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Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical/Surgical/Residential Care - Bella Coola

Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical/Surgical/Residential Care - Bella Coola

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Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is world renowned for innovation and a focus on quality care and outcomes. The remarkable range of specialties places VCH at the forefront of career destinations for Nurses, Sonographers, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Mental Health professionals and many other health care and allied professionals. Launch an exciting career with us where you can apply your skills and develop new ones alongside some of Canada's finest practitioners. Come for the job. Stay for the team.

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse - Medical/Surgical/Residential Care
Work Site: Bella Coola General Hospital - Bella Coola, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time - Other Relief - Until approximately December 2018 or Return of Incumbent
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $26.69 - $29.38 per hour
Hours: 0700-1930, 1900-0730
Reference#: 098355-ale

 

INFORMATION ABOUT THE COMMUNITY AND HOSPITAL:

 

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 is a medical clinic and pharmacy.


JOB SUMMARY:

Practices in accordance with the standards, scope and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) as well as within a client (patient, resident) and family centered 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 CLPNBC 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 CLPNBC.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses.
  • Current full practicing licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC).
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.


Knowledge, Skills & 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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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