Come work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for experienced Licensed Practical Nurses to join the COVID-19 Isolation Support Outreach Team in the Downtown Eastside community in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
The COVID-19 Isolation Support Outreach Team provides clinical support to marginalized clients who can benefit from support while isolating in their residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team provides short term care to clients with a focus on ensuring clients’ immediate needs are addressed. The primarily mandate of the team is to decrease community transmission of COVID-19.
As a Licensed Practical Nurse at the Downtown Community Health Centre, you will:
- Work collaboratively across multiple sites, clinics, and services within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team that includes primary care; mental health and substance use; private General Practitioner partners; and other Community Care Services.
- Care for clients and families who are experiencing health challenges such as, but not limited to:
- end of life,
- chronic disease,
- and mental health.
- Work closely with the RN/RPN/NP/MD in direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care as part of the Integrated Care Team and collaboratively with other Community Care Services.
- Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
- Support clients and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may offer a training program. Cover letter and resume are required if applying for the Training Program.
Education & Experience
- Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two (2) years recent experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse providing care through a holistic mental health, substance use and primary care lens or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s License preferred.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
- Ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship, Public Health Act as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.
- Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people.
- Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
- Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the BCCNM for Licensed Practical Nurses.
- Broad knowledge of working with clients and family’s across the life span.
- Broad knowledge of Community resources and polices.
- Demonstrated ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook). Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
- Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.