The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a regulated member of the inter-professional health care team who utilizes the nursing process, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills to provide care to individuals across the life span. The LPN provides care in alignment with Alberta Health Services mission to provide patient focused quality health services and the AHS values of respect, accountability, transparency, engagement, safety, learning, and performance. The LPN collaborates and participates in the provision of health care to patients and families in a variety of settings. The LPN’s practice encompasses the application of nursing knowledge, skills and judgment to assess patient needs and provides nursing care, which is reflective of their level of education and knowledge. The LPN performs restricted activities and provides care according to the needs of the patient population and the design of work. The LPN practice is based on legal authorization and competency as defined by Schedule 10 of the Health Professions act, Schedule 7.1 of the Government Organization Act, the Licenses Practical Nurses Profession Regulation and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). The LPN accepts responsibility for continuing competence through ongoing professional development including participation in education programs, research and continuous quality activities. The LPN adheres to CLPNA Professional Practice Standards and Code of Ethics, and the Alberta Health Services (AHS) Code of Conduct and applicable AHS governance documents and policies. The LPN is responsible for his/her nursing practices as defined by CLPNA and for ensuring that his/her registration is current and valid within his/her scope of practice.
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 5E Genl Internal Medicine
Primary Location: Royal Alexandra Hospital
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 17-AUG-2020
Employee Class: Regular Full Time
Date Available: 27-AUG-2020
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 42
Shift Pattern: Days, Nights, Weekends
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:
BCLS issued from Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) only. Must be able to meet the physical demands of the job. Duties that involve periods of physical activity such as standing, bending, walking and lifting. Must have strong Clinical Nursing Skills with Experience in Palliative Care Practice.
Depth & breadth of nursing knowledge & complex reasoning reflective of level of education Strong communication skills with effective negotiation & conflict resolution skills to improve inter-professional patient/community-centered care. Compassionate & caring attitude; conveying respect & dignity of all persons. Related Experience in Collaborated Practices and Medicine Preferred. Recent Palliative Care experience within the last 6 months preferred.