The LPN works as a member of the health care team, collaborating on the delivery of care to meet the needs of patients/clients. The LPN is accountable for his/her own practice, according to the standards defined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta. The LPN provides care to patients/clients whose health condition and needs are well defined and established, predictable with little fluctuation over time and localized and manageable. The LPN practices to full scope. The LPN demonstrates competence in delivering safe, effective and efficient care for patients in the Inpatient Unit in accordance with all elements of the current job description for Licensed Practical Nurses. Is responsible and accountable for practice, according to the standards defined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) Standards of Practice and completes care within her/his scope of practice. Direct nursing care includes assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation for assigned patients and works in consultation with RN colleagues and others to meet the needs of more complex patients. The focus of nursing care is to facilitate physical recovery and/or promote health within a fast paced and dynamic teaching environment.
As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.
Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse
Union: AUPE AUX
Department: PCU Orthopedic Surgical
Primary Location: South Health Campus
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 21-OCT-2019
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 31-OCT-2019
Hours per Shift: 7.75
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 60
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $26.45
Maximum Salary: $34.63
Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Current Resume Required. Skills and knowledge to work to full scope of practice. Demonstrated proficiency in clinical assessment skills within Scope of Practice. Demonstrated strong critical thinking skills. Demonstrated effective patient teaching experience (both written and verbal). Demonstrated high functioning time-management and organizational skills required to function in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment. Evidence of excellent interpersonal and communication skills both verbal and written required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to successfully establish relationships with both patients and their families and engage them in their care.
1-year recent Acute Care experience within the last 2 years preferred. Previous experience on unit 78 within the last 2 years. Experience in Orthopaedic Surgery or Inpatient General Surgery preferred.