Year: 2024

Occupational Health and Safety: Awareness and Engagement Session

Occupational Health and Safety: Awareness and Engagement Session

Byron Donovan, OHS Consultant lead the RK staff in education sessions capturing the RK’s safety goals of: 1) Respect the autonomy of our residents including the right to risk within an informed and collaborative decision-making process and; 2) fostering a culture of safety and respect for all who come in contact with our facility.

Our commitment to a culture of safety is founded in always thinking about safety, which determines how we safely carry out our duties and in turn, defines our culture. The OHS Internal Responsibility System states: “All persons employed by the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home share responsibility for their personal safety and that of their co-workers”. Safety is important to us!

During the presentation, Mr. Donovan touched on the OHS Act, Regulations, Standards and Code of Practice.  As well, he laid out our responsibilities as Senior Leaders and staff. Such responsibilities include a commitment to work safely, adhere to safety rules, conduct inspections, report incidents and hazards, wear PPE as required and to apply our safety training.

The topics covered during this presentation can be reviewed at the “Right to Know Board” located at the staff entrance.

Competition #:420-11-04-11-24         Ward Clerk Positions (2 Perm PT)

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

Competition #:420-11-04-11-24                                 Job Title:         Ward Clerk

Dept.:  Nursing                                                           Start Date:       Immediately

Posted Date: April 11, 2024                                       Closed date:    April 18, 2024

Full/Part: Temp Part-time                                           Position:          Two (2) Perm PT Positions (.70) 56 hrs. biweekly

(Subject to change)

Union: Unifor

Applications accepted until 4 pm on closed date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long-Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 250 staff in various Departments.

Position Description

The Ward Clerk is responsible for clerical, scheduling & replacement (nursing staff) and other related duties in all areas of the facility as directed by the Director of Clinical Services in accordance with the Mission, Core Values, Vision, and Policies & Procedures of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.  The Ward clerk serves as a positive role model as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.  Please see full job description on website www.rk.macdonald.ca

Required Qualifications:

  • Competent in using various computer software packages, Excel, Word and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet to deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated professional / positive behavior
  • Data entry is accurate
  • Excellent customer service orientated with a professional and friendly approach
  • Display a proactive manner and ability to multi task
  • Regular & consistent attendance is essential

Required Experience/Education:

  • Grade 12
  • Medical Terminology Course
  • Basic Computer Skills and experience with internet/email
  • Preferably 2 years previous experience within a LTC or hospital environment

Hours of Work

56 hrs. Scheduled Bi-weekly

Weekday/ and bi/weekend rotation

Shifts can be 8 hr. /4 hr. and 10 hr. /days.  (Additional hours as replacement required to cover Vacation/Holiday, / sick time, etc., (subject to availability)

Salary: $20.0926-20.4342

Benefits/Pension Information:

Pension – can defer three (3) mos.

Benefits: Comprehensive Benefits Heath (Travel), Dental, Life, Ltd & Optional’s

Sick Pay – Following successful Probation Period 528 hrs.

Holiday and Vac Time prorated on time worked (April 1 – March 31)

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.  This is a UNIFOR bargaining unit position. 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 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: HR Fax: 902-863-4437 or email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    

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

Competition #:450-01- 04-11-2024 Rehabilitation Assistant Temp Full Time

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

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 #:450-01- 04-11-2024                            Job Title:         Rehabilitation Assistant

Dept.:  Rehabilitation Services                                Start Date:     Immediately

Posted Date: April 11, 2024                                     Close Date:    April 18, 2024

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

End date undetermined (Subject to change)

Union:   CAW/UNIFOR
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 250 staff in various Departments.

Scope of Position:  Responsible for implementing rehabilitative strategies for improving resident’s quality of life through the provision of prescribed therapeutic programs, related documentation and communication.

Qualifications required – Graduation from a recognized Community College Rehabilitation Assistant Program or recognized OTA or PTA College Program. Regular & consistent attendance is essential.

Skills & Abilities: Able to foster demonstrate and maintain good public relations with residents, families, visitors, and the public, coworkers and other members of the health care team.  Ability to work independently, excellent interpersonal communication skills, and must be physically able to perform all aspects of the work.  Complete Rehabilitation Assistant (Job) Description: visit the R.K. Macdonald Nursing Home website @ www.rkmacdonald.ca

Hours of Work

Days 7-5 pm (Between Mon – Fri) (subject to change)

Salary

$21.1564-24.3190

(Based on experience as per Unifor contract pay scale) (Pay for Breaks and Dinner) 80hrs bi weekly

Benefits/Pension Information

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

Vacation, holiday

Probation – 528 hrs. or (subject 320 hrs. trail period if probation period completed in another unionized position).

