Licensed Practical Nurse

  • Full Time
  • Canada

Calian Group

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse Location: Vancouver, BC Remote: No Business Unit: Health Department: Health Services Calian Health is seeking a Licenced Practical Nurse (maternity leave coverage till 31st May 2025) with interest in providing mental health services to Canadian Armed Forces members in their exclusive outpatient clinic located at CFB Vancouver. A Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or a Registered Practical Nurse (RPN) provides direct patient care under the direction of physicians, registered nurses, or other health care providers. These activities include conducting patient history and physical assessments; performing selected diagnostic and therapeutic interventions; and counseling patients on preventive health care.

A LPN or a RPN provides services to patients on a walk-in and appointment basis in various primary and ambulatory care settings such as the Care Delivery Unit (CDU), treatment room, and specialty clinic. This is a full-time opportunity equal to 37.5 hours per week. The clinic is open from 7:30 am to 4pm.

There is no evening or weekend work required. Responsibilities: The LPN or RPN shall possess, as a minimum, 1 full time equivalent year of experience within the last 3 years in nursing practice conducting patient assessment and providing direct nursing care for a broad range of diseases in the adult population in a primary care or ambulatory care setting. The required tasks for this occupational group include the following: • perform within defined scope of practice in accordance with the regulatory organization in the province of work. • perform triage assessment during walk-in hours and patient assessments that include medical or incident history, physical examinations, and Periodic Health Assessments (PHAs) Part I including vital signs measurement and vision acuity test; • perform nursing interventions such as taking vital signs, applying aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensuring infection control, and conducting specimen collection; • develop a nursing care plan based on the result of the assessment and refer to a physician or other health care provider; • administer medication as per doctor’s order as per provincial scope of practice and observe and document therapeutic effects; • complete nursing documentation immediately after each patient interaction; • communicate any changes or abnormal findings of the patient’s status or condition to the senior clinician.

Abnormal is defined as any deviation to the norm, average, or expected; • perform therapeutic procedures such as injections and wound care; • administer and monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy, where competency has been demonstrated; • monitor patient’s progress and evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions; • provide health education to patients; • perform administrative tasks including written or telephone responses to patient queries, preparation of medical files for physicians or other health care providers, and to return of medical files to health record department; • assist physicians or other health care providers with treatments and procedures; • act as the point of contact for the care coordination and preparation of responses, information requests, and patient inquiries in the specialty clinic; • monitor all medical supplies and inventory including ordering and replenishing; • clean all patient care areas between patients; • clean, sterilize and package surgical instruments; • provide pre-operative and post-operative patient teaching such as clinical and procedural information or instructions and comfort care; • prepare patients for minor surgery procedures by shaving and washing with antiseptic solution on the patient’s operative areas; and • other associated tasks relevant to this occupational group. Qualifications All LPNs and RPNs must, as a minimum, have: • graduated from a Practical Nursing Program approved by Council of the College of Nurses; • a licence from the provincial or territorial professional college or association in the province of practice; and • a Certificate of Standard First Aid and Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider or equivalent such as Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation/Automated External Defibrillator (CPR/AED) Level C. • Ability to obtain a PSPC Enhanced Reliability Clearance