The registered nurse assumes principle responsibility for total care of assigned clients in the respective unit. This nurse is responsible for the processes of assessment, reassessment, establishment of nursing diagnoses, formulation of the written plan of care, implementation of care, and evaluation of care. The nurse initiates health care training and education to the client / family as required while supporting and fostering the goals of Vaughan Regional Medical Center and the Department of Nursing. The registered nurse demonstrates awareness of ongoing needs of the unit and provides leadership and direction to other team members in maintaining optimal standards of nursing care. The position is accountable for the supervision of other licensed and non-licensed nursing personnel for assigned units. The position requires flexibility in scheduling and ability to work all shift patterns including weekends and holidays to insure continuity of care and appropriateness of nursing coverage to the patients of Vaughan regional Medical Center on all units. The registered nurse is responsible for providing care to all of the patient population with consideration to age-specificity and diagnosis.