Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Transition Services - Vancouver Coastal Health

Date Posted: May 21, 2024

Job Detail
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Vancouver Coastal Health
8 HRS 12 HRS
1 Year
Registered Practical Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse
Longterm Care Facilities
42 CAD
British Columbia
Full Time/Permanent
Jul 22, 2024

Job Description


231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC


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  • Dental care
  • Extended health care
  • Municipal pension plan
  • Wellness program

Full job description

Salary: The salary range for this position is CAD $32.84/Hr. - CAD $41.35/Hr. Job Summary:

Come work as a Transition Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join the Transition Services team at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!


As a Transition Nurse with VCH, you will:

  • Act as a liaison between the acute care facility and community care service to facilitate discharge planning from the acute care facility to the appropriate service in the community.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Establish, maintain, and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
  • Provide care to clients and families based on stable and predictable states of health by initiating and following established plans of care.
  • Recognize and responds to unexpected client outcomes by communicating and collaborating with other members of the team.
  • Document care provided and respond to incidents in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers as needed.
Education & Experience
  • Graduation from an approved program of Practical Nursing.
  • One (1) year recent related acute care, residential and/or community-based clinical experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Valid BC Driver's license and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes, as required.
Skills & Abilities
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology related to common diagnosis related to designated client group
  • Demonstrated ability to perform nursing assessments and interventions related to common diagnosis and specific clinical situations relevant to the designated client group including safe medication practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to make sound clinical judgements to provide safe ethical client care to manage a select population of clients. Has knowledge of and accesses appropriate resources embedded within the service delivery model to support nursing practice. Knows when and how to seek out clinical support and guidance as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to recognize potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated client group by alerting the RN and/or most responsible provider.
  • Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment and maintains competency in working with, for example, oxygen delivery equipment; vital signs monitor; glucometer; IV pumps; splints, dressings and walking aids and other care related equipment.
    Demonstrated ability to document client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit standards in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide safe and appropriate telephone consultations and document related discussions and client care on appropriate systems/forms in accordance with organizational and unit protocol.
  • Demonstrated skills in patient/family centered care planning, patient/family engagement and education; and therapeutic communication.
  • Demonstrated skill in performing LPN scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated client population including infection control, etc.
Closing Statement:
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff
Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2024.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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