Job Posting 59553

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Lookout Housing & Health Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland, Vancouver
closes in 6 days (Tue, 2 Jun)
casual / on-call

Job Description

We are hiring Casual Licensed Practical Nurses!

Lookout Housing and Health Society is a non-profit organization that provides caring, non-judgmental, non-sectarian services to adults facing homelessness. We go beyond traditional solutions to homelessness by fostering growth and change, providing innovative services, and building collaborative partnerships.

Lookout Housing and Health Society is receiving applications for Licensed Practical Nurses on a Casual (on-call) basis for our Powell Street Getaway location in the Downtown East Side. LPN shifts run 7 days a week and shift times are between: 0745-1600 or 1515-2330 hours. Shifts are 8 hours in length.


The LPN carries out a variety of duties supporting Lookout’s Harm Reduction Program under the direction of the Health Programs Manager, including oversight of harm reduction supplies throughout the Society, orienting and supporting staff to carry out their duties within the harm reduction framework. The people we serve may have a variety of challenging and often overlapping problems including serious mental illness, substance abuse (including IV drug use), hygiene issues, treatment (medical, psychiatric and rehab), and increasingly HIV+/Aids. The position carries out duties related to the operation of the needle distribution including intake and orienting guests, providing support that meets the needs of clients, education on harm reduction methods and distribution of harm reduction supplies. The LPN deals with the public, other service agencies and professionals involved in the support of the clients.

The LPN practices in accordance with the standards, scope, and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)as well as within a client care model and the mission, vision, values and policies of the organization.


  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses plus two (2) years of recent experience working as a full scope LPN
  • Current full practicing license with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the harm reduction model, Mental Health System and related agencies and Addiction Support organizations.
  • Must have current Occupational First Aid Level 1 Certificate and negative TB Test
  • Naloxone Training and Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Skills Training is an asset
  • Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment. Ability to deal with clients with mental health and substance abuse issues
  • Knowledge and practice within the standards dictated by the CLPNBC
  • Broad knowledge of harm reduction approach to client care
  • Strong decision making and analytical skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Effective communication both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to deal with conflict and emergency 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)
  • Criminal Record Clearance – Vulnerable Sector

TO APPLY:Please submit resume and cover letter

Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.

Credentials and certificates will be required upon hire.

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