Licensed Practical Nurse, Home & Community Care

Licensed Practical Nurse, Home & Community Care


Job Position: Licensed Practical Nurse, Home & Community Care

Company: Island Health

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Location: Port Alberni, BC

Licensed Practical Nurse, Home & Community Care Job Details:


Close DateLocationPort Alberni Home & Community Care Services – Port Alberni, BC V9Y 4N1 CA (Primary)Work Area (FBA Only)Multi-SiteYesTravel RequirementTravel between multiple sites is a regular/on-going requirementShift Start Time/End Time0800-1600Days OffAs requiredVacancy TypeCasualSalary Range (Hourly Rate)$31.89 – $43.65Paid FTEnaWorked BI-WEEKLY HOURSnaPlanned Start DateJan. 31 2024Approximate End Date (For Temporary Assignments ONLY)Pending Return of IncumbentNoCRC required? (employee will be working with or have access to children or vulnerable adults and requires a Criminal Record Check)Required for Professional RegistrationJob DescriptionIn accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.Reporting to the Manager or the Designate, working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, the Licensed Practice Nurse provides personal care, performs nursing procedures, conducts home visits and completes assessments to ensure quality client care. Contributes to the development of client centered care and self care management standards, policies and procedures. Supports and directs Community Health Workers. Collaborates, consults and acts as a liaison with the interdisciplinary team of health care professionals to facilitate quality care.The Licensed Practical Nurse 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 and according to Home and Community Care Program operating policies, standards and protocols.QUALIFICATIONS:Education, Training And ExperienceRegistration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant. Basic Life Support, Level C certificate. Two year recent related experience or equivalent education and training. Valid BC Drivers license.Skills And Abilities

  • Demonstrated knowledge and competencies of full scope of Practice currently required by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability for good observation and patient/client assessment skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to organize & prioritize work for self and others.
  • Provide culturally sensitive care and services.
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of interdisciplinary teams.
  • Demonstrated ability to operate related equipment including computer and a variety of windows based software.
  • Maintain a commitment to continued professional development as required by the employer and/or the College.
  • Use personal vehicle.

Link to Full Job DescriptionAdditional information for applicantsAdditional ClausesBCNU: Vaccination Notification: To keep our employees, clients and the communities we serve safe, Island Health is enforcing an employee mandatory vaccination policy which is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As such, Island Health requires Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registration as a condition of employment, and any offers of employment are contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If an offer of employment is extended, but proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer will be rescinded. PLEASE NOTE: THIS POSITION WILL BE POSTED FOR 72 HOURS. NOTE CLOSING DATE Recent negotiations with the Nurses Bargaining Association (NBA) have resulted in changes to the hiring language in the Collective Agreement ( Article 18.01- First Consideration). The internal application process for nurse postings has been changed to ensure that you are aware of the need to provide the following relevant information with your application (within your Cover Letter and/or Resume). 1) Qualifications (Education & Experience): Please list how you meet the qualification requirements as noted in the job posting. 2) Qualifications (Skills & Abilities): Please explain how you meet each of the critical unit specific skills and abilities to work successfully in this position on this unit. Refer to the Job Posting for Skills & Abilities. The change to application process will help managers determine if internal applicants meet education and experience qualifications, and have the necessary unit skills and abilities contained in the job description.Requisition CANurses Bargaining AssociationAffiliation/UnionBCNU

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