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  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Bella Bella

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Combined Medical/Surgical
    Work Site: R.W. Large Memorial Hospital - Bella Bella, BC
    Status: Casual
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $27.87 - $31.15 per hour
    Hours: 07:30-19:30/19:30-07:30 and 10:00-22:00 with rotating days off
    Reference#: 115762-jta

     

    ABOUT BELLA BELLA, BC

     

    Bella Bella is a beautiful island community off the central coast of British Columbia, 690 km north of Vancouver. It is surrounded by a magical world of channels, inlets and old growth forest. It is home to salmon, orcas, humpbacks, bald eagles and the other denizens of the Pacific Northwest. The climate is mild and the area is a paradise for kayaking, sport fishing, hiking and photography.

    The R.W. Large Memorial Hospital in Bella Bella has 7 acute beds, 7 residential beds and a 4-bed emergency department open 24/7, along with Laboratory and Diagnostic Imaging services. It offers telehealth services as well as speciality clinics. R.W. Large Memorial Hospital also has an Intensive Case Management team for mental health and substance use. There is a medical clinic and a pharmacy located in the hospital. The healthcare team consists of Physicians, RNs, LPNs, PCAs, Laboratory and Radiology Technologists, Combined Lab/X-Ray Technologists, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Assistants, and Support Services Personnel.

     

    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

    • Accommodations as well as travel and meal allowance are provided.
    • Work assignments may range from 3 - 8 weeks in duration.

    R.W. Large Memorial Hospital is located on the traditional territories of the Heiltsuk Nation. It is one of the only provincial hospitals located on a reserve in all of Canada.


    For more information, please refer to this link:

     

    https://www.canada.ca/en/revenue-agency/services/aboriginal-peoples/information-indians.html#hdng2

     



    JOB SUMMARY:

    Practices in accordance with the standards, scope and code of ethics as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) for a Licensed Practical Nurse as well as within a client (patient, resident) and family centred care model and the mission, vision, values and policies of the organization. Working independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team performs full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by BCCNP for clients with predictable outcomes within a designated area of specialty. This includes activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care and providing support to clients and their families. Working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and under general supervisions assists the Registered Nurse in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. Maintains and advances clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of BCCNP.

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
    • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
    • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.

    Knowledge & Abilities

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

    The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

    Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

    ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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