.
  • Visitors at long-term care facilities need to wear a maskand be fully vaccinated (exceptions for vaccinations for end-of-life visits). Visitors need to follow social distancing guidelines (except for a quick, close contact, like a hug).
  • Residents can leave the facility to visit with family in their homes (overnight stays are not permitted). Residents can also leave the facility to visit indoor and outdoor public places (like parks, stores and restaurants). Residents and visitors need to follow public health measures: social distancingand masks are required – a brief risk assessment is completed on return to the Home

Outings should be pre booked with the front screener by calling ext. 222 or cell 902 870-3458 and resident needs to return by 6:30pm to complete the Outing Risk Assessment.

  • In event we experience a COVID +ve case, pending circumstances, our goal will be to only restrict access to the care area involved.
  • Wash your hands regularly when visiting.
  • Keep your mask over your nose and mouth at all times – this is the most important component of our safety practices – no gaps in masking!
  • Please do not bring food or drinks to the Home as it creates a “gap in masking” opportunity for you. Feel welcome to bring treats for your family member.
  • On arrival, Visitors [including DCG’s] will be provided with a mask for themselves and second mask for their family member resident – we strongly recommend residents wear a mask during the visit
  • New resident DCG’s and volunteers will be provided with the Infection Prevention and Control in-service prior to their initial visit.
  • Please do not visit the Home if you are feeling unwell or are a close contact of a COVID +ve individual. If you become unwell and test positive for COVID-19 after visiting, please let us know immediately by calling 902-714-5656.
  • Phase 4 will be re-evaluated in 4 weeks.

 

Please share this visitation update with friends and family members!

Senior Leadership Team at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home

Resident Support Worker – Casual

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

 Competition #:420-07-03-10-22           Job Title:         Resident Support Worker

 Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: March 10, 2022            Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Casual Working Full time hours

 Tentative end date March 31, 2023 (subject to change)

Union:  Non -Union

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.

The Resident Support Worker is an important role in supporting the needs of residents in the Home. Working collaboratively with the CCA’s to support the activities of daily living, while supporting residents’ physical and emotional needs. The RSW is responsible to the Team Lead RN or LPN in the Care Area.

Key Responsibilities:  Answer call bells; Assist with mealtimes; Assist residents with eating and drinking

Assist with setting up and cleaning up from meals; Bed making; spotting resident transfers; Tidying bedrooms

Assist residents to and from activities; to promote and maintain the safety of residents, staff, and visitors at all times;

Regular check ins with residents; Review Life Plans in residents charts; Support residents with activities or needs; duties

as assigned by the Team Lead RN or LPN.

Education/Experience

  • Grade 12 Completion
  • Diploma in social services, human services considered an asset
  • Experience working on long term care, or with seniors considered an asset
  • Experience working in customer service / hospitality considered an asset

Complete Job Description for Resident Support Worker on website www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work (Subject to change)

Casual hours can work up to 80 Hrs.  Biweekly

HRS 7am – 5 pm

Rate: 15.84/hr.

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –No Casual Status

Sick benefits- No Casual Status

Health Benefits – No Casual Status

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.  The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is proud to provide a smoke free and scent free 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 committed to being a workforce that is free of discrimination, values diversity, and is representative, in all job positions, of the residents we serve. 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