Licensed Practical Nurse, AIS
IWK Health Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadá
4d ago

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    Licensed Practical Nurse, AIS

    Date : Jun 10, 2019

    Location : Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, B3L 4E5

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  • Company : Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre

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    Department / Program : Adolescent Intensive Services (AIS), Mental Health & Addictions Program

    Type of Employment : Temporary Hourly FT long-term (100% FTE) until 08 / 12 / 2020 x 1 position(s)

    Req ID : 36138

    Union Status : NSGEU Hlthcare, Healthcare Bargaining Unit

    Compensation : $24.6602 - $27.4232 / hour

    Posting Date : June 10, 2019

    Closing Date : June 17, 2019

    Start Date : 08 / 12 / 2019

    The IWK Health Centre is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region.

    The IWK is committed to a workplace where our staff, physicians, learners and volunteers reflect the patients, families and communities that we serve.

    We seek and encourage applicants who reflect our broad diversity, and we are committed to reducing barriers to employment and career growth.

    Position Summary

    Reporting to the Manager through the Clinical Leader, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of an interdisciplinary care team, collaborating on the delivery of care to meet the needs of clients / families.

    The LPN is responsible and accountable to the public for his / her own practice according to the standards defined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia, Scope of Practice and Code of Ethics and Standards, and policies and procedures of the IWK.

  • The LPN provides care independently to defined and established care needs; coping mechanisms and supports systems in place;
  • well controlled or managed health conditions; little fluctuation in condition over time; obvious signs and symptoms; predictable, localized and manageable responses;
  • predictable outcomes; and predictable changes in health condition. The LPN works within a multi-disciplinary team to provide care to children / youth who have chronic and persistent mental health disorders with serious / profound functional impairment who are harmfully involved with substances and / or gambling, or who may present with concurrent mental health disorders.

    The LPN is responsible for medication administration facilitation, admission nursing assessment and other assigned duties associated with providing care.

  • The LPN would provide care, under the guidance and direction, and in collaboration and consultation, with a Registered Nurse and / or physician and / or other appropriate health care provider when : care needs are not well defined or established or changing;
  • coping mechanisms and supports are unknown, not functioning or not in place; health condition not well controlled or managed;
  • frequent monitoring and reassessment required; fluctuating assessment; unpredictable outcomes and unpredictable changes in health condition.

    The LPN 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 works in consultation with RN / LPN colleagues and other members of the interdisciplinary team to meet the needs of patients / clients.

    In accepting care the LPN considers : patient / client factors, nurse factors such as competence, environmental factors, Health Centre policies and job description.

    Hours of Work

    Shift Work, 7.5 and / or 11.25 hour shifts (Days, Evenings, Nights & Weekends)

    Qualifications

  • Graduate from an approved Practical Nurse Program required, 2 year diploma program preferred.
  • Eligible for LPN licensure or licensed by the Nova Scotia College of Nursing required
  • Current successful completion of a Heart and Stroke Foundation Basic Life Support (BLS) Program within the last 12 months, or successful completion of a BLS Renewal Challenge Certificate, required.
  • Recent clinical experience that includes administration of medication and health assessments is required.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention certification preferred.
  • Previous psychiatric nursing experience required.
  • Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and to request and accept direction as required is essential.
  • Demonstrated critical thinking required within scope of practice including : clinical judgment, problem solving skills and strong decision making ability.
  • Demonstrated professional manner required, along with effective interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Must have demonstrated initiative, effective time management and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development and skills.
  • Valid Class 5 Drivers License required and willingness to drive program van when needed
  • Competency in other languages considered an asset; French preferred.
  • Thank you for your interest with the IWK Health Centre. Please sign in to create a profile and set-up Job Alerts for positions of interest.

    Please Note : I f you are an employee of the IWK Health Centre, please apply through the internal careers page to ensure you are flagged as an internal applicant.

    Applications are accepted until 11 : 59 PM on the Closing Date.

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