Vancouver Coastal Health

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Job ID 2024-119994
City North Vancouver
Work Location
Lions Gate Hospital - NS
Transition Services
Home Worksite
03 - Lions Gate Hospital
Labour Agreement
Nurses' Bargaining Association
203 - Nurses BCNU LPN (Facilities)
Position Type
Job Status
Regular Part-Time
Standard Hours / Week
Job Category
Salary Grade
Min Hourly
CAD $32.84/Hr.
Max Hourly
CAD $41.35/Hr.
Shift Times
Days Off
Position Start Date
As soon as possible


The salary range for this position is CAD $32.84/Hr. - CAD $41.35/Hr.

Job Summary

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

Are you a dedicated healthcare worker and enjoy working as a member of an interdisciplinary care team? Do you thrive in both independent and collaborative environments? Apply to work as a Licensed Practical Nurse at Lions Gate Hospital with Vancouver Coastal Health today!


As an LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work to address client and family centred care needs supported by an interdisciplinary health service team and delivery model, within a comprehensive care management model and within the context of a client and family centred care model.
  • Provide care to clients and families who are experiencing health challenges such as end of life and chronic diseases based on predictable outcomes and the needs/outcomes can be managed by following an established plan of care or under the direction/supervision/guidance of a Registered Nurse (RN).
  • Work collaboratively with the Registered Nurse in direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care.
  • Assist the Care Team in the completion of designated client assessments using Resident Assessment Instruments (RAI-HC) as per established policies/procedures. Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on respect.
  • Support clients and families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the following duties and responsibilities.

  • Establish, maintain, and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.


Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • One (1) year in community and Long Term Care settings or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group – geriatric, chronic disease and end of life client populations.
  •  Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis related to designated client group (e.g. dementia, depression, COPD, UTI, diabetes, CA, CHF)
  • Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated client group (e.g. CA, end-stage liver disease; renal failure; simple wound care; diabetes; COPD), including safe medication practices (eg. Best Possible Medication History, transcription and administration).
  • Demonstrated ability to anticipate potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated client group by communicating with the RN.
  • Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with catheters and tubes for client population.
  • Demonstrate effective and efficient use of electronic systems such as but not limited to, Cerner, PARIS
  • Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner, including RAI-HC assessments and reassessments.
  • Demonstrated skill in chronic disease and palliative symptom management of clients.
  • Demonstrated skill in simple wound dressings of ostomy/wounds, insertion and care of urinary catheter, bowel care and provides care of body after death.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing LPN scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated client population including infection control, etc.

Closing Statement

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.  Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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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