Northern Health – BC Prince George, BC
- Part-time · Entry level
- 5,001-10,000 employees · Hospitals and Health Care
About the job
We are seeking caring and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse to join our health care team. If you are conscientious and well organized, with a strong commitment to the care and well-being of others, don’t miss out on this rewarding opportunity!
In accordance with the established vision and values of the organization, the LPN Home Support Team Leader/Primary Care Nurse, coordinates Home Support Services by supervising Community Health Workers, overseeing the implementation of client care plans, providing training and evaluation of personal care techniques, provides advocacy services, and also functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practice to provide competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools, and communities.
The Home Support Team Leader/Primary Care Licensed Practical Nurse performs assessments, plans, and implements and provides personal and nursing care to people. The LPN administers oral, subcutaneous, and intramuscular medications in accordance with pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures. The scope or extent of the skills that the LPN performs varies according to the predictability of the outcome for a given population. The LPN operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) and according to organizational policies, procedures, standards, and unit specific protocols.
Shift Rotation/Hours of work: 07:00 to 15:00, 15:00 to 23:00, 23:00 to 07:00 Days, Evenings, Nights (Rotating)
Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.
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.
- Three weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
- Financial Support for Moving Expenses 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” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.
- Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.
- Two (2) years of recent, related experience including one (1) year in a supervisory role; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
- Current valid BC Driver’s License.
Skills And Abilities
- Ability to supervise others.
- Demonstrated knowledge and skills within a specific clinical specialty or patient population dependent on the nature of the caseload (e.g. acute care, gerontology, palliative, etc.).
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
- Ability to work independently and collaboratively with others.
- Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
- Ability to plan, organize and prioritize; and ability to implement a plan of care.
- Ability to operate related equipment including proficiency in relevant computer applications.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Use of own vehicle
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.