Licensed Practical Nurse

$28.43 - $32.98 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Fort St. John, BC, Canada
  • Sep 24, 2021
Temporary 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.

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. This model increases the quality of care by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Who we are
Northern Health is geographically British Columbia’s largest health authority spanning over 600,000 km’s of BC’s most beautiful landscapes! Delivering hospital and community-based health care to over 300,000 northern residences include 54 first nations’ communities.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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: Monday – Friday, 08:30 – 16:30

Job Summary
The Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse performs assessments, plans, and implements and provides personal and nursing care to people. The LPN 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 population. The LPN operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols.

Top Four 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