LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSE, COMPLEX CARE

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“Do you have a passion for nursing?

We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Houston Health Centre.”

Under the direct supervision of the Site Coordinator or designate, the Licensed Practical Nurse is responsible for providing care and service to meet the needs of the residents in a home like setting. The LPN works collaboratively with residents, colleagues, families, visitors and volunteers to create a respectful, positive and home like environment. The LPN performs duties within the competency guidelines and standards of practice outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and the current legislative scope of practice in clinical areas such as urgent and ambulatory care, short stay beds that will involve palliative, respite and convalescent care and in a community health setting.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 08:00 to 20:00, 20:00 to 08:00, rotating

Houston Health Centre has an array of services under one roof including urgent care, public health, home and community care, mental health and clinics for women’s health and physiotherapy. Houston Residential care consists of four permanent beds with a common area and shared kitchen space and secured outdoor space. The care home is staffed with one LPN and one Care Aid. We also have two short stay beds for Respite and Palliative Care.

Houston has a population of 3600 (2021) local residents and is known as the world’s steelhead fishing capital. Nestled in the beautiful Bulkley Valley amongst some of BC’s finest outdoor recreational opportunities. Check out Houston where the people are friendly and the wilderness beckons.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government
Qualifications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.
• Level 1 Food Safe course.
• Current certification in CPR required.
• Recent related experience of a minimum two (2) years in a residential care and acute care setting is an asset or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Skills and Abilities:
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize and prioritize.
• Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
• Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Computer experience an asset.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.