|Licensed Practical Nurse|
Licensed Practical Nurse
Company : Yukon Government
Salary : $70,011–$81,101 a year
Location : Yukon
This is an until –filled competition. Candidates are encouraged not to delay submitting their application as this posting can close at any time with 24-hours posted notice. Resumes will be screened at regular intervals until the position is filled or the competition closes, whichever is earliest.
This posting is to fill a full time 18 month term position and will also be used to fill anticipatory permanent, full time and part time positions.
The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works directly with vulnerable individuals with unique health care needs. Applying harm reduction principles, this position is responsible for delivering outreach nursing to individuals with complex care needs, including physical, cognitive and developmental disabilities, mental health and substance use challenges, and social isolation. This position provides a strong focus on prevention, education and health promotion as well as clinical assessment, chronic disease management, coordination and support within the services and activities of Mental Wellness and Substance Use services.
The LPN provides low-barrier nursing care within their legislated scope of practice, standards of practice, organizational policies and procedures and competencies. The incumbent acts as a member of the interdisciplinary Referred Care Clinic team who provide ongoing health and social services to vulnerable and marginalized individuals.
We are looking for individuals who can work autonomously, as well as within a multi-disciplinary team environment, and can demonstrate the ability to balance competing demands. To be successful in this role you will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ideal applicant will have excellent critical thinking, relationship building and conflict management skills along with the knowledge and understanding of the complexities of mental health and substance use. We are looking for an applicant who is open to diverse perspectives and cultures. The ideal applicant will practise cultural humility and will strive to provide culturally safe nursing care.
For more information about this position, contact Charmaine Grandy at [email protected]
For more information about the recruitment process, contact Susan Bryant at [email protected]
Please submit your resume clearly demonstrating how you meet the following qualifications. Please note selection for further consideration will be based solely on the information you provide in your resume:
- Certification as a Licensed Practical Nurse
- Experience working as an LPN in a substance use and/or mental health care setting
- Experience providing outreach nursing and/ or harm reduction based nursing care
Desired Knowledge, Skills and Suitability
Candidates should have and may be assessed on:
- Ability to work autonomously, as well as within a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Ability to balance competing demands from clients and colleagues
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Excellent critical thinking, relationship building and conflict management skills
Conditions of employment: Current Yukon LPN certification, CPR level HCP within the last two years, TB screening, and Vulnerable Sector RCMP security clearance are all required prior to hire.
Job Requirements: This position requires the incumbent to spend time in a regular clinic environment when not providing community outreach services. This position may be required to travel within Whitehorse and rural Yukon communities.
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