Licensed Practical Nurse
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) are valuable members of the interdisciplinary health care team. LPNs provide direct nursing care to stable and unstable residents under the direction of a Registered Nurse.
The LPN in Long Term Care provides quality nursing care to residents by assisting in their activities of daily living, providing personal care and promoting independent living. In long-term care, the LPN role is directed towards meeting the resident’s physical, social and spiritual needs through partnerships with the resident, the resident’s family and other members of the interdisciplinary team. The LPN as appropriate is accountable for the planning and supervision of care, within his/her scope of practice. The LPN is accountable to provide support and direction to Personal Care Attendants, monitor resident outcomes, intervene if necessary, and reassess and adjust the plan of care or resident assignment as needed, in consultation with the Registered Nurse.
Long-term care settings are often complex. Residents have diverse needs resulting from such conditions as chronic illness and functional and cognitive impairments. This population includes frail or elderly adults, individuals with physical and intellectual disabilities and/or individuals with mental illness. The work environment is fast paced with frequent contact with the public, residents and other health professionals.
Hours of Work:
Full Time position (75 hours bi-weekly).
Part Time position (at least 37.5 hours bi-weekly)
Casual/On Call (any combination of scheduled and call in shifts based on operational requirements)
Applicants are required to do shift work with availability to provide days, evenings and nights based on operational requirements. Weekends and holidays required.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
- Regularly requires physical exertion and handling, moving, pushing or pulling objects between 10 – 15 lbs and occasionally required to support, lift or move patients/objects up to 30 lbs.
- Regularly required to work in awkward cramped positions (bending/kneeling/stretching) and constantly standing and moving about.
- Regularly pushes and pulls objects using light to medium forces and stands and walks.
- Regularly requires visual concentration to give medications, read orders/referrals, patients’ charts/document, observe and treat patients combined with time pressures and deadlines.
- Successful completion of an approved Licensed Practical Nursing program.
- Current licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Newfoundland and Labrador (CLPNNL).
- Current BLS certification is required.
- Gerontology experience is preferred.
- Knowledge of seniors’ issues and support best practice in gerontological care.
- Ability to deal effectively with end-of-life issues.
- Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Demonstrated ability to maintain effective working relationships.
- Demonstrated initiative and the ability to work independently.
- A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
Part-time hours: 37.5 per week
Application deadline: 2020-12-09
Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent
Salary: $25.77-$27.15 per hour
- Dental care
- Extended health care
- Life insurance
- On-site gym
- On-site parking
- Paid time off
- RRSP match
- Vision care
- 8 hour shift
- Day shift
- Night shift
- Personal protective equipment provided or required
- Social distancing guidelines in place
- Virtual meetings
- Sanitizing, disinfecting, or cleaning procedures in place