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Licensed Practical Nurse (lpn), Community

Full Time
6 days ago
Position Summary
Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Licensed Practical Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Prince Rupert Health Unit.

Under the direction of the Home & Community Care Manager, the LPN the LPN uses independence and initiative to screen, plan and coordinate care for clients in community settings. The LPN ensures quality of care by supporting and directing the practice of community health workers and residential care aides. In collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team the fullscope LPN may perform intake, provide assessments, plan and provide personal care, provide health teaching, perform nursing procedures, and develop plans of care.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days - 08:30 to 16:30 rotating

Prince Rupert is a coastal port city with a population of 12,220 (2021). It is nestled into a mountain and surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest. See rare wildlife, explore our rugged landscapes, and experience world-class fishing adventures you won't find anywhere else. Check out more on Prince Rupert , known as the halibut capital of the world.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.
• Completion of the College of Licensed Practical Nurse approved pharmacology course and head to toe assessment.
• Minimum of two (2) years' Acute care experience or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Experience in a supervisory position is preferable.
• Class V BC Diver's License.
• Certificates in CPR and First Aid.
• Minimum of three (3) years' working with the frail, elderly or disabled, preferably in the community.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to organize and prioritize work.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
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.
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