Job Posting 85757

Licensed Practical Nurse
Pacific Community Resources Society
Fraser Valley
Chilliwack
closes in 52 days (Fri, 30 Sep)
part time  •  $36.80/hour – $38.45/hour, plus benefit package (100% employer-paid)

Position Summary:

PCRS requires a term part time experienced licensed practical nurse to work at the Traverse Program in Chilliwack, BC. The nurse will work as part of a large multi-disciplinary team that provides treatment for substance use for youth ages 13-18 in a residential setting. The nurse will coordinate primary health care services, provide basic care services to youth, and engage in continuous review of. Core responsibilities will include assisting in providing basic care and medical support to youth on-site; participating in the intake assessment and planning for each youth; supporting the medication management system; dispensing medication; promote the maintenance and restoration of health; provide information on prevention and treatment by assessing health status; planning, implementation & evaluation of interventions with the staff, pharmacist &/or psychiatrist. 

Other duties include maintenance of participant health records and files, providing medication administration training to staff, attendance at intake and transition meetings and other related duties. Adherence to standards of professional practice and the ability to work independently within a team framework is essential.

Academic and Job Experience Required:

  • Current practicing registration with the BCCNM
  • Graduation from a recognized diploma or bachelors level program in Nursing
  • One (1) year of recent, related nursing experience in substance use and mental health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Basic Requirements:

  • Criminal records check including the vulnerable sector
  • Tuberculosis and medical clearances
  • Must be a member in good standing with the BCCNM
  • First aid and basic CPR certification
  • Class 5 Driver License and submission of a Driver’s Abstract
  • Sound judgment, tact, and effective interpersonal skills                 

Desired Requirements:

  • Experience with high-risk youth and young adults
  • Sound knowledge of adolescent development and addictions
  • Clear and concise communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Knowledgeable with Opiate Agonist Therapy

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