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Pediatric Respite Care – LPN

Job Description

Provides professional nursing care and other supports to children with complex care
needs who live in the community. Promotes the wellbeing of the children served. This
position may involve working extended days and/or evenings/and weekends.

Employee type: Casual

Community: Vernon, Kelowna, Enderby, Lillooet

Hourly Wage: $29.94/hr

Close Date: Open Until Filled

Reports To:

Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

  1.  Performs nursing care and other support services to meet the medical and
    developmental needs of children living in the community anytime during the day, 7
    days a week, and 365 days a year. Travel as required.
  2. Implements and evaluates nursing care plan for the child; consults and works
    cooperatively with the family, Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor and other care
    professionals on the child’s care team. Participates in team meetings as requested.
  3. Continuously assesses by observing, measuring, recording and reporting symptoms
    and changes in child’s condition. Provides other support and tasks that assists the
    child to live in the community. Escorts the child while in the community. At all
    times, ensures the safety of the child.
  4. Provides guidance to a child and family in health care and treatment. Maintains
    strong relationship with the family and other members of the health care team.
    Assists and/or mentors other caregivers or family members.
  5. Assists with case management by identifying potential problems and reporting any
    concerns. Provides input to Resource Ability Nursing Supervisor with regard to the
    change/ development of appropriate care plans to achieve individual’s desired
  6. Maintains nursing records and provides reports as required. Maintains related
    equipment and supplies.


Education, Training and Experience

  1. Diploma in Licensed Practical Nursing by a recognized School of Nursing
  2. Preferred minimum of three years acute clinical experience with one or more years
    experience working in a community setting
  3. Preferred three years recent pediatric experience working with children with
    complex care needs
  4. Demonstrated ability to work independently within established agency policies and
  5. Demonstrated ability in written, oral and interpersonal communication skills in

Employment Requirements:

  1. Current registration with the BCCNP as a practicing nurse
  2. Valid CPR C certificate or better
  3. Good general health and physically and emotionally able to perform the duties of the job
  4. Must sign the Agency’s Statement of Confidentiality and Acknowledgement of
    Agency Abuse Policy
  5. Must complete the Pediatric Foundational Competencies Course within one month of hire date


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