Licensed Practical Nurse (5511238)

$28.43 - $32.98 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Fort St. John, BC, Canada
  • Sep 02, 2021
Full time LPN

Job Description

Northern Health is accepting applications for a permanent full time LPN position for Home and Community Care in Fort St. John BC.

Who we are
Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations of Northern BC. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.

What you can expect

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
  • Spectacular outdoor activities
  • Short commutes
  • Affordable housing market
  • Shift Rotation/hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 rotating

Job Summary
The Community Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, performs assessments, plans, implements and provides personal and nursing care to clients.  Administers oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications in accordance with pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures.  The scope or extent of the skills that the LPN performs varies according to the predictability of the outcome for a given client population.

Top 4 Key Responsibilities

  • Assesses and monitors client/family’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs. Where appropriate, encourages client participation in activities of daily living.  Establishes and maintains a therapeutic relationship with the client and significant others through the use of interpersonal and interviewing techniques ensuring client choice and autonomy in decision-making and care planning.
  • Shares knowledge provides direction, assignment and supervision to unregulated care providers as appropriate.
  • Contributes to the development and ongoing changes to the individualized plan of care, including attending and providing input into multidisciplinary care planning meetings and family conferences. Advocates for the interest of the client and significant others.  Collaborates with Community Care Clinician as required.
  • Administers oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications including PRN medications in accordance with organizational and pharmaceutical policies and procedures.
  • Provides maintenance of peripheral intravenous infusions by assessing the intracath insertion site, monitoring flow rate and discontinuing peripheral IV access when ordered by the physician.

 Job Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.
  • One (1) year of recent, related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Current valid BC Driver’s License.

To apply for this position or for more information, send your resume and cover letter to Dean.Kutin@northernhealth.ca