Requisition # 38931
Reporting to the Health Services Manager of the Veterans’ Unit or designate at the Fishermen's Memorial Hospital, 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.
Hours of Work
Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia. We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.
Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.