Licensed Practical Nurse - iOAT (Part-time & Casual)

Phoenix Society Abbotsford, British Columbia
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Do you possess the gift of empathy that allows you to make genuine connections with people? Do you enjoy promoting and maintaining clients physical, emotional, and social well-being? Come work for one of BC’s top not-for-profit societies.

ABOUT US

The Phoenix Society is a not-for-profit society dedicated to providing accessible services and opportunities to people who face barriers related to substance use, mental health, housing, education, criminal justice involvement and/or employment.

JOB SUMMARY

Reporting to the Director of Programs, the Licensed Practical Nurse will be responsible for supporting the Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment program (iOAT) designed to respond to the current public health emergency by expanding and offering the full continuum of care for the treatment of Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) in order to optimize treatment of adults

iOAT is an evidence-based, high intensity treatment option for OUD for those patients who have not benefited from other forms of treatment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Develop therapeutic nurse–client relationship.
  • Adhere to legal requirements of LPN practicing and scope as dictated through BCCNP.
  • Medication administration in keeping with regulatory requirements.
  • Participate in emergency preparedness planning working collaboratively to develop and implement plans.
  • Work with physician and/or NP and help develop care plans for individuals when needed.
  • Provide direction, assignment and assistance to unregulated staff.
  • Document using internal documentation tools as well as requirements under legislation, regulation, by-laws and policies applicable to LPNs.
  • Ensure that clients receive medication at scheduled times.
  • Ensure that the iOAT nursing programs operate in compliance with Phoenix Society Policy and Procedures and all relevant health and safety legislation.
  • Maintain up to date knowledge of safety regulations and other emergency policies and procedures including scheduling and coordination of safety drills with building stakeholders.
  • Lead on maintaining high standards of work quality.
  • Perform other duties as directed.

QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE

  • Academic: A diploma in Nursing accompanied by registration, in good standing, with BC College of Nursing Professionals.
  • Work Experience: The successful candidate will bring with them 3+ years of relevant work experience.
  • English: The ability to effectively communicate professionally, orally and written in English.
  • PC Skills: Proficient in MS Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, internet and database management.
  • Current First Aid Certificate with CPR
  • Satisfactory Criminal Record Check Review
  • Training on and the ability to use oxygen and AED
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust one’s approach to meet the demands and needs of constantly changing conditions, situations and people and to work effectively in difficult or ambiguous situations.
  • Experienced in administering medication using a Medication Administration System.
  • Experience in Quality Assurance and Quality Improvement.
  • Maintain professional license and continuously update learning.

SCHEDULE

Our iOAT program will operate 12 hours a day, 7 days a week from  8am-8pm and will have a multi-disciplinary team which includes peers, harm reduction workers, nursing staff and physicians. 

1. Casual On-call. Must be able to work weekends and holidays or

2. Part-time position: Saturday - Sunday, 7:30am - 4:30pm (9 hour shift)  

We look forward to your application!

Phoenix Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes all applicants to apply and does not discriminate based on race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law.

 
 
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