Licensed Practical Nurse
Carrier Sekani Family Services
Vanderhoof, Burns Lake, BC
January 30, 2020
Carrier Sekani Family Services (CSFS) is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse for the Burns Lake and Vanderhoof community area. The Licensed Practical Nurse, in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team, provides health promotion activities, performs assessments, plans, and implements and provides personal and nursing care to clients. The LPN in consultation with the Community Health Nurses, Chronic Disease Nurse, physicians and Integrated Care Team is responsible for assisting in planning for patient care and liaising with family.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensures that personal care is provided in accordance with home support/LTC personal assistance guidelines by reviewing care plans, homecare assessments and observing care delivery.
- Maintains up to date patient medical records to ensure that all patient issues are accurately and clearly stated and changes are reflected as they occur. In addition, conducts reviews of charting to assure accuracy, completeness and compliance with regulations, certification standards, legal and ethical standards.
- Recognizes and interprets symptoms and institutes measures within the scope/limits of a Licensed Practical Nurse in BC and reports significant changes in the patient condition to CSFS Primary Health Care Team.
- Administers medication and treatments as ordered by the physician, including oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications in accordance with LPN scope of practice, pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures.
- Conducts patient assessments as required. Example Fall assessment, home care assessment.
- Provides foot care for Elderly clients, diabetics and those who require medical requested foot care
- Performs duties which are delegated by RN
- Provides clients with necessary information/resources to assist them in independent living.
- Reinforces appropriate interventions, medications, effects and side effects to patient, caregiver, volunteers and others as appropriate.
- Contributes to the development and modification of the individualized nursing plan of care, including attending and providing input into ICT planning meetings and family conferences.
- As agreed in the ICT, implements care to achieve outcomes of comfortable and safe dying, self-determined life closure and effective grieving for patient and family.
- Works in partnership with the Primary Health Care Team in developing and delivering health promotion materials and workshops.
- Coordinates patient and family services, supports, instructs and educates the patient, family, and caregiver as agreed in the ICT.
- Shares knowledge provides direction, assignment and supervision to Care aides as appropriate.
- Provide holistic, family-centered care across treatment settings to improve the quality of life.
- Telehealth – Participate in Telehealth services in each community. This can be the set up of telehealth to assist physicians, the transportation of client for telehealth visits. Accepting telehealth referrals and the providing LPN care using telehealth
- Producing and submitting month end activity reports to Nursing Manager as required
Qualifications and Educational Requirements
- Graduate of an accredited school of practical nursing
- Current BC LPN license
- First Aid Level 1
- Transportation of Dangerous Goods Certificate
- Communicable Disease Certificate
- Expanded Foot Care Course
- Wound Care Course
- Two years recent (within the past five years) nursing experience in long-term care or home care/hospice, with at least one in hospice or homecare preferred
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Knowledge of First Nations culture and traditions (specifically Carrier and Sekani)
- Current knowledge of nursing practice issues and understanding of concepts and models of care for aboriginal clients and settings.
- Experience and familiarity with chronic disease management, home and palliative care.
- Ability to maintain and promote patient confidentiality
- Self-directed with effective organizational, time management, and prioritization skills
- Able to be flexible and adapt to new or changing requirements
- Demonstrated ability to guide individuals toward the vision of Primary Health Care while fostering teamwork and commitment to excellence in the provision of care
- Demonstrated ability to effectively manage and support change that is consistent with the vision, purpose, and operating principles of CSFS
- Demonstrated ability to communicate verbally and in writing.
- Ability to apply the problem-solving process, demonstrating critical thinking, decision-making skills, and systems analysis
- Computer skills including using an Electronic Medical Record, Microsoft Office suite (MS Word, Excel)
- Ability to multi-task and maintain focus despite interruptions
- Mental and physical capacity to address the demands of the position.
- Regularly communicates with a wide variety of internal and external individuals on a varied number of topics
- Works toward numerous deadlines.
This position routinely deals with a high degree of stress due to the complexity of issues, time pressures for decision - making, unforeseen circumstances, changing priorities and uncertainty. The role requires professional and tactful interactions with clients, families and communities as well as colleagues. The position will require travel locally and among CSFS communities and may require occasional provincial travel.
- Initial and on-going employment is subject to submission of a clear Criminal Record check. Criminal Record Check must be conducted every three years.
- Ongoing professional development as necessary
- Must possess a valid BC driver’s license
- Use of computer and accessories; MOIS EMR, Windows Operating System, various software applications (including MS Office suite). Use of printers, photocopier/fax machine.
- Use of medical equipment to facilitate assessment and care of patients.
In accordance with Section 41 of the BC Human Rights Code and Section 15 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, preference will be given to qualified candidates with Aboriginal Ancestry.