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Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date October 19, 2019
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $27.87 - $31.15 - Per Hour
Location Vernon, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Licensed Practical Nurse, Mental Health

Competition #: 01321576
Employee Type: CASUAL
Bargaining Unit: BCNU
Facility: VERNON JUBILEE HOSPITAL
Department: VJH MH PSYCHIATRY
Reports To: MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage: $27.87 – $31.15
Close Date: OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
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Position Summary

Are you a Practical Nurse with a passion for Mental Health Nursing? Casual Mental Health Licensed Practical Nurse opportunities are available now at the Vernon Jubilee Hospital in Vernon, B.C!Vernon Jubilee Hospital’s Mental Health department provides services for adolescents, adults and psycho-geriatric patients in the North Okanagan, which includes all areas from Vernon to Revelstoke. There are 17 beds and one secure room and our LPNs work alongside RNs/RPNs working 12-hour shifts.

The VJH Mental Health team utilizes a multidisciplinary approach to provide patient centered, recovery focused and wellness oriented care to psychiatric patients. As the Licensed Practical Nurse you will work in collaboration with the multidisciplinary team performing assessments and planning, implementing and providing personal and nursing care to patients. You will also administer oral, subcutaneous and intramuscular medications in accordance with pharmaceutical and organizational policies and procedures. The scope or extent of the skills that the LPN performs varies according to the predictability of the outcome for a given client population.

If you have a positive attitude, enjoy working in a fast paced acute environment and could see yourself as an integral part of our team supporting patients experiencing mental health and substance use challenges; then we would love to hear from you!

The thriving city of Vernon is home to approx. 40,000 residents, situated at the northern end of the sunny Okanagan Valley within a short drive to Kelowna International Airport and UBC Okanagan. The city is home to a diverse arts community and boasts major amenities within close proximity to three stunning lakes, award winning wineries and golf courses and offers easy access to the world renowned Silver Star Mountain Resort; making the area hugely desirable for residents and visitors.

Qualifications
Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses
Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Current CPR certification required
MHSU experience is considered an asset
Along with a copy of your CV (resume) please provide details regarding your mental health nursing experience*Please upload a copy of your valid CPR certificate with your application*

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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