LICENSE PRACTICAL NURSE, PRIMARY CARE (RELIEF FULL TIME)

Northern Health

Position Summary

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams.

The Primary Care LPN functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practice to provide competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools, and communities. The Primary Care LPN provides care that includes clinical follow up according to the person’s primary Care Plan and the person’s personal goals of care to inform plans of care developed collaboratively with the interprofessional team. The Primary Care LPN will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health.

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 College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards and unit specific protocols.

Qualifications

Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses with one (1) year of recent, related experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current, full practicing licensure with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) as an LPN registrant.
Current, valid BC Driver’s License.

Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated knowledge and skills within the LPN defined scope of practice or patient population dependent on the nature of the caseload (e.g. acute care, gerontology, palliative, etc.).
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with people and their families.
Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others within the context of an interprofessional team.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in a person’s condition or health status.
Ability to plan, organize and prioritize; and ability to implement a plan of care.
Ability to operate related equipment including proficiency in relevant computer applications.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

PRINCE RUPERT COMMUNITY
Prince Rupert is a small marine-based port city with one-of-a-kind wilderness exploration and wildlife viewing experiences on Northwest BC’s Pacific Coast. It’s also a popular stop on various Alaskan cruises. Located 721 km (447 miles) west of Prince George on Highway 16, Prince Rupert is the land, air, and water transportation hub of British Columbia’s North Coast, and home to some 12,815 people. The city is located at the mouth of the Skeena River, surrounded by Chatham Sound and many small, uninhabited islands. The area is perfect for exploring and discovering the fascinating history and customs of local First Nations people.

To apply for this job please visit expectmore.northernhealth.ca.