COV00034069 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

The Palliative Care Unit (PCU) is part of the premier palliative program in Southern Alberta. It consists of 10 palliative beds that are focused on end-of-life care. This unit primarily admits patients whose life expectancy is less than 3 months or who require pain management with their palliative diagnosis. RNs lead the unit and are part of the greater PCU team that includes LPNs, HCAs, Registered Dietitian, Pharmacist, Social Worker, Unit Clerks, Spiritual Care Coordinator, Physicians and the regions palliative team. In addition, the PCU department hosts 8 Long Term Care - Complex Beds. Please note: Number of hours per shift and shifts per cycle is for information purposes only.


Description: The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team, collaborating on the delivery of holistic, comprehensive care and support to patients/residents and families. The LPN must be able to team lead effectively on their own. The LPN works to the full scope of practice in providing safe, quality care in accordance with established standards, and the Mission, Vision, Values, policies and procedures of Covenant Health. This position is covered by the terms and conditions of the AUPE Auxiliary Nursing Collective Agreement.

  • Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Union: COV AUPE AUX
  • Unit and Program: Palliative Care Unit
  • Primary Location: St. Michael's Health Centre
  • Location Details: As Per Location
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.00
  • Posting End Date: 05-JUN-2023
  • Employee Class: Casual/Relief
  • Date Available: 15-JUN-2023
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: Varies
  • Shifts per cycle: Varies
  • Shift Pattern: Varies
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $27.04
  • Maximum Salary: $35.42
  • Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
Required Qualifications:

Required Qualifications: Graduate of a Practical Nursing program or recognized equivalent required. Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) required. Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (Level C) required.

Additional Required Qualifications:

Is required to spend considerable time standing, walking and in close supportive contact with patients. Is required to bend, pull, lift, perform variable movements, change position (assume awkward positions), transfer and/or lift adults and transport equipment.

Preferred Qualifications:

Previous experience working in a palliative setting preferred. Excellent spoken and written communication skills. Ability to diplomatically address patient/family concerns. Evidence of continuous learning.

Hiring Requirements

The following must be provided prior to your first day of work:

Security Screening: Satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search (as applicable based on position). Additionally, all employees have an ongoing duty to disclose any charges or convictions with Covenant Health.

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