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Organization Overview VON is Canada's largest, national, not-for-profit, charitable home and community care organization. We are a national health organization offering a wide range of community health care solutions that meet the needs of Canadians from coast to coast. VON is committed to continuous quality improvement and is accredited by Accreditation Canada.
Req ID 4868-CUMB-CAS-LPN
Position Title Licensed Practical Nurse-Casual
Employee Group Casual/Relief
On Call Yes
Program or Dept. Nursing
Job Summary Nurses who join our team receive diverse assignments and ongoing clinical education and training opportunities. We support our employees by offering a work environment that strives to reinforce work life balance. Corporate values of respect, participation, responsiveness and courage are upheld. These positions will be of interest to nurses who value client teaching, communication, autonomy and decision-making, and find community nursing challenging and rewarding.
Responsibilities
  • Provide and manage high quality, appropriate and cost effective nursing care to all individuals and/or families in the community who are assigned to their care
  • Responsible to teach and delegate tasks and functions to different levels of workers and to family members and others in accordance with the standards and scope of practice as determined by VON and the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Nova Scotia
  • Comply with all standards, policies, procedures and legislative requirements
  • Participate as a member of the health care team in relevant committees and working groups
Qualifications
  • Registration with CLPNNS and a graduate from an accredited school of nursing
  • Some previous clinical experience, with knowledge of the community-nursing model of care
  • Demonstrated competencies in observation, independent assessment and health education
  • Proficient in clinical nursing skills, and ability to read and interpret technical and clinical instructions related to client care
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Current CPR Certificate-level C and First Aid
  • A valid NS driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
Date Posted 9/6/2013
Deadline Date 9/16/2013
Site Cumberland District
City Amherst/Cumberland County
Province Nova Scotia [NS]
Compensation & Benefits Overview
VON Canada offers:
 
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Training and skills development
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive compensation
  • Employee assistance program 
  • Employee recognition programs
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