licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)

licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)

04 Jan
|
Pro-Care Health Services LTD
|
Winnipeg

04 Jan

Pro-Care Health Services LTD

Winnipeg

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)



- First Aid Certificate

- CPR Certificate

- Completion of the Canadian Practical Nurse Registration Examination

- Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) Certificate

- Intravenous (IV) therapy Certification



Area of Specialization



- Rehabilitation

- Medical unit

- Intensive care

- Intensive care, nursery

- Geriatrics

- Drug addiction



Work Setting



- Public or community health centre

- Chronic or long-term care facilities/centres

- Government department and/or agency

- Hospital/medical facility or clinic

- Home care and visiting care agency

- Rehabilitation centre and special health institution

- Nursing home/home for the aged



Security and Safety









- Bondable

- Child abuse registry check

- Child welfare check

- Driver's validity licence check

- Driving record check (abstract)

- Immunization records

- Eligible for professional liability insurance

- Criminal record check

- Adult Abuse Registry



Transportation/Travel Information



- Own transportation

- Own vehicle

- Valid driver's licence



Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities



- Fast-paced environment

- Work under pressure

- Repetitive tasks

- Physically demanding

- Manual dexterity

- Attention to detail

- Ability to distinguish between colours

- Sound discrimination

- Combination of sitting, standing, walking

- Standing for extended periods

- Large caseload

- Overtime required



Personal Suitability



- Initiative

- Effective interpersonal skills

- Flexibility

- Accurate

- Team player

- Excellent oral communication

- Excellent written communication

- Client focus

- Interpersonal awareness

- Dependability

- Judgement

- Values and ethics

- Reliability

- Organized



Licensed Practical Nurse Specific Skills



- Provide pre-operative and post-operative personal and comfort care

- Monitor established respiratory therapy and intravenous therapy

- Provide safety and health education to individuals and their families

- Administer medication and observe and document therapeutic effects

- Take vital signs, apply aseptic techniques including sterile dressing, ensure infection control, monitore nutritional intake and conduct specimen collection

- Provide nursing services, within defined scope of practice, to patients based on patient assessment and care planning procedures

- Monitor patients' progress, evaluate effectiveness of nursing interventions and consult with appropriate members of healthcare team