Sick benefits- (Upon Completion of a 528-hr. probation) if not already completed.

Health Benefits –Health, Dental, Travel, Life (1 yr.) or maintain full coverage if transferring from FT union position

Gym Membership – Corp 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 centered care to 136 residents with approximately 250 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.  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: HR email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca    Disclaimer: Please refer to nursing home website for complete job posting www.rkmacdonald.ca 

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Palliative Care Team: Resident Honour Guard

Palliative Care Team: Resident Honour Guard

The Palliative Care Team here at the RK has introduced the Resident Honour Guard, to honour deceased residents as they leave the Home. The Resident Honour Guard enables our staff and residents to pay tribute to the deceased resident and is initiated when the RK Quilt is laid upon the deceased resident. Staff and residents are invited to gather along the hallways to the honour the deceased resident as they leave the home.

As a family, we often struggle emotionally, quietly grieving on our own when a resident passes away. This process provides time and space for everyone to reflect on their time spent with the resident, to openly shed a tear, share a hug or to offer a silent prayer. It allows us to grieve and helps give us closure.

Palliative Care Team: Resident Honour GuardOur multidisciplinary Palliative Care Team continues to explore opportunities to support staff who have developed close relationships with our residents.

The RK is forever grateful to Dawn McKenna, LPN, who hand crafted and donated the beautiful RK Honour Guard Quilt. The quilt has quickly become an essential component of our end of life care and defines our respect for those residents that have lived here with us.

Education Coordinator

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

POSITION: Education Coordinator
DEPARTMENT: Administration
RESPONSIBLE TO: CEO

Scope of Position: Reporting to the CEO, the Education Coordinator is accountable to promote the attainment of clinical and service excellence at the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home through the provision of education that focuses on the R.K. MacDonald’s Mission, Vision and Core Values as well as best and emerging practice in geriatric care. The Education Coordinator also ensures that annual mandatory education is available to staff and supports Occupational Health and Safety, in collaboration with Senior Leaders to identify, organize and assist in the delivery of necessary education. The essential functional areas of responsibility include identifying the ongoing educational needs of staff, coordinating and facilitating the provision of education to meet these needs.

We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.

In keeping with our Mission, Vision and Values and our philosophy of Resident Centered Care, the Education Coordinator 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 RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Coordinate the provision of Education Services that are Resident Centered and that support the Mission, Vision and Values of Home
    • Works with Senior Leaders and staff to identify facility trends through the use of quality and safety indicators to purposefully plan and/or develop education to improve and address any knowledge or practice gaps
    • Carries out needs assessment with staff and senior leaders on an annual basis to assist in yearly planning goals
    • Develop yearly educational goals and objectives that support the Strategic Plan of the Home
    • Develop & annually review and revise Education policies & procedures
    • Create an effective and encouraging learning environment
    • To be visible and accessible to staff
    • Build relationships with staff and assist them in identifying educational needs and opportunities
  1. Ensure the orientation and ongoing education of all staff of the Home
    • Work with HR Coordinator to organize and implement an effective orientation program
    • Assess, plan, implement, and evaluate training and educational programs based upon needs assessments conducted in each department
    • Communicate information on workshops, professional meetings and in-services to all staff affected, both in person, self-directed and virtually.
    • Organize lectures, training manuals, visual aids, reference libraries, and other training material.
    • Provide education for staff regarding policy and procedures.
    • Coordinate management in-services and continuing education in the areas of professional development, labor negotiations, contract interpretation, and other areas as identified by the Management Team.
    • Develop educational modules, using adult learning principles,
    • Where necessary assists staff with necessary one on one education in regards to performance, or arranges same as deemed necessary by the Department Director.
  1. Accountable for Continuous Quality Improvement Initiatives in the Education Department
    • Establish systems to monitor effectiveness of educational programs
    • Implement current trends in LTC by providing educational opportunities for staff
    • Conduct surveys/audits to evaluate effectiveness of education programming
    • Maintain statistics on employee participation in educational programs and make recommendations to Directors on any additional areas of concern.
  1. Effectively manage an educational budget
    • On an annual basis, identify and plan educational programs
    • Conduct monthly review and analysis of educational budget
  1. Communication: through personal behavior and interactions, will 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 Home
    • With all Residents and families
    • Maintain confidentiality with resident, staff, and all matters concerning the Home.
  1. Leadership Roles
    • Demonstrates integration of the Mission, Vision and Values into practice
    • Acts as facilitator during the accreditation process
  1. Other duties as may be required by the CEO / HR

 

