The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is responsible for performing the full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC) to the standards of care at the facility. This position provides care for residents with predictable outcomes including assessment, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting resident care, and providing support to residents and their families, as well as caring for acute residents with unpredictable outcomes under the supervision of the Registered Nurse.
- Assesses and monitors resident’s actual and potential strengths and limitations.
- Contributes to the development and modification of the individualized plan of care.
- Under the guidance of the DOC or Direct Nursing Supervisor and in accordance with the established policies and procedures, administers prescribed medications and treatments.
- Performs nursing care and procedures and evaluates outcomes; records observations and reports problems and/or changes to the Registered Nurse/Direct Nursing Supervisor.
- When required performs admissions, discharges, and transfers of residents/patients according to established policies and procedures.
- Observes, monitors, documents and updates information about resident’s physical and psychological condition, care, and nursing procedures.
- Supervises and provides direction to the nursing care team including reassignment of workload.
- Provides and assists with personal care to residents as required.
- Assists resident’s with meals, ensuring they receive adequate nutrition according to individual care plans and reporting changes in appetite/food intake to Registered Nurse and/or Dietician.
- Completes Serious Incident Reports as required.
- Participates in staff education and provides orientation of students and new personnel to job requirements, equipment and routines.
- Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience recognized by the CLPNBC.
- Maintains Practicing Full Scope Licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia (CLPNBC).
- Maintains Valid First Aid and CPR “A”
- Basic computer literacy with word processing, email applications, spreadsheets and Point Click Care or Goldcare. Prior training on MDS an asset.
- Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to deal effectively with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner.
- Adept at written and oral communication with demonstrated respect and compassion when communicating with internal and external customers.
- Excellent active listening skills.
- Demonstrated collaborative approach to successfully implement change initiatives;
- A positive can-do attitude.
- Ability to manage multiple concurrent and sometimes conflicting priorities in a demanding environment.