Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 
    Work Site: Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS) - Vancouver General Hospital/Vancouver Community
    Status: Regular Part Time (0.63 FTE)
    Start Date: As soon as possible
    Salary: $27.87 - $31.15 per hour
    Hours: 0800-1830, with Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays off
    Reference#: 121026-jmc


    Come work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

    Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join the Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS) team in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

     

    As a Licensed Practical Nurse with Personalized Support and Stabilization (PSS) you will:

    • Provide care to clients and families by following an established plan of care or under the direction/supervision/guidance of a Registered Nurse (RN).
    • Work closely with the RN in direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care.
    • Support clients and families to achieve and maintain optimal health.

    ABOUT PERSONALIZED SUPPORT AND STABILIZATION (PSS):

     

    Personalized Support and Stabilization is a new community team of interdisciplinary professionals working together to support people to safely transition, early on, from hospital settings back to their homes in the community.

     

    WHO WE ARE


    Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.


    QUALIFICATIONS:

    Education & Experience

    • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses.
    • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
    • Three (3) years recent experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse providing care in the community or acute (medical/surgical/palliative, simple wound care) care setting or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
    • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of a personal vehicle for which mileage will be reimbursed.

    Knowledge & Abilities

    • Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
    • Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
    • Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people.
    • Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the BCCNP for LPNs.
    • Broad knowledge of working with clients and families across the life span.
    • Broad knowledge of working with Medical, Surgical and Palliative clients.
    • Broad knowledge of Community resources and polices.
    • Demonstrated ability to apply decision-making and analytical skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
    • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
    • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
    • Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook). Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated computer skills including the ability to effectively use a computerized client care information system.

    This posting has been posted internally and externally concurrently. External applicants will be considered after internals.

     

    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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