Licensed Practical Nurse, Student Wellness Services, Student and Enrolment Services

The University of Calgary - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Position Overview

Student Wellness Services within Student and Enrolment Services is currently seeking a Full-time Limited Term Licensed Practical Nurse for approximately 1 year.

Reporting to the Manager, Nursing, Health Services, Student Union Wellness Centre, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will work as a member of the University Health Services (UHS) medical team in a clinical setting to provide day-to-day quality health care to students, staff and faculty at the University of Calgary. The purpose of this position is to support the work of Student Enrollment Services within Student Wellness Services medical clinic. While functioning within the scope of practice of an LPN the person in this position ensures the provision of quality health care by providing assistance to physicians and by functioning independently as appropriate in order to contribute to a positive student experience.

Normal working hours may be 8:30 am to 4:30 pm or 9 am to 5 pm, Monday to Friday, however some irregular shifts and evenings are required.

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

Patient Care

Direct patients to examination rooms and ensure room is cleaned and ready following each appointment, maintain an orderly and efficient flow in the clinic
Advise patients regarding health concerns and health education within the scope of practice, and reinforce self-care directions given to patients by the physicians, as required
Review medication schedules upon request by the physician, as well as teaching patients the correct use of medical supplies such as crutches, wound care, etc. and provide appropriate nursing assistance to physicians as required
Administer medications as ordered by a physician including controlled medications
Maintain a good working knowledge of medication commonly used and/or prescribed in the clinic
Make appropriate referrals to other health care providers and book tests as requested by the physician
Advise patients as to preparation procedures for various laboratory tests and other investigative procedures
Check vision, height, weight, blood pressure, etc. for medical physical examinations
Review and assess laboratory reports and inform appropriate persons
Assess and maintain all medical equipment to ensure that it is in good working condition
Ensure all exam rooms are fully stocked with medical supplies as appropriate
Safeguard and ensure confidentiality of patient information
Triage patients appropriately according to basic triage guidelines
Deal with emergency situations appropriately and timely
Administer allergy injections and monitor for adverse effects
Assist in disposing of biohazardous wastes
Autoclaving of reusable medical instruments
Participate in health education and promotion on campus
Responsible for autoclave and the processing of medical equipment
Responsible for transfer of information to patients that is within their medical record, as requested by the physician, and within the LPN scope of practice according to current privacy laws
Provide follow-up to patients as directed by the physician or as required
Assist with minor procedures
Screen calls between physicians and patients
Assist with and administer vaccines according to Public Health Guidelines
Order medication, vaccines and medical supplies

Documentation of patient care in the EMR and updating patient information as needed
Assist reception in booking appointments and managing patient flow
Actively participate as a member of the UHS team
Attend UHS staff meetings as required
Work with a computerized medical records system, and is competent in all aspects of the scheduling and work desk modules
Ensure documentation of referral and patient notification of referral, as required to assist Medical Office Assistants

Qualifications / Requirements:
A member in good standing with a current license to practice with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta and ongoing yearly maintenance of LPN licensing is mandatory for employment
Current HCP CPR certification is required
Certification for injectable drug administration is required
Current first aid certification is preferred
3-5 years experience in a clinical setting preferably in a medical clinic is an asset
A strong team player who works well within a multi-disciplinary team
Immunization experience an asset
Strong knowledge of AHS Public Health operating procedures and the health care system is an asset
Experience in the Public Health setting is an asset
Ability to function well under stressful situations
Excellent computer skills, experience in computerized medical software programs is an asset
Working knowledge of privacy laws in Alberta including the Health Information Act and the Freedom of Information Act is an asset
Must be able to effectively communicate with students, staff, and colleagues
Application Deadline: July 26, 2019

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase 1.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website.

About the University of Calgary

The University of Calgary is Canada’s leading next-generation university – a living, growing and youthful institution that embraces change and opportunity with a can-do attitude. Located in the nation’s most enterprising city, the university is making tremendous progress on its Eyes High journey to be recognized as one of Canada’s top five research universities, grounded in innovative learning and teaching and fully integrated with the community it both serves and leads. The University of Calgary inspires and supports discovery, creativity and innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit

The University of Calgary recognizes that a diverse staff/faculty benefits and enriches the work, learning and research experiences of the entire campus and greater community. We are committed to removing barriers that have been historically encountered by some people in our society. We strive to recruit individuals who will further enhance our diversity and will support their professional success while they are here. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, however preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents of Canada.