Licensed Practical Nurse – Eastern Shore Memorial Hospital

  • Company:
    Nova Scotia Health Authority and IWK Health Centre
  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / month
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 days ago
  • Category:
    Nursing

Nova Scotia Health Authority is the largest provider of health services in Nova Scotia.

We are over 22,000 employees who provide health care and support services in hospitals, health centres and community-based programs throughout Nova Scotia.

Nova Scotia Health Authority provides health services to Nova Scotians and some specialized services to Maritimers and Atlantic Canadians. We operate hospitals, health centres and community-based programs across the province. Our team of health professionals includes employees, doctors, researchers, learners and volunteers that provide the health care or services you may need. This is accomplished across four geographic management zones which are responsible for the operation of acute care health centres and the provision of a variety of inpatient, outpatient services including academic, tertiary, quaternary care and community based programs and services including continuing care, primary health care, public health, and mental health and addictions.

Responsibilities

Under their scope of practice and in collaboration with patients and the health care team, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides care for patients with defined health challenges and predictable outcomes. As the acuity or complexity increases and/or outcomes are not predictable, the LPN, under the supervision of the Registered Nurse, provides nursing interventions, within their scope of practice. The RN retains accountability for the assignment and/or delegation of patient care activities to the LPN, but the LPN is accountable for individual actions or practices.

Qualifications

  • Graduate of an accredited program for Licensed Practical Nurses
  •  Current registration (or eligibility) with Nova Scotia College of Nurses (NSCN)
  •  Current CPR certification
  •  Competency in medication administration
  •  Experience with Alzheimer’s and other related Dementias an asset
  •  Demonstrated clinical skills
  •  Demonstrated effective communication and interpersonal skills
  •  Able to work independently and as part of a team
  •  Experience working in a team environment
  •  Competencies in other languages preferred, French an asset
  •  PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.

    Hours of Work

  • Permanent Full-time Position; 75 hours bi-weekly
  • Salary Information

    $28.3268 – $30.4229 hourly