Licensed Practical Nurse - Women’s Substance Use Program
Vancouver, BC
As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

In addition to providing specialized mental health and addiction services, BCMHSUS also provides provincial leadership in mental health and addiction research, education and knowledge exchange, and health promotion and illness prevention in support of system-wide improvements.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

Licensed Practical Nurse - Women’s Substance Use Program
Heartwood Centre


$27.87-$31.15 per hour
4500 Oak Street. Vancouver, BC

The Heartwood Centre for Women is a voluntary 90-day residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment. Heartwood provides trauma-informed treatment for substance dependency and other concurrent disorders, including trauma.

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) works collaboratively with the interprofessional team to provide tertiary care services to women with substance dependence, concurrent disorder and chronic disease. The LPN identifies and monitors women’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including psychosocial, physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual needs. Duties also include planning, implementing and evaluating nursing care within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with Standards of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia and consistent with the mission, vision and values of British Columbia’s Children & Women’s Hospital and BC Mental Health & Addictions Services as well as with established protocols.

Education, Training and Experience

Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). This job requires that the incumbent be female.
Skills and Abilities

Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Ability to deal with others effectively.
Ability to organize work and follow instructions accurately.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
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