Licensed Practical Nurse
Retirement Concepts
Maple Ridge Seniors Village, Maple Ridge, BC, CA
5d ago

This position is covered under the single site order.

SUMMARY OF POSITION :

Reporting to the Director of Care and / or Resident Care Coordinator, the Licensed Practical Nurse

is the role model and team leader who coordinates the activities and duties of those who deliver

direct resident care. The Licensed Practical Nurse performs duties and monitors departmental

activities in accordance with their scope of practice, established standards, regulations, policies

and procedures to maximize resident focused care

RESPONSIBILITIES :

  • Include but not limited to;
  • 1. Assess residents’ needs; plans, implements and evaluates resident care.

    2. Ensures focused resident care is provided and resident rights are observed.

    3. Liaises with physicians, community agency representatives, families, visitors and

    volunteers.

    4. Administers prescribed medications and treatments within the limitations of the British

    Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Monitors and reports changes in

    physical and psychological conditions of residents and documents changes in the resident

    health record. Notifies family and physician of changes in condition.

    5. Active participant in Interdisciplinary Care Conferences. Responsible for development of

    initial care plan and revisions as necessary. Implements and evaluates the effectiveness

    of plan of care.

    6. Maintains all documents according to established standards, regulations, policies and

    procedures, ensuring confidentiality is maintained according to Facility policy.

    7. Liaises with other disciplines and departments to ensure quality focused resident care.

    8. Supervises and assists other care staff. Participates in orientation and ongoing education

    as required.

    9. Assists residents with care, which includes activities of daily living, including bathing,

    dressing, feeding, elimination, hair and oral care.

    10. Actively participates in facility programs, meetings, committees and educational inservices.

    11. Ensures equipment and supplies are stored and maintained according to policy and

    procedure and reports unsafe or faulty equipment to appropriate manager.

    12. Maintains an up to date knowledge of facility policies and procedures, particularly those

    concerning the administration and recording of medications, safety and emergency

    procedures.

    13. Encourages and adheres to a holistic philosophy of wellness, recognizing that each

    individual is capable of, to varying degrees, making decisions about his / her life and is a

    partner in the decision-making process.

    14. Utilizes the Registered Nurse as a resource for complex situations as per the policy of the

    Facility.

    15. Performs other related duties as required

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    1. Graduate of an approved program for Practical Nurses and holds a current License with

    the BCCNM as an LPN.

    2. Valid First Aid Certificate.

    3. Food Safe Level 1 certificate.

    4. Recent experience as a practicing LPN, in a long - term care setting that included the

    distribution of medications; 2 years’ experience preferred

    SKILLS AND ABILITIES :

    1. Ability to read, write, and speak English proficiently and understand verbal and written

    instructions.

    2. Good interpersonal skills and ability to effectively interact with the various individuals

    involved in providing holistic care in a flexible resident focused environment.

    3. Ability to operate related equipment.

    4. Must be in good health, physically able to perform repetitive tasks, lift, squat, bend, stand

    and walk as required to perform the duties of the position.

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