Job Posting 92638

Licensed Practical Nurse (Day Shift)
CASA Mental Health
Edmonton area
Sherwood Park
closes in 22 days (Fri, 14 Apr)
full time - temporary / contract  •  $29.31 to $36.46

About CASA
CASA Mental Health is an established non-profit organization delivering holistic, culturally-safe wrap-around mental health services to Albertans and their families. CASA provides mental health service to the missing middle – mental health treatment for diagnosed children and youth, in between prevention and promotion in primary and community care, and acute treatment in hospital.

CASA’s team of mental health professionals are trauma experts committed to delivering service in collaboration with community partners. This includes assessment and treatment for up to 4,000 children, youth and their families each year, from community outreach settings to intensive treatment programs.

About the Role
CASA House is a voluntary tertiary care residential program for youth in grades seven to 12, operating seven days a week. CASA House employs a multi-disciplinary team that works closely with the youth from a bio-psycho-social treatment approach, and utilizes a trauma-informed approach in all areas of programming. Adolescents who come to CASA House have complex needs, including severe mental health challenges, family dysfunction, school issues, peer related issues and social/economic challenges.

Reporting to the Clinical Manager and working alongside a professional practice lead, the Licensed Practical Nurse works collaboratively within a multi-disciplinary team to provide and coordinate services for children, youth and families receiving mental health care at CASA.  

The Licensed Practical Nurse will:

  • Provide nursing assessments and care plans for clients, including medication administration and monitoring, teaching, telephone follow-up and health promotion.
  • Practice according to the code of ethics and practice standards of their specific professional college.
  • Assist with individual or group therapy as directed and as appropriate.
  • Coordinate with other professionals to promote continuity of care and assist families with connecting to a primary care physician.
  • Identify service delivery improvements and suggest enhancements, utilizing a lens of evidence-informed practice and with consideration to CASA’s strategic and operational plan.
  • Maintain client electronic health records in a complete and timely way.
  • Work collaboratively with the research department to assist with critical appraisal, evaluation and knowledge transfer.
  • Contribute to program and clinical team meetings.

Job Details
Union: In-scope
Classification:  Licensed Practical Nurse
FTE: 0.62
Status: Temporary (to approximately March 2024)
Location: CASA House
Multi-site: No
Minimum hourly rate: $29.31 per hour
Maximum hourly rate: $36.46 per hour
Hours per shift: Nine hour day shifts (07:00 to 16:30)
Shifts per week: Per rotation
Days off: Per rotation

Qualifications

  • Graduate of a practical nurse program recognized by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta, or recognized by CASA.
  • Current member in good standing with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta.
  • Minimum three years’ recent experience in pediatrics and mental health is required.
  • Preferred experience in crisis intervention and de-escalation.
  • Knowledge of the Health Information and Protection of Privacy Information Act in addition to professional organization’s ethics and standards of practice.
  • Familiarity with electronic medical records or similar information systems.
  • Ability to work autonomously, independently and to prioritize work activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to new or changing situations.
  • Flexibility and skill with interpersonal situations.

Conditions of Employment

  • A satisfactory Criminal Records Check with Vulnerable Sector Search. This would be the financial responsibility of the successful candidate.
  • A satisfactory Child Intervention Check.
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or exemption on the basis of a protected legal ground.
  • Ability to pass and maintain Therapeutic Crisis Intervention (TCI) certification (training provided by CASA), as well as physical ability to perform all interventions.

Closing Date: Open until filled
 

For further information on these opportunities, please contact us at .

Why Work With CASA?

Life - Work Balance
CASA's hours of work allow you to balance your work with the rest of your life. Our Wellness Days can be used how you want, when you want, ensuring everyone is feeling their best. Employees also receive competitive vacation days so that you have the time you need to recharge your passion.

Meaningful Work
Feel good about making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families so that they are empowered to thrive!

Employee Benefits
CASA Mental Health offers a competitive benefit and pension package for employees, including a flexible spending account, access to our Employee and Family Assistance Program, and more!

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