** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **
Do you have a passion for nursing? Would you like to travel to rural communities in northern British Columbia for short periods and meet some amazing people along the way? We offer permanent and casual opportunities using a self-scheduling model providing you flexibility. We provide travel, accommodations and meal per-diem.
For more information visit the Travel Resource Program
The Travel Resource Program LPN functions in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives and according to agency operating policies and standards and unit specific protocols.
Under the direction of the Unit/Program Manager or designate and as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team, the Travel LPN performs assessments, plans and provides personal care, and performs nursing procedures in a variety of clinical settings and communities.
Rural community facilities provide a wide range of services and, depending on the location, may require the Travel LPN to be competent in multiple clinical settingsShift Rotation/Hours of work:
Days, Evenings, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00, 08:00 to 12:00, 08:00 to 16:00, 08:00 to 20:00 rotating. This position uses a self-scheduling model. Position to work in various rural sites, not specific to any one community setting or acute location with paid travel times of 4, 8 or 12 hours.
You have the opportunity to travel to Kitimat, Dease Lake, Ft. St. James, Chetwynd, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Haida Gwaii, Mackenzie, Prince Rupert, and Terrace. Explore these wonderful communities northern communities. What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions. Qualifications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with residents, families, co-workers, members of the multidisciplinary team and the public.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Ability to organize work and implement a plan of care.
• Knowledge and competencies to work at full scope of practice as currently required by the BCCNM including administering medications.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.