BSO – Registered Practical Nurse in Warkworth, Ontario

Southbridge Care Homes

Home: Warkworth Place

Location: Warkworth, Ontario

Position: Registered Practical Nurse – BSO

“Every day you know that you will touch a life, or that a life will touch yours.”

Tired of living to work? Work to LIVE in beautiful Warkworth ( ! Situated only a short drive from Rice Lake, Warkworth is a unique blend of uptown style and a friendly, safe country village. Whether your passion is hiking ( , gardening, art, shopping, music, theatre, or going to the beach, Warkworth is guaranteed to have something for everyone!

Ask yourself three questions:

  • Are you looking for a role with tons of opportunity for career advancements?

  • Are you ready to be part of a team that will truly value your hard work, dedication and effort?

  • Are you passionate about providing compassionate and quality care to residents in long term care?

    If the answer is yes, we would love to know more about you!

    Southbridge Care Homes are currently looking to add one a caring, passionate, and enthusiastic Behavioral Support Nurse – RPN (FT – 12 Month Contract) to our amazing home family, who can serve our lovely residents, to keep them safe, healthy, and happy. Reporting to the Director of Care and Assistant Director of Care our BSO – RPN will contribute by sharing behavioral support to the residents, demonstrate knowledge with dementia care and mental health issues. An individual will be responsible for coordinating with multiple stakeholders for the development of a person-center person center philosophy of care for the residents.

    As a BSO – RPN, you will be accountable for…

  • Contribute in delivering person-centered care by promoting the abilities and self esteem of the residents, develop strategies to promote optimal quality of life for the residents with the responsive behaviors.

  • Conduct assessments using various assessment tools which describes behaviors of residents including observational behaviors, identifying behavioral risks, and identify caregiver strategies.

  • Ensure the plan of care is regulated with responsive behaviors of residents in regards to the staff providing care and mitigating risks by conducting weekly rounds.

  • Communicate with the external stakeholder and management team to identify the risks associated with responsive behavior.

  • Demonstrate participation in quality improvement activities and provide monthly reports.

  • Provide coaching and mentorship to the staff to ensure collaboration of care and services for the responsive behavior.

  • Conduct resident care reviews and attend quality program meetings including P.A.C.

  • Collaborate with the pharmacists and physicians for the consultation regarding the affect of medication treatment on residents.

  • Participate in the staff development programs and seminars, and require to attend ongoing training to support skills in managing residents with responsive behaviors.

  • Assist in tasks by considering policies of the home and the behavioral support Ontario project.

  • Maintain amazing relationship with all the stakeholders including staff, residents and the general public.

  • Provide an excellent customer service to all the stakeholders and assist in the administrative duties of the home.

  • Other duties as required.

    The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Appropriate current certificate of competence from the College of Nurses of Ontario.

  • Minimum two years of experience required in the similar role, preferably in the long term care setting, with comprehensive knowledge of duties.

  • Degree in human psychology, or behavioral sciences would be considered as an asset

  • Bilingual in English and French is an asset but not required.

  • A serving heart and a passion for caring for seniors.

  • Registration/eligible for registration with the Registered Practical Nurses Association of Ontario.

  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team, to prioritize tasks in order of urgency.

  • Excellent communication (verbal and written) and comprehension skills.

  • Developed creative problem-solving skills to look at the “big picture.

    Interested applicants should apply through this posting. We would like to thank all applicants for your interest in working as part of our team! Only those applicants selected to move forward in the recruitment process will be contacted.   

    Southbridge Care Homes welcomes those applicants with disability related needs and those whom a need for accommodation in the recruitment process. Please provide notice of your need for accommodation to the hiring manager upon scheduling of an interview.

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