Licensed Practical Nurse, High Acuity Unit (5489552)

$28.43 - $32.98 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Prince George, BC, Canada
  • Nov 04, 2021
Temporary LPN

Job Description

Are you looking for a job where you can work to your full potential?  We have an exciting opportunity for a Licensed Practical Nurse to come join our nursing team at University Hospital of Northern BC.

Shift Rotation/hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 rotating.

University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC)
UHNBC is the largest acute care facility (268 beds) in Northern Health and is the hub for specialized health services. It is a full service hospital and home to a new cancer centre for Northern BC, including a wide range of cancer treatments. Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia. UHNBC is also a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.

What Northern Health Offers You!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan.
  • Relocation may be available for eligible positions
  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • Employee referral program
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government

Position Summary

  • Assesses patient/resident/family’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs.
  • 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.
  • Performs nursing care and procedures and evaluates outcomes. Administers medications to assigned patients/residents according to unit specific protocols.
  • Participates in admissions, discharges, and transfers of patients/residents according to agency operating policies and procedures.

Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.

 Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with residents, families, co-workers, members of the multidisciplinary team and the public.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work and implement a plan of care.
  • Knowledge and competencies to work at full scope of practice as currently required by the BCCNM including administering medications.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

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 for a population of 300,000 including 55 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.