Nature and Scope
To provide competent, holistic care to clients of all ages.
To facilitate treatment by maintaining the medical health of clients through assessment, consultation, and administration of controlled, prescribed, and OTC medications.
Responsibilities and Duties
Obtain medication history on admission and reconcile medications.
Ensure controlled medications are counted, stored and ordered from pharmacy prn.
Follow standing orders as per facility protocol.
Reporting and tracking medication issues.
Ensuring medication inventory is being conducted to policy.
Obtain and review all medications, perform medication reconciliation.
Store all client medications appropriately.
ECS Drug Screens and Medicals
Complete drug screenings.
Monitor vital signs.
Provide education to clients regarding health and other medical issues;
Book doctor appointments when appropriate, transfer paperwork to the appropriate doctor, and ensure there are follow-up appointments.
Communicate medical information to counsellors by email or in person.
Provide referrals as necessary.
Work closely with Nurse Practitioner regarding concerns brought up by client.
Document client case notes, special permissions, etc.
Ensure that cupboard is stocked with medication cups, first aid, over-the-counter medications.
On call phone – as needed.
Know the whereabouts of residence and clients and ensure that they follow agency guidelines.
Provide active listening and validation to clients.
Engaging clients in the application of the recreational aspect of recovery.
Other assigned duties from time to time.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills
Practical Nurse Diploma from a recognized post-secondary practical nurse program
Permanent, valid practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
Must be willing to work full scope of practice (including IM/SC)
Experience in an addiction centre preferred
Ability to use critical thinking skills
Team player/able to work independently when needed
IV course required or willing to obtain within six (6) months of hire date
We sincerely thank all applicants for applying; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Job Type: Casual
- CPR (Preferred)
- Licensed Practical Nurse (Preferred)