Vancouver Coastal Health

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Richmond Bridge House

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Richmond Bridge House
Work Site: Mental Health Housing Services, Richmond Bridge House - Richmond, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $28.43 - $32.98 per hour
Hours:

0730-1930/1930-0730

Days off: Various

Reference#: 151631-atr

 

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

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to the join the team at the Richmond Bridge House short stay mental health crisis intervention facility in Richmond, BC.  Apply today to join our team!

 

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

 

As an LPN at Richmond Bridge House you will:

  • Work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team performing full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by BCCNM for clients with predictable outcomes within a crisis short stay facility.

  • Assess, plan, implement, evaluate and document client care, and provide support to clients and their families.

  • Assist the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) 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.

  • Maintain and advance clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of BCCNM for Licensed Practical Nurses.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Grade 12, graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses and one (1) year of recent related experience in a community health setting or an equivalent combination or education, training and experience.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Knowledge of principles of mental health treatment within a client and family model of care.
  • Knowledge of other facilities and mental health resources.
  • Ability to deal effectively with conflict situations, manage aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
  • Ability to establish and maintain rapport with patients.
  • Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
  • Ability to organize and prioritize.
  • Ability to work under the pressure of interruptions and adapt to changes.
  • Ability to problem solve and take initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate computerized patient care information system and word processing, Internet and e-mail software.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job.

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.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?


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

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

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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