Licensed Practical Nurse, Heartwood, Women's Substance Use Program - BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Date Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Detail
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
8 HRS 12 HRS
1 Year
Registered Practical Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse
Mental Health Facility
45 CAD
British Columbia
Contract, Full Time/Permanent, Part Time, Casual
Jun 22, 2024

Job Description


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  • Municipal pension plan

Full job description

Licensed Practical Nurse, Heartwood, Women's Substance Use Program

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Vancouver, BC

What you'll do

Establish therapeutic relationships with clients and families. Assess and identify women's actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual needs. Provide emotional support as needed.
Contribute to the development and modification of individualized care plans by identifying client priorities/plans and suggests revisions of the nursing care plan as required for stable clients.
Perform a variety of nursing procedures such as taking blood pressures, client heights and weights, and urine testing as directed; and communicates client information to Patient Care Coordinator, in-charge Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN), physicians, and other appropriate members of the team.
Monitor status of clients in relation to anticipated outcomes. Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions by comparing actual outcomes to anticipated outcomes. Report unanticipated changes and concerns to RN/RPN.
Maintain complete and accurate computerized and paper records through methods such as tracking results /consults documentation, and inputting data and documentation in accordance with established procedures and policies appropriately on the clients' health record chart.
Review the medication administration record for each client and checks with the RN in charge or the physician regarding any concerns
Store all client medications according to standards and agency directives.
Deliver medications consistent with the written care plan, physician orders and in accordance with the standards of CLPNBC and established procedures; assess their effectiveness and documents all client medications.

What you bring


Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current full practicing licensure with the BC College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year of recent, related experience in substance use and/or mental health care setting, and/or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You will also have

Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Broad knowledge of mental health, addictions and concurrent disorders and treatment
Ability to relate effectively with women, and their families
Broad knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice including collaborative problem solving
Demonstrated ability to participate and work as a member of a multidisciplinary care team
Ability to organize work and follow instructions accurately.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.

Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (FTE 0.60)
Wage: $32.84 - $44.96/hour

Location: Vancouver BC,
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating, 0700-1900, 1900-0700
Requisition # 153168E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

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