licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)

licensed practical nurse (L.P.N.)

04 Jan
Pro-Care Health Services LTD

04 Jan

Pro-Care Health Services LTD


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