Job Opportunity – Community/Home and Community Care LPN, Health Centre

Job Opportunity
Community/Home and Community Care LPN, Health Centre
Sipekne’katik First Nation
Closing date: May 17, 2019

General Description:
Under the direction of the Home and Community Care Coordinator, the LPN (LPN) is responsible for supporting and enhancing the delivery of Community Health and Home Care programs in the community of Sipekne’katik.

Responsibilities
• Receives assignments from the Home and Community Care Coordinator.
• Provides monthly home visits to elders enrolled in the Visiting Elder Program.
• Accompanies the nurse(s) on initial client visits as needed.
• Explains and performs assigned nursing tasks to the clients.
• Observes and reports any changes in a client’s function/environment.
• Collaborates with Home and Community Care Coordinator and other health professionals.
• Reports concerns in the performance of tasks to Home and Community Care Coordinator.
• Offers Foot Care Services to all community diabetic/non-diabetic members.
• Assists the CHN with the Adult Health Lifestyle Clinics such as health promotions, clinic registration, adult screening, immunization clinics and medical referrals.
• Completes required charting of client care and nursing procedures performed.
• Completes accident/incident reports and any other concerns.
• Function in accordance with the LPN Act, Code of Ethics, Regulations and Standards of Practice established by the Practical Nurses Licensing Board of Nova Scotia in collaboration with the College of Licenced Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia.
• Collaborate with Health Care Professionals regarding client care.
• Complies with the LPN Code of Ethics, the LPN Act and Regulations defined by Provincial Legislation.
• Reinforces program philosophy and objectives to clients and families.
• Directs inquires for further program information to the Home and Community Care Coordinator.
• Assists in maintaining, cleaning and return of medical equipment.
• Performs other related duties as required, pending approval from Supervisor/Director.

Qualifications:
• Current licensing with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses.
• Demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and respect for all clients.
• Standard First Aid & Basic Life Support.
• WHMIS.
• Willingness to participate in additional nursing training as required.
• Training in foot care and mental health first aid an asset.

Please apply with a resume, cover letter, criminal records check, vulnerable sector check and three work references to:
Human Resource Manager
Email employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca
Or
Mail/drop off: 522 Church Street, Indian Brook, NS B0N 1W0
DEADLINE: May 17, 2019

Sipekne’katik reserves the right to refuse any and all applications for employment. The Band will not assume any expenses related to this or any job application process, included and not limited to travel, relocation, and application development. Only those screened in for an interview will be contacted.

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