Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (Regular Full-Time)

PLEA Community Services Society of BC Surrey, BC $31.91 to $36.63 per hour

PLEA Community Services is currently seeking a Regular Full-Time Licensed Practical Nurse for our FolkStone-Northwest Territories team. The proposed start date for this position is as soon as possible. This position requires BCGEU membership.

The residents who access our FolkStone program are adults who have complex personal and social needs that require a heightened level of support, health care, medical supervision, and specialized services. The Licensed Practical Nurse assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for the work assignment in accordance with the competency guidelines within the Professional Standards outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC and the current legislative scope of practice.

Position Type: Regular Full-Time

Location: Surrey, BC

Hours of Work: The usual hours of work in this position are based on a Monday to Friday flextime scheduling arrangement, including days and evenings, of 37.5 working hours per week.

Minimum Requirements: graduation from an approved Practical Nursing Program, current registration with the British Columbia Colleges of Nurses and Midwifes (BCCNM) and at least one (1) year recent related experience.

Who We Are:

PLEA is an accredited, not-for-profit, charitable community services agency that has operated throughout BC for more than 40 years. We deliver high quality, innovative services to children, youth, adults, and families facing significant challenges in their lives. PLEA is an ally in reconciliation. The organization is committed to providing culturally safe programs and continuing to work towards breaking down the barriers that cause harm to Indigenous people and communities.

What You Will Do: 

  • Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care to meet the needs of clients in accordance with competency guidelines within the established standards of practice and current legislative scope of practice.
  • Shares knowledge, provides direction, assignment and supervision to unregulated care providers as appropriate.
  • Provides input regarding clients' needs, performance and progress. Attends multidisciplinary care meetings.
  • Performs nursing care and procedures and evaluates outcomes.
  • Encourages and assists clients in activities of daily living as required, such as feeding, lifts and transfers, bathing, oral hygiene and toileting.
  • Administers medication to clients and provides medication reminders in accordance with established policy and procedures.
  • Observes clients and their environments, and reports unsafe conditions and behavioural, physical and/or cognitive changes to supervisor.
  • Provides emotional support and feedback to clients and their families.
  • Completes and maintains related records and documentation such as progress notes, observations and client charting. Reports problems and/or changes to designated staff. Answers general inquiries by telephone and in person and provides direction and routine information about programs and policies.
  • Identify social, economic, recreational and educational services in the community that will meet the needs of individuals and assist them to participate as appropriate and as dictated by their desires and person-centred plans.
  • Protects and upholds confidentiality.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

What You Will Bring:

  • Demonstrated ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent conflict management skills.
  • Demonstrated organization and time management skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work pursuant to the standards of practice under the BCCNM.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement the nursing process as a systematic guide to client-centered care.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, take initiative, make sound decisions and be held accountable for results.
  • Demonstrated ability to be sensitive and understanding of individuals' social realities including issues of race, culture, religion, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, poverty and lifestyle.

PLEA Benefits and Perks:

  • Education and Training Fund
  • Physical Activity Fund 
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP) – confidential and voluntary counselling support services and wellness resources.
  • Discounted Membership Fees for Club 16 Trevor Linden and She’s Fit.
  • Employee Recognition Program (i.e., long service awards).
  • Agency-Sponsored Social Events (i.e., summer barbecue, annual holiday party, and team days).
  • Perkopolis Membership - exclusive managed discount, reward, and benefits programs.

Additional Requirements:

  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Clearance.
  • Must possess a valid Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate or be willing to obtain one prior to hire.
  • Use of Personal Vehicle. This position requires travel in the Lower Mainland and the Northwest Territories.
  • A valid B.C. Driver's License (Class 5 or Class 7), and suitable driver's abstract. 
  • Documentation that applicant is legally approved to work in Canada.
  • Our funding contracts require that successful applicants are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 prior to their start date.

Please submit a resume and cover letter referencing the competition number 2023146LPN1. Closing date for Internal Applications: Friday, August 11, 2023 at 4:30PM. If the position is not filled internally, it will remain open until filled.

Note: PLEA conducts primary source verification of applicant's credentials including education, training, work history, and licensure.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

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