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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

We have immediate, rewarding career opportunities for casual Licensed Practical Nurses to join our amazing team at Ravensview, part of Homewood Health, the national leader in mental health and addictions treatment in Canada.
What’s in it for you?
• A starting wage above the industry average
• Comprehensive benefits and RRSP-matching program
• Free staff parking
• Onsite dining room with gourmet meals prepared by our Red-Seal Chef
• Onsite training including nationally-recognized CARES Program, first aid and the opportunity to develop knowledge of mental health and addictions care in our Ravensview Monthly Grand Rounds Education Series
• Access to professionally-designed fitness facility, serene outdoor spaces for walking and running, and direct access to John Dean Park

Homewood Ravensview is a private 75-bed mental health, trauma and addiction facility offering evidence-based, medically-led, inpatient services for first responders, military, veterans, executives & professionals, adults, and young adults. Located in North Saanich on 28 acres of forested hillside, Homewood Ravensview offers clients a comfortable and safe environment featuring serene ocean views from spacious rooms, welcoming common areas and a world-class team of physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors and 24-hour nursing professionals.

As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you will be an integral part of a collaborative team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers.

What you'll be doing

The Licensed Practical Nurse provides direct health care services to patients presenting with a wide variety of complex addictions and mental health issues. Working within scope of practice, the LPN performs physical, addiction, and mental status assessments; refers patients to the physician for further examination; and administers prescribed treatments and medications. The LPN observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents patient progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes, and performs a variety of health care interventions. The LPN provides counselling, education, and support using a motivational and health promotion approach. The LPN works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, the family, and the community.

• Implement the principles and practices of a patient and family centered recovery model in mental health and addictions treatment.
• Conduct comprehensive mental health and addiction risk assessments, formulate treatment and discharge plans, and provide crisis intervention.
• Perform detox assessments
• Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
• Assess patients daily for care needs and follow up; consult with doctors and clinical team members about patient care.
• Collaborate with patients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients, families, and communities.
• Analyze and synthesize all available information for the development of an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with other care providers, patients, and families.
• Identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care.
• Conduct day-to-day care delivery to patients and administer medications
• Provide nursing intervention as required and determine when health care needs to be escalated to other health professionals.
• Coordinate referrals to appropriate health resources. Liaise with health practitioners and agencies for the planning and implementation of health care
• Advocate for the patient.
• Perform appropriate clinical monitoring
• Evaluate efficacy of care and treatment plans and adjust as necessary.
• Intervene in emergencies, crises, or violent situations, according to the needs of the patient and family.
• Document assessments and patient progress. Keep records current and complete documentation on time.
• Mentor and act as a preceptor for students as required

What we're looking for

• Licensed Practical Nurse Diploma
• Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
• Non-violent Crisis Intervention course preferred.
• Current First Aid/CPR Certification for health care providers (Level 1 or greater)
• Demonstrated ability to deal with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity, and professional judgment.
• Ability to work with patients with mental health and substance abuse issues
• Knowledge of community, social, and mental health resources.
• Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour, and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
Credential Requirements:
• Copies of Degrees and/or Certificate of Specialization
• Cleared Vulnerable Sector Check
• Record of Immunization (including 2 step TB test)

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!

Homewood Health Inc. is committed to ensuring that its teams reflect the diversity of our community and welcomes applications from all qualified individuals. In accordance with the various provincial legislations that we operate under, Homewood Health is committed to working in collaboration with any team member who may require workplace accommodation in order to successfully perform any or all aspects of their role. Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

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