RPN jobs in Ottawa? - page 3

by loren45

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Hello all, I will be relocating to Ottawa from BC in the near future. I am finishing up my courses here as an LPN and then taking the national exam. Of course, I need to be assessed in Ontario to be granted licensure there.... Read More


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    Quote from katherine100
    @fiona
    Penalties in the US are stiffer. We have an actual nursing board that deals with terminations and will place your name on a probation list. Ontario does not do this. We have a so called narc police that will come and question and accuse every one on the floor if gross negligence takes place. In addition to this we have tons of dos and don't regarding unavailable meds, procedures for ordering narcs (they can no longer be refilled), and have to page the MD for things most deem as minor. Different system.
    Sonce when does the CNO not take ir license for errors.. They have done it before and will comtinie to do so. First step is for you emplouer to deal with you but then CNO will get involved if need be and take ur license or put restrictions on u... Why would i think we dont have dos and donts on meds etc... It seems like ur assuming based on ppl's threads.. No matter what there are good places to work and bad.. Ltc gets a bad wrap but i have worked at a few and trust me the ones who need not be nursing dont nurse very long... We always have to page the md with something minor but most places have nursing guidelines/standing orders for routine stuff u dont have to page the md.. I am curius but what experience do i have? Ltc?acute?

    There are mentally challenged ppl all over in nursing homes.. The mental health issues down there are just as bad as in canada.. My mom has worked for over 20yrs mental health in the usa.. Mental health is and will continue to be neglected by healthcarew because u cant see it until a bunch of kids shot up
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    Quote from katherine100
    @fiona
    Penalties in the US are stiffer. We have an actual nursing board that deals with terminations and will place your name on a probation list. Ontario does not do this. We have a so called narc police that will come and question and accuse every one on the floor if gross negligence takes place. In addition to this we have tons of dos and don't regarding unavailable meds, procedures for ordering narcs (they can no longer be refilled), and have to page the MD for things most deem as minor. Different system.
    Why on earth do you think we don't have any rules up here? We have a college of nurses that is our version of a "board". We have rules surrounding meds as well. You seem to think that it is a free for all up here and we have no regulations. I wonder who you have been listening to.
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    Unless and until you have worked in more than a few Canadian facilities Katherine, you shouldn't be making any assumptions about our health care system. Canada has policies and standards governing the use of narcotics just as the US does. I'm not sure where you are getting your information.
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    WAT. There are actual nursing boards there? Does this mean those people we're paying our professional fees to are just pretending??? Man. I feel so used.
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    Like I said before I never stated you dont' have rules. Where the did I say there werent any rules. I said penalties are stiffer! Clearly you are not getting this.
    Last edit by JustBeachyNurse on Mar 19, '13 : Reason: tos
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    Lemur why would there not be boards in canada?
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 19, '13 : Reason: disrespectful
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    Not making assumptions Johanna I know for a fact you guys don't have things the way the US does. Also note I mentioned the narc police. That is what they are. Your own people are telling me about how the ontario nursing homes are.
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 19, '13 : Reason: unnecessary input
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    O.k., let's stop with the getting down and personal. Please read and respect the poster. This thread has been reported a couple times. There's no sense in getting defensive and attacking, o.k.?

    Future posts will be removed and points could be applied against accounts.

    Remember, the topic is (from '10) "what the job market is like in Ottawa". It is not about "Narcs are a big deal here in the US. Is Ontario lax when it comes to these things?" - this is totally off-topic from the original OP and has no place in this thread.

    Fair warning regarding future off-topic, divisive posts.
    Last edit by sirI on Mar 19, '13
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