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Competition #:05355732
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Hourly Wage:$28.20 - $31.04
Close Date:FEBRUARY 16, 2018*

Position Summary

Under the direction of the Site Coordinator or Registered Nurse or designate and in collaboration as a member of a multi disciplinary team, performs assessments, plans and provides personal care, and performs nursing procedures. The LPN supervises Nursing Assistants and other designated staff and in the absence of an RN continues nursing procedures, distribution of medications and personal assistance to residents. The LPN functions in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia and according to agency operating policies and standards and unit specific protocols. Will promote optimal functional status of the client while allowing clients to have personal choice. These functions are carried out under the auspices of the NHA Mission Statement.

- Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses and holds a valid B.C. Practical Nurse License.
- Plus one (1) year experience in the care of elderly clients.
- MDS – RAI. (employer provided).

- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to physically carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Understands and promotes the philosophy of Gentle Care, Resident Focused Care and Palliative Care, while using best practices in Gerontology.
- Ability to supervise.

Kitimat is a community of approximately 10,000 population. Located on Northern BC’s inland coast at the end of the Douglas Channel and large ocean fjord, Kitimat is surrounding by snow- capped mountains and was purposefully designed using garden city principles. The Kitimat area offers exceptional outdoor lifestyle opportunities including hiking, fresh water and ocean fishing as well as access to lakes, forests and mountains. Kitimat has 2 superb golf courses and offers nearby skiing opportunities. Kitimat is a welcoming, community oriented atmosphere for professionals and families, affordable real estate and a mild but distinctly four season climate in which to capitalize on fantastic outdoor pursuit’s opportunities in the area.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT