Licensed Practical Nurse - Veterans' Unit in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

  • Nova Scotia Health Authority
  • Aug 19, 2019
Full time

Job Description

Requisition # 38937

Responsibilities

Reporting to the Health Services Manager of the Veterans’ Unit or designate at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital in Lunenburg, NS, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) participates as a Collaborative Care member in the provision of holistic, comprehensive care to meet the needs of individuals and families.  The LPN applies practical nursing theory in the assessment of patients/residents, collaboration in the development of the nursing care plan, implementation of the care plan and ongoing evaluation of the patient.  The LPN provides nursing services independently for patients/residents considered stable with predictable outcomes and provides nursing services under the direction or guidance of a registered nurse, medical practitioner or other authorized healthcare professional for patients/residents considered unstable with unpredictable outcomes.

 

Working within the current Code of Ethics and Standards of Nursing Practice for Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia, the LPN uses a holistic care-giving and care-receiving approach, while respecting the human dignity and choice of care of the patient/resident.  The LPN exhibits sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the Mission, Vision and Strategic Directions and incorporates into daily practice the Core Competencies and Values of the organization.

 

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an approved School of Practical Nurses
  • Registered or eligible for registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN)
  • Current certification for administering medications
  • Current CPR certification required
  • One to two years’ recent nursing experience related to long-term care, Geriatric Care and/or Rehabilitation Nursing
  • Basic computer skills – Microsoft Suite – E-mail, Internet, Meditech
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for learning and professional development through completion of recent education/courses relevant to the specified unit(s) and/or LPN practice
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, oral and written), demonstrating a high degree of tact, judgment, courtesy, empathy and confidentiality
  • Ability to demonstrate leadership, critical thinking, strategic thinking and sound decision-making skills in the provision of accountable, safe, ethical patient-centered care and to function independently as well as part of a collaborative-practice team
  • Excellent organizational, follow-through and time management skills, with the ability to prioritize tasks, deal with crisis situations and accurately handle multiple priorities
  • Ability to develop and maintain professional relationships with all stakeholders, including patients/residents, families, staff and individuals internal and external to the organization
  • Ability to adapt and understand patients/residents’ needs, assisting them in meeting their fullest physical and emotional potential
  • Demonstrated commitment to self-development and continuous quality improvement
  • Commitment to promoting a culture of respect that supports safety, ethical practices, cultural awareness and organizational health
  • Physical and mental capabilities to perform the duties of the position such as moving and mobilizing patients/residents/clients; varying workloads and shift work; exposure to drugs and radiation, soiled and contaminated equipment, supplies and instruments and medical conditions of patients/residents/clients; exposure in specified units to pets such as resident pet therapy dogs; dealing with stressful situations relating to agitated, confused, aggressive, or hostile behavior of patients/residents
  • Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

Hours of Work

  • Permanent, full-time (100%) position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Shifts may include days, nights, weekends & holidays
  • Commencing September 9th, 2019
  • Date is approximate and subject to change

Salary Information

  • $24.6707 - $26.4961 hourly $27.4233 hourly with 25 years' nursing experience

 

Job Category

Nurse

City

Lunenburg