Registered Practical Nurses

Registered practical nurses are college-taught professionals who use their skills, education, and common sense to assist patients with general or straightforward health conditions. Registered practical nurses (RPNs) commonly work in hospitals, schools, clinics, and the community to provide safe and general care to people of all ages. The Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) is responsible for providing professional, evidence-based client-centered care for individuals staying in the Hospice Residence including all aspects of client and family care in accordance with the Regulated Health Professionals Act and College of Nurses Ontario Standards. Among others, the duties of an RPN will include:

  • Implementing treatments based on specific. instructions from more experienced nurses or medical doctors.
  • Assessing their patients’ health condition, checking vital signs, and recording results.
  • Administering specific doses of medication to their patients.
  • Observing patients and reporting various aspects regarding their treatment and the evolution of their illness to doctors.
  • Assisting RNs and doctors with various patient-related tasks.
  • Maintaining detailed patient records in an organized manner with various filing systems.
  • Helping patients with mobility issues to complete their daily tasks, such as dressing and hygiene care.
  • Communicating with patients and their caregivers to provide them with education and training regarding various lifestyle changes and treatments they are to follow.