Licensed Practical Nurse

  • CASA Mental Health
  • Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
  • Feb 28, 2023
Full time LPN

Job Description

CASA House is a voluntary tertiary care residential program for youth in grades seven to 12, operating seven days a week. CASA House employs a multi-disciplinary team that works closely with the youth from a bio-psycho-social treatment approach and utilizes a trauma-informed approach in all areas of programming. Adolescents who come to CASA House have complex needs, including severe mental health challenges, family dysfunction, school issues, peer related issues and social/economic challenges.

Reporting to the Clinical Manager and working alongside a professional practice lead, the Licensed Practical Nurse works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to provide and coordinate services for children, youth and families receiving mental health care at CASA.  

The Licensed Practical Nurse will:

  • Provide nursing assessments and care plans for clients, including medication administration and monitoring, teaching, telephone follow-up and health promotion.
  • Practice according to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific professional college.
  • Assist with individual or group therapy as directed and as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other professionals to promote continuity of care and assist families with connecting to a primary care physician.
  • Identify service delivery improvements and suggest enhancements, utilizing a lens of evidence-informed practice and with consideration to CASA’s strategic and operational plan.
  • Maintain client electronic health records in a complete and timely way.
  • Work collaboratively with the research department to assist with critical appraisal, evaluation and knowledge transfer.
  • Contribute to program and clinical team meetings.

Status: Temporary, Casual, Part-Time, and Full-Time


  • Graduate of a practical nurse program recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta or recognized by CASA.
  • Current member in good standing with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.
  • Minimum three years’ recent experience in pediatrics and mental health is required.
  • Preferred experience in crisis intervention and de-escalation.
  • Knowledge of the Health Information and Protection of Privacy Information Act in addition to professional organization’s ethics and standards of practice.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records or similar information systems.
  • Ability to work autonomously, independently and to prioritize work activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or changing situations.
  • Flexibility and skill with interpersonal situations.

Conditions of Employment

  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • A satisfactory Child Intervention Check.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.
  • Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA), as well as physical ability to perform all interventions.