Leadership Competencies Required

  • Leading Others as demonstrated by the ability to establish focus, to provide motivational support, fostering teamwork, empowering others.
  • Managing Change as indicated by the ability to demonstrate support for innovation and for organizational changes needed to improve the organization’s effectiveness
  • Managing Others as demonstrated by the ability to work with others to coach and mentor them to develop their capabilities
  • Managing Performance as demonstrated by the ability to take responsibility for one’s own or one’s employee’s performance by setting clear goals and expectations, tracking progress of goals, ensuring feedback and promptly addressing performance issue(s).
  • Communication as demonstrated by the ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed as well as the ability to express oneself clearly in conversations and interactions, in writing and to be able to plan and deliver conversations that have an impact and persuade their intended audience.
  • Interpersonal Awareness as demonstrated by the ability to notice, interpret and anticipate others concerns and feelings and to communicate this awareness empathetically to others
  • Influence Others as demonstrated by the ability to gain others’ support for ideas, proposals, objectives, projects and solutions
  • Building Collaborative relationships as demonstrated by the ability to develop, maintain and strengthen partnerships both internal and external to the facility
  • Customer Service Orientation perspective as demonstrated by the respectful, positive manner in which one responds to expressed concerns and the strong desire to find resolution and meet people’s needs
  • Information Gathering as demonstrated by the ability to identify information needed to clarify a situation and using skillful questioning to draw out information from reluctant sources
  • Thinking abilities including analytical, forward, conceptual and strategic abilities to enable one to tackle a problem, anticipate implications and consequences, find effective solutions and planning for the future direction of the Home
  • Initiative to identify what needs to be done and take action before being asked or the situation requires it
  • Results oriented to enable one to focus on the desired results, sets challenging goals and meeting or exceeding them
  • Thoroughness as demonstrated by ensuring that one’s own work, the work of employees and all information collected and shared is complete and accurate. Ensuring that commitments are fulfilled
  • Decisiveness as demonstrated by the ability to make difficult decisions in a timely manner

 

Competencies & Skills

  • Knowledge of the principles of adult education, teaching learning processes and the ability to teach
  • Knowledge and application of the concepts of professional staff development
  • Ability to identify the educational needs of staff and recommend appropriate educational programs to meet those needs
  • Ability to plan, implement and evaluate educational programs
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the MS Office suite of programs
  • Knowledge of SURGE Learning and virtuality educational opportunities
  • Proven capacity to manage sensitive information with professionalism and confidentiality
  • Demonstrated leadership in a unionized environment

 

Educational Qualification

  • Baccalaureate Degree in Education

 

Required Experience

  • Minimum of three years’ experience in curriculum development and delivery
  • Teaching experience would be an asset

Competition #:490-02-03-04-2024        Casual  General Worker (Maintenance)    

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

Competition #:490-02-03-04-2024                             Job Title:              General Worker (Maintenance)

Dept.:   Environmental Services                                 Start Date:          Immediately

Posted Date: March 4, 2024                                        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 250 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 experience 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) (subject to change).  Hours may vary as per project needs (i.e. (evening –nights) repair call- ins, etc.)

Salary

$22.7182-$23.1044 per hour

Benefits/Pension Information

Pension – (NA)

Vacation & Holiday% (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. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.  Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to:  email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca or fax 902 863-4437 attention HR    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 #:420-10-02-16-2024  Custodial Attendant Care (Casuals)

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

Competition #:420-10-02-16-2024    Job Title:         Custodial Attendant Care

Dept.:        Nursing                              Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: Feb 16, 2024                 Close Date:     Open until filled

Reg/Temporary                                Full/Part:      Casuals (Day/Evenings, Nights /weekend shifts)

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 136 Residents and employs approx. 250 staff in various Departments.

 Position Scope: As a Custodial, you are a contributing member of the Care team working with CCA’s under the direction of the RN/LPN.  Providing compassionate care is physically and emotionally demanding.  Respect for each client’s (residents) privacy and dignity is critical, as are active listening, patience and a positive attitude.

Skills & Abilities Required          Minimum Grade 12

Qualifications required   Experience in Health Care with persons with Dementia/Alzheimer’s, Mental illness & or Challenging Behaviors.  Experience in Conflict Management NCPI (nonviolent crisis intervention training and or GPA Gentle Persuasion) an asset. Experience in Long Term Care an asset. Regular and consistent attendance is essential.

Refer to Custodial Attendant Care job description for further details via rkmacdonald.ca website at www.rkmacdonald.ca .

Hours of Work (Subject to change)

Casual hours (up to 80 Hrs. Biweekly hours available)

Hours: according to need:  7am-7 pm, 8am-6 pm, 7pm-7am, 8am-8 pm, 3-7 pm 3-11 pm.

(Need coverage for Days and Night Shifts weekdays or weekends)

Rate: $ 17.03310/hr.

