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

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

Job Description

Requisition # 38937


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.



  • 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


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