|Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care|
Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care
Company : Government of the Northwest Territories
Salary : $79,000–$95,000 a year
Location : Northwest Territories
The Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) offers challenging and exciting careers in health and social services delivery and administration in Canada’s North. The Territorial Authority has service locations in communities across the territory and a staff of more than 1,600 serving over 43,000 residents of the NWT and 5,900 residents of the Kitikmeot Region of Nunavut. Challenging work, welcoming communities, and expanded opportunities are some of the benefits offered to employees of the NTHSSA.
Located in Yellowknife the Licensed Practical Nurse, Primary Care will report to the Nurse in Charge (NIC) for operational requirements. The incumbent provides a wide range of primary health care services within the LPN scope of practice, in collaboration with other members of the primary care team, to promote the health and wellness of clients.
The LPN, Primary Care is accountable for reviewing and prioritizing patient needs, acting as a resource to practitioners, conducting timely and efficient patient assessments to ensure effective use of resources, and providing direct nursing interventions within scope and role. The position provides functional direction in the day to day operations of the primary care clinic, assists with inventory management, policy and procedure review, records management (including but not limited to relaying of client information via fax and/or other), and appropriate documentation.
Typically, the above qualifications would be attained by:
- A Licensed Practical Nursing Program, including Medication Administration and participation in continuing education as it pertains to the profession
- Experience working in an interdisciplinary model; two (2) years of experience in areas such as acute care/hospital setting, public health, and medical office/family practice is an asset.
Eligible for registration with the Government of the Northwest Territories-Department of Health and Social Services.
Department of Finance
Government of the Northwest Territories
YELLOWKNIFE CENTRE 5TH FLOOR
BOX 1320 YELLOWKNIFE NT X1A 2L9
Tel (867) 767-9154 Extension 14106
Fax (867) 873-0445
Note: If you do not receive electronic notification confirming receipt of your application, please follow up via telephone.