Vancouver Coastal Health

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Orthopedic Specialty

Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Orthopedic Specialty
Work Site: Emergency Unit, Whistler Health Centre - Whistler, BC
Status: Regular Part Time (0.58 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $28.43 - $32.98 per hour
Hours:

0800-2000/0900-2100/1000-2200

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 155397-ekw


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 focused in Orthopedics at the Whistler Health Centre's Emergency Unit for Vancouver Coastal Health today!

As an Orthopedic Specialty LPN at Vancouver Coastal Health you will:

  • Work independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and perform the full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by BCCNM and as permitted by the employer for clients with predictable outcomes within a designated area of specialty. 
  • Perform activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families.
  • Work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and under general supervision and support 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.
  • Follow decision support tools, cast fractures of a bone with orders and when a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner is available.
  • Maintain and advance clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of BCCNM.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses, plus successful completion of recognized, formal post-basic education in advanced orthopedics for LPNs.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Training may be provided for post-basic education in advanced orthopedics for LPN’s.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Ability to work pursuant to the standards of practice under the BCCNM.
  • Ability to communicate 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.

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.

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 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.

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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