Shared Subsidized Staff Housing is Available
This is a Highly Sensitive Position and a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, along with a clear Vulnerable Sector Check is required.
This employment opportunity is open to all applicants.
Reporting to the Facility Manager, The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the Multidisciplinary team working in partnership to provide healthcare to clients of the Akausisarvik Mental Health Treatment Centre.
In collaboration with the healthcare team; the LPN assesses client status, plans and performs client interventions and evaluates client outcomes; following the Standards of Practice adopted by the Government of Nunavut with the intention of regaining and maintaining client health. The LPN is a member of a team providing direct nursing care to clients who are experiencing mental health and psychiatric disorders. The range of skills required to adequately provide safe, effective care to all types of clients requires knowledge of various skills sets, each of which can be considered a specialty area.
The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are obtained through a Licensed Practical Nursing Diploma from a recognized institution for practical nursing education. A current and maintenance of Licensure as an LPN in another Canadian Province or Territory. Licensed as an LPN with the Government of Nunavut. At least 1-year experience working as an LPN (not including student Placements) preferably in Mental Health or similar.
Current CPR and annual Recertification is a requirement, Current WHMIS training, Current Immunization Certification. Possession of one or more of the Following preferable but not required on initial hire: Basic Trauma Life Support, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Critical incident stress debriefing, Cross Cultural training, Back injury Prevention Program
This Position Requires shift work, including weekends and statutory holidays, as the facility operates on a 24/7 basis year-round.
Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.