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Licensed Practical Nurse - NICU

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Covenant Health
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COV00008505 Requisition #
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The LPN in the NICU provides safe and competent patient care for neonates at various stages of their stay. The LPN uses the principles of family centered care to provide care for the sick neonate. The LPN participates actively in patient care decision making, particularly within the multi-disciplinary team on patient care rounds. The LPN encourages parents to actively participate in the delivery of patient care, facilitating their efforts to do so effectively and safely. The LPN has extensive knowledge base to initiate and facilitate breastfeeding the at risk newborn. The LPN is responsible for processing orders within a timely and efficient manner, communicating to others effectively that orders have been completed. The LPN communicates changes to the interdisciplinary team in an effective and timely manner, through channels such as the nursing flow sheets, bedside kardex, shift report in the charge kardex, discharge planning flow sheets, etc.

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.

  • Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Union: COV AUPE AUX
  • Department: Neonatal Intensive Care GNCH
  • Primary Location: Grey Nuns Community Hospital
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 1.00
  • Posting End Date: 21-JAN-2019
  • Employee Class: Regular Full Time
  • Date Available: 31-JAN-2019
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 4
  • Shifts per cycle: 20
  • Shift Pattern: Day,Nights,Weekends
  • Days Off: As Per Rotation
  • Minimum Salary: $26.45
  • Maximum Salary: $34.63
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
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:

One to two years recent experience in a Level 2 or 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) required.

Preferred Qualifications:

Certificate in Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP) preferred. Neonatal certification or equivalent preferred.

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