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.
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:
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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