Licensed Practical Nurse, 3A Surgical Unit Licensed Practical Nurse, 3A Surgical Unit
Perioperative/Surgical Services
Sydney, CA
4d ago


Accountable to the Manager of 3A, the Licensed Practical Nurse practices as a team member and works to full scope of practice, independently providing nursing care to individuals with stable health conditions and predictable health outcomes, and consulting and practicing with other healthcare professionals when caring for individuals with unstable conditions and / or unpredictable health outcomes.

The Licensed Practical Nurse is one of the collaborators in the Collaborative Care Model, participating in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals, families and groups.

As a member of the team, the Licensed Practical Nurse applies practical nursing theory in the assessment of patients, collaboration in the development of the nursing care plan, implementation of the care plan and ongoing evaluation of the patient.

The LPN ensures that the principles and practices that guide our work such as the mission, vision, values, expected behaviours, the leadership philosophy, organizational health, population health, ethics, safety, quality, partnerships and interprofessional collaboration are integrated within the services they provide and through the messages they deliver.


  • LPN currently licensed in the province of N.S.
  • Current Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) certification (annual re-certification required)
  • Candidates will have successfully completed Pharmacology through the LPN Core Program or through a post graduate course approved by the Practical Nurses Licensing Board
  • Recent (within last five years) experience in the care of acutely ill medical / surgical patients
  • Recent surgical experience an asset
  • Completion of the Perioperative Nursing Program for LPNs preferred
  • Recent experience administering medications
  • Demonstrated competencies in working with a team approach to care, with the philosophy of maximizing patients self care abilities
  • Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development
  • Demonstrated accountability
  • Demonstrated communication and conflict resolution skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Demonstrated judgment and decision making skills
  • Demonstrated collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and innovation
  • Qualifications

  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team
  • Commitment to promoting a culture which supports safety, ethical practice and organizational health
  • Demonstrated good attendance in current and past employment
  • Physical capabilities to perform the duties of the position
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred preferred
  • Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment
  • PLEASE NOTE : Applicants will be screened on the above qualifications. Applicants must clearly demonstrate how they meet the knowledge and competencies in their cover letter and resume.

    Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must demonstrate such equivalencies in their application. Applicants will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or missing information.

    Hours of Work

    Long assignment, full time position; 75 hours biweekly

    Beginning May 2019, with an anticipated end date of March 2020 (approx. 10 months)

    Dates are subject to change

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