Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
    Work Site: Combined Medical Surgical - Bella Coola General Hospital - Bella Coola, BC
    Status: Temporary Full Time
    Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately August 14, 2020
    Salary: $27.87 - $31.15 per hour
    Hours: 0700-1930, 1900-0730, with rotating days off
    Reference#: 120256-jta

     

    ABOUT BELLA COOLA, BC:

     

    Bella Coola sits in a mountain valley at the head of the North Bentinck Channel, 500 km north of Vancouver, with a population of about 1800 people. The community is at the end of a long, truly magnificent fjord, on the mainland coast of British Columbia. Bella Coola General Hospital has 10 acute bed, 5 residential beds and a 3 bed emergency department open 24/7, along with a laboratory, diagnostic imaging services, Telehealth, Mental Health, Public Health, Home & Community Support Services.  Also within the hospital are a medical clinic and a pharmacy.


    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.***

    Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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