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Eden Gardens- Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society (NTLS)

Registered Nurse- Permanent & Casual

Canada-British Columbia-Nanaimo


Company Information

At Eden Gardens, we strive every day to create a home-like environment where pets, family members, volunteers and other members from the community promote life and interaction.

For over thirty seven years, Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society-Eden Gardens, a non-profit, charitable organization, has been a leader in Elder Care in the Mid-Island Area. Since 2004, we have been the only non-profit, dedicated dementia care facility in our region.

Our staff treat people with dementia with respect, offer them choices and give them and their families hope as they struggle with the disease.

Dementia is on the rise in Canada and one in five baby boomers will fall prey to the disease.

The Mid-Island area has more seniors than others parts of the country. As our population continues to age, health care professionals anticipate a surge in people diagnosed with dementia. That person could be your mother, father, sibling, spouse, dear friend or neighbour, or it could be you.

Job Description

All team members at Eden Gardens embrace the Eden Philosophy of Care to create a Human Habitat were life is worth living, antidotes to the three plagues are abundant, all partners are growing and relationships flourish.




  • Care Partner: A role that applies to everyone within and connected to the home. We are all partnering to ensure that everyone has the chance to grow and relationships are reciprocal.
  • Care Partner Team: Care Partners that come together consistently to support life within specific physical space in the community. They share in daily responsibilities and are committed to helping one another to grow. The team includes Elders, employees, and families.
  • Growth Partner: Someone who supports, educates, and guides you to have a successful life experience in our community. Growth Partners provide honest and timely feedback to you through regular evaluations and on-the-job training (Principle Ten)
  • Care: Helping others to grow by developing skills in areas of interest.
  • Daily Rhythm of the Home: The flow of daily life in the home is based on the needs, choices, and preferences of the Elders, not the needs of the organization or the employees. This can include arising,

Sleeping, eating, bathing, events, and treatments.

  • The Eden Alternative: An international not-for-profit organization dedicated to eliminating loneliness, helplessness, and boredom and improving the well-being of Elders and those who care for them by transforming the environments in which they live and work.



The Registered Nurse works collaboratively with the rest of the care partner team including elders and families to create home. They provide the care partner team guidance for the care of Elders which is consistent with best practice standards, the philosophy of care and the organizational mission and standards.




The Director of Care or delegate will assist you in your role by providing support, guidance, timely feedback, evaluation, and education, as needed, to ensure your success as a care partner in our home.



As a member of our team, your additional roles will include:

  • Growing friendships;
  • Understanding the Domains of Well-Being and working with the team to bring them to life daily
  • Being trustworthy;
  • Educating, advocating, and supporting our culture change efforts
  • Keeping the Elders’ preferences and needs at the center of all your decisions, conversations, and actions
  • Being an advocate for people, as they move in and out of the home, to help them become well-known as quickly as possible
  • Showing people what it means to genuinely care for others
  • Sharing your unique skill set to help others grow
  • Collaborating with the neighborhood care partner team to create a home where people are safe, respected, and comfortable;
  • Helping people become well-known in the neighborhood and
  • Actively participating in neighborhood Learning Circles, meetings and events.
  • Awareness and understanding of the well-being Strategies for this organization.




To ensure that we have the right person with the right knowledge to fulfill this role, the following is required

  1. Personal skills:
  • Respect for all people you come in contact with
  • Flexibility and willingness to modify role duties for overall good of community and the elders
  • Clinical competence congruent with service specific needs
  • Demonstrates sound judgement, problem-solving, clinical assessment and teaching skills.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with others both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work independently, be self-directed, and guide others to plan, organize and prioritize work
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.




  1. Education, Training and other requirements:
  • Current Registrations as a Practicing Registered Nurse with College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia.
  • Certification in Gerontological Nursing preferred.
  • Additional education and experience in the care of persons with Dementia
  • Knowledge of the Community Care Licensing Regulations.
  • Proficiency in using computers including email, electronic documents, assessments and records
  •  Current Basic First Aid and CPR



  • Working with the care partner team to identify Elder strengths, preferences, life goals and simple pleasures and bring them to life for each Elder
  • Working with other care partners/interdisciplinary team including physicians and community partners to coordinate moving in /out and transitions based on resident care priorities.
  • Performing assessments, planning , providing and evaluating care including developing care  plans in conjunction with residents, families and other care partners  
  • Providing clinical consultation to LPN care partners regarding assessments, care planning and in complex situations.
  • Providing care in accordance with nursing best practice, policy and procedures, and Licencing requirements including administration of medications and treatments, providing personal care,  and documentation
  • Being a team builder, coach, mentor and active listener, facilitator and teacher and an important resource to our community
  • Providing direction to care partners (families) including information sharing, role modelling, assigning care responsibilities, problem solving, and orientation and providing feedback. Participating in care partner growth by providing input for growth plans
  • Consulting with Director of Care and or Administrator  regarding complex resident situations  as needed
  • Contributing to the development, implementation and evaluation of quality improvement activities
  • Acting as an advocate to protect and promote Elders’ rights
  • Complete safety related training as required
  • Maintains knowledge of all organizational guidelines including Emergency Procedures related to  the In-Charge role
  • Reports potential or actual safety concerns; contributes to and follows safe practices in accordance with Worksafebc, CRNBC Professional practice standards, Community Care Licensing Act and organizational policies
  • Other related duties as assigned




 Must be able to move about freely when providing care and completing other related duties using good body mechanics.  There is potential for musculoskeletal injury. Working with persons with Dementia may result in exposure to responsive behaviours of a verbal, physical, or sexual nature. There is potential for exposure to blood/body fluids and communicable diseases.



  • NTL Vision, Mission and Values Statements
  • The Eden Alternative Ten Principles

Domains of Wellbeing


Contact Information

Eden Gardens- Nanaimo Travellers Lodge Society (NTLS)
Posting Date: 04-Jul-2017Medical/Healthcare Permanent, Full-Time Open 1 ASAP
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