 Benefits/Pension Information

Pension –No Casual Status Sick benefits- No Casual Status

Health Benefits – No Casual Status   Vac % paid per pay

Holiday Pay (following Dept. of Labor Standards for casuals) Union – Non union

 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. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.  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:  email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca  or fax 1 902 863-4437

 

Competition #:420-09-02-16-24   Resident Support Worker Positions (Casual)

Competition #:420-09-02-16-24            Job Title:         Resident Support Worker

  Dept.:       Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: Feb 16, 2024                 Close Date:    Open until filled

Reg/Temp: Temporary                       Full/Part:        Casual – (up to Full time hours available)

 Tentative end date March 31, 2024 (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. 250 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 (up to 80 Hrs.  Biweekly hours available)

Hours : according to need:  7am-7 pm, 8am-6 pm, 7pm-7am, 8am-8 pm, 3-7 pm 3-11 pm.

Rate: $ 17.03310/hr.

Benefits/Pension Information

Pension –No Casual Status  Sick benefits- No Casual Status

Health Benefits – No Casual Status   Vac % paid per pay

Holiday Pay (following Dept. of Labor Standards for casuals) Union – Non union

 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. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.  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:  email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca  or fax 1 902 863-4437

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

 Competition #:420-08-02 16- 2024   PFT    Licensed Practical Nurse

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

Competition #:420-08-02 16- 2024      Job Title:         Licensed Practical Nurse

Dept.:        Nursing                             Start Date:      Immediately

Posted Date: February 16, 2024       Close Date:    Open until filled

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

 (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 136 Residents and employs approx. 250 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:  DDNN or LW/SW

12 hour shifts (7am – 7 pm or & 7 pm -7am)

Salary: $28.3210-31.4807/ hr. (based on Union Contract Scale and on experience)

Benefits/Pension Information

Comprehensive Benefits

Pension –Yes (can deferred for 3 mos.)

Vacation, holiday

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

Health/Pension Benefits – Health (Travel), Dental, Life, Ltd Mandatory, unless have elsewhere, Optional’ s Benefits available as well.

 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 a UNIFOR bargaining unit position. Preference given to bargaining unit employees for unionized positions.  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 HR : jobs@rkmacdonald.ca  or fax 1 -902 863-4437  

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

Competition #:420-07-02-16-24       Ward Clerk – Casual Positions

Competition #:420-07-02-16-24                                 Job Title:         Ward Clerk

Dept.:  Nursing                                                           Start Date:       Immediately

Posted Date: Feb 16, 2024                                          Closed date:    open until filled

Full/Part: Casual                                                         Position:          Casual (2)

 Union: NA

Applications accepted until 4 pm on closed date

Opening Statement

The R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home is a Long-Term Care Home to 137 Residents and employs 250 staff in various Departments.

Position Description

The Ward Clerk is responsible for clerical, scheduling & replacement (nursing staff) and other related duties in all areas of the facility as directed by the Director of Clinical Services in accordance with the Mission, Core Values, Vision, and Policies & Procedures of the R.K. MacDonald Nursing Home.  The Ward clerk serves as a positive role model as a partner in the provision of care and support of our Residents, represents the home in a positive, professional, efficient and confidential manner.  Please see full job description on website www.rk.macdonald.ca

Required Qualifications:

  • Competent in using various computer software packages, Excel, Word and Microsoft Office
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet to deadlines
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
  • Demonstrated professional / positive behavior
  • Data entry is accurate
  • Excellent customer service orientated with a professional and friendly approach
  • Display a proactive manner and ability to multi task
  • Regular & consistent attendance is essential

Required Experience/Education:

  • Grade 12
  • Medical Terminology Course
  • Basic Computer Skills and experience with internet/email
  • Preferably 2 years previous experience within a LTC or hospital environment

Salary: $20.0926-204342/ hr.

 Hours of Work

Casual HRS, paid Bi-weekly. Coverage for weekdays & Weekends (as replacement is required), 8 hr. /4 hr. and 10 hr. /days.  (Additional hours may be needed to cover Vacation/Holiday, / sick time, (subject to availability)

Benefits/Pension Information:

Pension – N/A

Health- NA (Term has to be a minimum of 1 yr.)

VAC – % per pay as per Dept. of Labor standards

HOL – As per Dept. of Labor Standards Guidelines for Casual Employees

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.  This is a UNIFOR bargaining unit position. 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. We are committed to upholding the Human Rights of all R.K MacDonald employees, including the right of all people to enjoy a physically and psychologically safe work environment; the right of all people to just and favorable terms of employment; and the right of all people to be respected and valued for their differences with equitable opportunities and outcomes in an inclusive environment where all can thrive.

Internal applicants to apply by using the Internal Application Form, External Applicants to submit cover letter and resume to:  HR via  email: jobs@rkmacdonald.ca   or  Fax: 902-863-4437

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