Licensed Practical Nurse

Tsawout First Nation - Health
Saanichton, British Columbia


HOURS OF WORK:     FULL-TIME, PERMANENT (35 HRS/WEEK)                                                                          


POSITION SUMMARY: Tsawout First Nation (TFN) is seeking a highly motivated and compassionate Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to join our team and work with the Tsawout Community. The LPN practices in accordance with the standards, scope and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of BC (CLPNBC) as well as within a client (patient, resident) and family centered care model and the vision and values of the organization. Working independently and collaboratively as a member of the Primary Care Team the LPN performs full scope of practical nursing functions as outlined by Community Licensed Practical Nursing of BC for clients with predictable outcomes within a designated area of specialty. Under general supervision, supports the Registered Nurse in caring for clients with unpredictable outcomes or where the acuity or complexity of care requires an advanced level of knowledge and skill beyond the scope of practice for Licensed Practical Nurse. Maintains and advances clinical competence pursuant to the standards of practice of CLPNBC. The LPN will supervise and oversee the Home Care/Support Workers and the Patient Transport Worker.


  • Work with Home Care/Support Workers when needed;
  • Assess client needs for home care support when requested;
  • Administer medications and document therapeutic effects;
  • Take vital signs (temperature, blood pressure, pulse and respiration);
  • Assist with resident comfort;
  • Prepare and administer injections and/or enemas;
  • Collect samples and monitor catheters;
  • Provide wound care;
  • Ensures patient files are accurate prior to scheduled appointment;
  • Data entry client’s case notes in Mustimuhw;
  • Attend department staff meetings;
  • Assist clients in completing required written documents;
  • Sterilize and set up medical supplies and equipment for all exams and procedures;
  • Order and monitor inventory of medical supplies;
  • Draft and prepare a variety of documents as needed, such as posters, newsletter inserts, reports, correspondence, etc.;
  • Communicate patient care with appropriate health providers as needed;
  • Refer clients to appropriate internal and external health resources as needed;
  • Schedule appointments depending on type of treatment, length of time required, and staff schedules;
  • Manages phone system to answer, screen, and transfer calls to the appropriate team member when necessary
  • Confirm and follow up with clients regarding visits and scheduled appointments;
  • Assist with First Nations Health Benefits and other health Benefits and/or programs;
  • Arranges medical tests and receives reports.


  • Graduate from a recognized Licensed Practical Nursing program;
  • Valid registration as an LPN in good standing;
  • Knowledge of internal and external community health resources;
  • Knowledge of First Nation’s Health Benefits billing process an asset;
  • Knowledge of medical terminology an asset;
  • First Aid Certificate / CPR Level C is required;
  • BC Drivers’ License and reliable vehicle considered an asset;
  • Criminal Record Check required.


  • Knowledge of Tsawout First Nation culture, customs, and traditions an asset;
  • Knowledge of working and assisting with family across the life span;
  • Well-developed written, oral, and interpersonal and organizational skills;
  • Able to foster and build relationships within a diverse population;
  • Time management with the ability to multitask different tasks simultaneously;
  • Excellent computer skills;

 Personal Attributes

The LPN maintains strict confidentiality in performing their duties and demonstrates the following personal attributes: Respect, Empathy, Strength, Pride and Equality

 Our benefits package includes:

  • Medical insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision insurance
  • Long-term disability insurance
  • Life insurance

Please submit cover letter, resume with salary expectations, and 3 references.

Apply now and join our team!

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