Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)Orthopedic Specialty Training OpportunityWork Site: Whistler Health CentreStatus: Regular Part Time – Training (0.58 FTE)Start Date: As soon as possibleSalary: $27.20 – $29.94 per hourHours: 0800-2000, 0900-2100 and 1000-2200Reference#: 108668-bmcJOB SUMMARY:Practices in accordance with the standards, scope and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) as well as within a client (patient, resident) and family centered care model and the vision and values of the organization. Working independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team performs full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by CLPNBC and as permitted by the employer for clients with predictable outcomes within a designated area of specialty. This includes activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care, and providing support to clients and their families. Working collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary care team and under general supervision supports the Registered Nurse in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses. Following decision support tools, casts fractures of a bone with orders and when a medical practitioner or nurse practitioner is available. Maintains and advances clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of CLPNBC.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceGraduation from a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses, plus successful completion of recognized, formal post-basic education in advanced orthopedics for LPNs.Current full practicing licensure with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC). Knowledge, Skills & AbilitiesAbility to work pursuant to the standards of practice under the CLPNBCAbility to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.Ability to deal with others effectively.Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.Ability to organize work.Ability to operate related equipment.The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Training Opportunity:Training program: Norquest College – Post-diploma advanced certificate program in Orthopaedics for LPNs. The program includes:Component #1 & #2: Self-study, 2 online courses. Approx 50 weeks/300 hrs total. (must be completed prior to Component #3)Component #3: Specialty skills lab/workshop – 5 daysComponent #4: 300 hours clinical practicumTraining Dates: Must register for Post-diploma advanced certificate program in Orthopaedics for LPNs. Exact start dates of program and components to be discussed at time of hire.Eligibility for the post-basic training education is restricted to applicants with:Current full practicing registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)Minimum 3600 hours (approximately two years) current acute care experience as an LPNApplicants must successfully complete the post-basic training education prior to working in the department. The post-basic training education program requires full-time attendance. Funding will consist of 100% of wages, tuition and books during the training program.Hours of work including days off, work area and work location may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.Nursing Postings close at 0800 AM on the Closing Date. All other postings will close at Midnight. Please submit your internal application form and resume to Recruitment prior to the close date and time.Successful applicants will be notified by email.We regret that only short listed candidates will be acknowledgedOnly short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. ***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the staffpostings.vch.ca site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.