In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the direction of the Manager or designate, and in collaboration as a member of the interprofessional team, the Licensed Practical Nurse, Access Teams assesses clients for eligibility to available services; assists clients to find appropriate sources of care; coordinates and administers referrals to a wide range of multi-disciplinary services; and ensures communication linkages between clients, hospitals, care facilities, service provider agencies, community partners, and primary care providers including physicians and nurse practitioners.
The Licensed Practical Nurse, Access Teams operates in accordance with their individual competencies, the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the BC College of Nursing Professionals, and in accordance with agency operating policies, standards and unit-specific protocols.
Education, Training And Experience
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing LPN registrant. Two years recent related experience in Community-based services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills And Abilities
Demonstrated knowledge and competencies to work at full scope of practice as currently required by BCCNP.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to establish rapport through respectful, supportive communications with clients, professionals and the public.
Demonstrated ability to demonstrate strong observation, critical thinking and assessment skills.
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize work for self and others.
Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive care and services.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and cooperatively as part of an interprofessional team.
Demonstrated ability to competently operate related equipment including computers and a variety of Windows-based software applications.
Maintain continued professional development as required by the employer and/or BCCNP.