Under the direction of the Nurse Manager, and as a member of a multi-disciplinary team, the LPN provides a broad range of nursing functions and direct care;
including psychiatric and physical assessments, crisis interventions, medication administration, group facilitation and other duties as required.
The LPN role is in accordance with the LPN scope of practice and clinical direction is provided by the Director of Housing Services implementing the delivery of trauma-informed care for people that are geriatric and may have or have experienced severe addictions, mental illness, concurrent disorders, trauma and family, cultural and community disconnection.
Clients may also have involvement in the criminal justice or forensic systems. As a member of the multi-disciplinary team, the nurse shares information with team and other professionals in relation to client progress, care planning and interventions.
About Nair Place
Nair Place is a 26-bed licensed mental health residential facility, located in Langley. Nair Place serves people living with mental illness and high-personal care needs.
Graduation from a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses and ability to maintain full practicing license with the CLPNBC
A valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License
A valid First Aid Certificate ("Emergency First Aid - Community Care" or equivalent / experience)
A Ministry of Justice Criminal Records Clearance
TB Clearance (done within the past 6 months)
Knowledge and Abilities
A good understanding of the issues facing women / men with complex needs related to psychiatric disability, addiction, past trauma / victimization.
Ability to work with people with a mental illness and addictions.
Ability to work with complex medical issues
A good understanding of mental illness, addiction issues, psychotropic medications and psychosocial rehabilitation principles / strengths-based model.
Ability to establish and maintain rapport with clients.
Ability to observe and recognize changes in clients.
Knowledge of and ability to implement psychosocial rehabilitation framework and strength-based, recovery-oriented techniques.
Knowledge of trauma informed care.
Knowledge of and ability to implement techniques related to concurrent disorders (mental illness and addiction), including motivation enhancement techniques and harm reduction.
Knowledge of and ability to work with the culturally diverse group of clients, including Aboriginal clients.
Knowledge of housing issues and community resources in Metro Vancouver.
Ability to effectively organize work.
Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Ability to work independently and in cooperation with others.
Ability to operate related equipment, i.e. computers.
Ability to organize and prioritize.
We believe in our people and recognize for hard work.
We operate client-centered care under the principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
There is a variety of work within a particular position and within the organization.
We strive to be the best that we can be.
We hold Exemplary Status accreditation through Accreditation Canada.
We have won numerous awards for our innovative programming.
We care about our employees, and believe in living our values and culture throughout the organization.