Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - TiOAT | (C458)

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - TiOAT | (C458)

19 Mar
Vancouver Coastal Health

19 Mar

Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description

Job Title: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - TiOATWork Site: Tablet or Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (TiOAT) Services, Supervised Injection Site - Downtown Eastside (DTES), Vancouver, BCStatus: Regular Part Time (0.58 FTE)Start Date:

As soon as possible

Salary: $28.15 - $32.02 per hourHours:


Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 142106-ach

Come work as a Licensed Practical Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Licensed Practical Nurse to join the Tablet or Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment (TiOAT) Services team in the Downtown EastSide. Apply today to join our team!

As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with VCH, you will:

- Work in collaboration with physicians, Registered Nurses (RN), Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPN) and other members of the interdisciplinary team to deliver an injectable opioid agonist treatment program for individuals with Opioid Use Disorder.

- Perform activities such as assessing, implementing, evaluating and documenting client's care and support to the client according to established care plans.

- Work with the Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Medical Health Officer and Physician on-call in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurses.

- Maintain and advances clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of BCCNM for Licensed Practical Nurses.


Education & Experience

- Graduation from a recognized program for Licensed Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination or education, training and experience.

- Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

- Two (2) years recent experience working as a Licensed Practical Nurse in mental health or substance use settings.

Knowledge & Abilities

- Knowledge of substance use and mental health conditions.

- Knowledge and experience of motivational interviewing and/or brief action planning.

- Knowledge and experience of provision of wound care.

- Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.

- Demonstrated ability to adapt and respond to the client flow and health delivery system.

- Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.

- Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the BCCNM for Licensed Practical Nurses.

- Ability to clinically support clients with mental health and substance use issues and addiction.

- Broad knowledge of harm reduction, Trauma Informed approaches and Indigenous Cultural Safety to client care.

- Demonstrated ability in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) techniques.

- Demonstrated ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.

- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.

- Demonstrated ability to effectively engage/solve conflict situations.

- Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.

- Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

- Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Word, Microsoft Outlook).

- Ability to operate medical related equipment.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.


VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and ''going first'' when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

- Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan

- Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

- Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

- Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

- Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential to delivering exceptional care and building a great place to work. At VCH, we value and accommodate unique differences to ensure that our staff and medical staff (both current and prospective) have the opportunity and are supported to thrive.

To build a strong and representative workforce, we are seeking candidates who will contribute to a caring and inclusive culture. We encourage applications from members of communities that are disadvantaged on any grounds under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including Indigenous Peoples, people of colour, people of all genders and sexualities and people with disabilities.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

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