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 Mental Health & Addictions Facility Supervisor, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is a member of the multidisciplinary team working in partnership with registered nurses, physicians, allied health professionals and other members of the team to provide healthcare to clients with actual or potential health problems in a variety of practice settings. LPNs are responsible for providing quality nursing care within their scope of practice as outlined by the professional licensing body and the Government of Nunavut (GN). The LPN plans and preforms client interventions and evaluates client outcomes following the Standards of Practice adopted by the GN with the intension of regaining and maintaining client health. Additionally, the LPN observes, assesses, monitors, and documents all findings and care provided as pre the GN Documentation Standards and Guidelines.

Using evidenced based practice; LPNs provide competent nursing care while maintaining professional accountability. The LPN provides care for clients with defined health challenges predictable outcomes. As the acuity or complexity of care increases, the LPN (under the supervision of a registered nurse) provides nursing interventions, within their scope of practice as described by the Licensed Practical Nurses Act, its accompanying regulations, and the Competency Profile for Licensed Practical Nurses. The LPN’s decision and recommendations have a direct impact on the delivery of services to clients.

The knowledge, skills, and abilities required for this job are usually obtained through a licensed Practical Nursing Diploma from a recognized institution for practical nursing education. You must be eligible for registration and licensing as an LPN in Nunavut. Current Basic Cardiac Life Support and annual recertification is essential.

Current workplace Hazardous Materials Information System training (or willingness to complete within 6 months of hire) is required. Current Immunization Certification (or willingness to complete within 1 month of hire) is also required. Possession of one or more of the following preferable but not required on initial hire: Non-violent Crisis Intervention, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing, Cross Cultural training, and/or Back Injury Prevention Program.

The Official Languages of Nunavut are Inuktitut (Inuinnaqtun), English and French. The ability to communicate in more than one of Nunavut’s official language is an asset. Knowledge of Inuit language, communities, culture, land and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit is an asset.

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