2 job(s) at PracticeNWT

Sep 23, 2022
Are you a Licensed Practical Nurse looking for an exciting new experience alongside outstanding pay and benefits? Are you looking for the opportunity to work in a close-knit community, where you can truly see the impacts of your work on a daily basis? If so, apply now to become a Community Health LPN in Łutselk’e and Fort Resolution, Northwest Territories! Why the Northwest Territories? Located above the 60th parallel, the Northwest Territories awaits with seemingly endless lakes and unmatched vistas. The opportunities available in our communities are perfect for the outdoors enthusiast looking for adventure, a healthy work/life balance, and an escape from the hustle of the big city. Łutselk'e is the easternmost community in the Northwest Territories, nestled into the East Arm of Great Slave Lake. Famous for it's incredible fishing, clear waters and tall red cliffs, Łutselk'e is a must-visit community! Fort Resolution is located where Slave River meets Great Slave Lake, at the end of the Fort Resolution Highway. With a scenic view and outstanding fishing on Great Slave Lake, this historic community has plenty to explore, with Little Buffalo River Crossing Territorial Park and the old Pine Point community nearby. About the Work Located within the Health Centre and reporting directly to the Nurse in Charge (NIC), the Community Health Licensed Practical Nurse (CHLPN) delivers core community health services to residents in the communities. The health centre is the sole health facility in the community. The health centre also provides services to a visiting transient population and out of territory clients. As CHLPN, the incumbent will be part of the Primary Community Care Team providing non-emergency medical care; delivering core community health programs designed to promote community health and wellness. This includes, but is not limited to Well-Child/Adult clinics, pre and post-natal clinics, school health program, chronic disease clinic, immunization programs, communicable disease surveillance, sick clinic, emergency care, and home care/home support services. Services may be provided within the health Centre, at the community hall, schools or client's home and may be provided on an individual basis or as part of a multi-disciplinary team. When faced with unfamiliar situations or situations outside the LPN's scope of employment the LPN will refer the situation or problem to the community health nurse and/or Nurse in Charge (RN) for direction. The LPN will administer medications and immunizations within their scope of employment and as defined by NTHSSA policy and certifications. CHLPN positions are available in both Fort Resolution and Łutselk’e. Typically, this position requires the successful completion of a Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma, as well as 2 years recent nursing experience in an acute care setting or within a northern health centre. The incumbent must be licensed with the GNWT Registrar and possess a Valid Class 5 Driver’s License. What are the Benefits? In addition to highly competitive salaries, the Northwest Territories offers a Northern Living Allowance ( $17,852 for Lutselk’e and $14,167 for Fort Resolution ), health and dental benefits, a generous pension plan, and outstanding leave benefits including deferred leave options. On top of that, we offer relocation assistance, along with professional development opportunities and education support. To find out more about living in the Northwest Territories, check out: https://spectacularnwt.com Want to hear a first-hand account of what it’s like being a Health and Social Services employee in the Northwest Territories? Check out our employee profiles page at: www.practicenwt.ca/en/employee-profiles . Interested in knowing a little more about practicing in the Northwest Territories? Please feel free to send us an email , visit www.PracticeNWT.ca , or follow us on social media @practicenwt for information on living and working in the Northwest Territories.