As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation you utilize the full scope of practical nursing functions. You will deliver care and community health programs and work closely with the Health team staff and RN’s in direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, and documenting client care.
Your work will integrate traditional and cultural approaches to support clients, families, and the community to achieve and maintain optimal health.
By joining our interdisciplinary Health & Wellness team, you will come to enjoy not only fulfilling working relations with fellow colleagues, but also a meaningful connection with the people we serve, and from whom we continue to have much to learn.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Nursing Care, Health Teaching, and Empowerment:
• Engage with community members in a manner which fosters culturally safe, respectful care and honours the Nation’s traditional practices, incorporating these cultural elements into care planning & health teaching, as appropriate and whenever possible.
• Provide patient-centered care, including monitoring vital signs, administering medications, and assisting with medical procedures.
• Collaborate with the healthcare team to develop care plans and ensure their proper implementation.
• Conduct health assessments and contribute to the identification of health priorities within the community.
• Participate in health promotion and disease prevention initiatives, focusing on culturally appropriate approaches.
• Support the management of medical equipment and supplies, ensuring their availability and proper usage.
• Offer health education to patients and their families, promoting healthy lifestyles and self-care practices.
Community Engagement & Program Development:
• Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships based on mutual trust and respect, with individuals, families, team members, and community partners.
• Work closely with community elders and cultural leaders to integrate traditional healing practices with mainstream healthcare services.
• Act as a liaison between the community and external healthcare agencies to coordinate services and referrals.
• Advocate, with community members as partners in care, for the immediate, short-term, and long-term needs of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, with careful consideration of the social determinants of health
Documentation, Mandatory Reporting & Confidentiality:
• Adhere to all relevant healthcare regulations, policies, and protocols, always ensuring patient safety and privacy.
• Ensure timely and accurate client care documentation & protection of client confidentiality as per BCCNM standards of practice and agency policy.
• Collaborate with team members, as well as both internal and external stakeholders to support program evaluation and future planning, based on quantitative & qualitative data analysis.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
You are a people person, with demonstrated skill in effective oral and written communication, interpersonal relations, and conflict resolution. You can work independently, and in collaboration with others. Flexible and kind, you enjoy working in a dynamic environment and can multi-task and adapt to changing needs and priorities by way of effective organization and time management. You have a strong ethic of client service and are eager to learn about the culture and traditions of diverse Indigenous Nations. In serving the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, you recognize the inherent value of family kinship and community integrity, whilst continuing to meet the health and safety needs of individual community members also.
• Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses
• Valid license as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) from the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Previous experience in community healthcare settings or Indigenous healthcare is an asset.
• Understanding and appreciation of Tsleil-Waututh Nation’s cultural practices, traditions, and protocols.
• Ability to communicate effectively and respectfully with community members, colleagues, and external partners.
• Empathy, patience, and a commitment to providing compassionate care to patients of all ages.
• Willingness to engage in ongoing professional development and training to enhance skills and knowledge.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team-based environment.
• Knowledge of electronic health records and basic computer skills.
• Current BC Immunization Competency Program certificate is an asset.
• Basic Life Support certification
• Valid BC Driver’s license and access to a personal operating vehicle for business related purposes
• Must successfully pass a Criminal Records Check
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