Casual Licensed Practical Nurse - Inuvik, NWT

$40.00/hour + $7.00/hour Northern Allowance - Licensed Practical Nurse
Ref: 91 Date Posted: Tuesday 08 Nov 2022
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What if you had a chance to make a profound impact on the lives of vulnerable people in a group care setting while broadening your experience as an LPN? If this sounds appealing, we have a great opportunity for you.

About Shift

Just a quick drive from Halifax and nestled on the shores of St. Margaret’s Bay you will find an oasis of innovation and fun. Shift. We are experience makers. As managers of some of Canada’s most northern adult and youth care facilities, we are a company built around helping people discover their greatness. 

About the Position

As a key member of the care team, the LPN is responsible for planning nursing care as required by unique client needs while adhering to recognized nursing techniques, procedures, and established standards. While not a comprehensive list, primary duties will include:

  • Utilize nursing knowledge and skills to implement basic preventative therapeutic rehabilitative nursing care for the clients
  • Perform tasks related to patient care and the patient's environment in a safe manner
  • Maintain and coordinate communication between client, family, staff, and other health care professionals
  • Assist in the evaluation of the effectiveness of the nursing care administered relative to the client
  • Assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of resident care plans
  • Collect and maintain client records; document pertinent observations and interventions on appropriate records
  • Administer medication accurately, observing patient response, as evidenced by documentation in the medical record
  • Assist with clients’ daily care and hygiene routine, including bathing
  • Report client needs or possible changes regarding client’s condition to the Manager

Your Skills & Abilities

  • An energetic self-starter who can work successfully within a team, but also doesn’t shy away from the opportunity to work independently
  • The ability to ensure client confidentiality and maintain a non-judgmental approach
  • Knowledge of Inuvailuit and Gwich’in culture is an asset
  • An understanding of the intergenerational and gendered impacts of residential schooling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • High level of organization and time management skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Microsoft Windows software

Your Qualifications

  • Graduation of an accredited Practical Nursing program.
  • Recognized Pharmacology course and experience in the administration of medicines.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of nursing experience in a continuing care, hospital, long-term care, or similar environment.
  • Successful candidates are responsible for providing a clear criminal record check, vulnerable sector screening, up to date immunization record including proof of full Covid-19 vaccination, as well as clear tuberculosis skin test.

Employment Specifics & Compensation

  • Located in Inuvik, NWT
  • Casual, on-call
  • $40.00/hour + $7.00/hour Northern Allowance

More About Us

Shift is a specialized care operator. Founded in 2011, our organization has developed a unique model for the management and staffing of complex care facilities in some of Canada's most remote locations. With a strong focus on supporting children & youth, we incorporate cultural and on-the-land opportunities, paired with experiential learning and trauma-informed care. Our programs in Nunavut and NWT are driven by a leading team of professionals from across the country.