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Licensed Practical Nurse - iOAT Clinic for Lift Community Services


How To Apply

Position:Licensed Practical Nurse - iOAT Clinic
Employer:Lift Community Services
Sector:Social Assistance
Closing Date:2024-Jun-11
Salary or Wage:$32.85-$40.55, based on experience
Full or Part Time:Casual
Location:Powell River, BC
Start Date:ASAP
OnlineSee website for full job description


- Driver’s licence required.
- Diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing from a recognized institution and current practicing registration with BCCNM
- A minimum of 1 year experience in the field of mental health and substance use, and a minimum of 1 year experience in community health/primary care nursing. Harm reduction nursing experience is an asset
- Completion of the BC Center on Substance Use Addiction Care Online Training Certificate and the Provincial Opioid Addiction Treatment Support Program modules
- Certificates in CPR, First Aid, BCCDC Immunizations, phlebotomy training, transportation of dangerous goods and advanced wound care
- A valid BC driverís license is required

Duties and Responsibilities

Direct Nursing Care:
- Administer pharmaceutical interventions for treatment of substance use disorders, including iOAT, oral opiate agonist therapy, safe supply or other adjunct medication
- Conduct nursing assessments prior to medication administration and monitor a personís response to the medication
- Conduct phlebotomy, wound care, general and focused assessments, vital signs, referrals to other resources, pregnancy testing, urine testing, naloxone training, HCV/HIV testing and harm reduction education

Ongoing Nursing Duties:
- Establish trusting and therapeutic relationships with program members and provide trauma-informed and culturally safe care to all people who access the OPS site
- Establish client-centered care plans that ensure people's goals are aligned with care provision
- Provides non-judgemental and recovery-oriented support using health promotion and harm reduction approaches
- Provides outreach to hard-to-reach program members as deemed required by the care team
- Document all person encounters into an EMR record and complete paper charting i.e. Medication Administration Records as required.
- Communicate with other team members including physicians, nurses and outreach workers that ensures peopleís confidentiality and dignity
- Work collaboratively with multidisciplinary internal and external team members including Intensive Case Management nurses, social workers, outreach workers, housing staff, counsellors, primary care providers and others

Additional Details

See website for full job description

WorkBC Powell River posts this position as a free service for the community. WorkBC Powell River does not screen employers or applicants, and assumes no responsibility or liability for the job posting. Any arrangements are between the job seeker and the employer.