Lead Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
SE Health
Wetaskiwin, AB
POSITION SUMMARY:
Under the direction of the Wellness Manager, the Lead Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) will use evidence-informed nursing knowledge, skill and judgment to provide integrated and holistic nursing care. Within the scope of practice appropriate to an LPN, they will meet the physical, safety, emotional and spiritual needs of clients and their families.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Oversees and participates in resident move ins, move outs/transfer of residents as needed
  • Observes, monitors, and tracks facility outbreaks and submits appropriate documentation to public health
  • Monitors and supports implementation of education programs developed by RN Educator
  • Mentors new and existing care partners: Health Care Aide (HCA) and LPN
  • Completes competency assessments for HCA and LPN: medication administration/bath/shower procedures
  • Evaluates all health care staff on an ongoing basis with respect to meeting competency requirements; reports to Educator and/or Wellness Manager as need arises
  • Assesses, supports and mentors unit LPNs in wound care; observes and gives direction to health care staff
  • Advocates for health care partners and residents
  • Assists physicians on rounds as required
Schedules client care needs for all health care partners
  • Schedules HCA Care Partners as required (e.g. sick calls).
  • Evaluates the need for and fulfills ad-hoc staffing requirements
  • Performs chart audits
  • Monitors all tracking tools to ensure are partners are in compliance; follows up on staff discrepancies
  • Attends care conferences and communicates resident concerns to appropriate Manager
  • Reports incidents to Wellness Manager/General Manager/AHS afterhours as appropriate
  • Assumes responsibility to follow up with Wellness Manager when AHS Case Manager is off site
  • Participates on the following committees: IPC committee, OH&S committee, Quality Improvement Committee
  • Assumes the role of Fire Warden
  • Work within their practice statement, competencies and conduct as defined by the Health Professions Act or other relevant legislation, and governing professional organizations
  • Ensure resident care is delivered in a way that maintains resident dignity, privacy, and acknowledges independence, spirituality, and individuality as per the Eden Philosophy framework.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Current LPN Certificate registered with the CLPNA in good standing.
  • Valid First Aid and CPR certificates.
  • Recent experience working with the elderly or disabled persons, preferably in a supportive living environment.
  • Palliative care experience is an asset.
  • Experience leading others with strong collaboration skills.
  • Demonstrate a compassionate, respectful and sincere manner, with the ability to deal with conflict in a diplomatic and professional manner (strong conflict management skills).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills (other language skills an asset).
  • Flexible and adaptable to a changing work environment.
  • Good computer skills.
Saint Elizabeth is committed to the success of all its employees. If you feel you need accommodations because of illness or disability, please do not hesitate to contact Human Resources at hresources@saintelizabeth.com at your earliest convenience

About Us:
SE Health (Saint Elizabeth Health Care) is a social enterprise applying our knowledge, vision and drive to forever impact how people live and age at home, today and into the future. As a not-for-profit organization with Canadian roots and 110 years of expertise, we bring quality excellence and innovation to home care, seniors lifestyle and family caregiving. Through our team of 9,000 Leaders of Impact, we deliver 20,000 care exchanges daily, totaling 50 million in the last decade alone.