Company Name:
The Alex
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Location:
Calgary, Alberta
Country:
Canada
Industry:
Health
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Certification
Contact:
Sandy Radjo
ID
6166
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Licensed Practical Nurse

 Licensed Practical Nurse – Ref. No. 18006

The Alex Community Health Centre and Peter Coyle Place  

The Alex: Changing Health. Changing Lives. 

The Alex Community Health Centre is a not-for-profit organization that is changing how we look at health care in Calgary. Our health, housing and food programs support our most vulnerable neighbours, tackling tough health and social issues head-on.

Since 1973, our cost-effective programs have provided preventative care in a welcoming, easy to access environment, moving people from poverty to stability and from crisis to wellness.  Using a multidisciplinary team approach, we focus care on assessment, intervention and promotion of all aspects of health. We embrace a model of healthcare that is accessible, responsive and participatory. In addition to the Family Health Centre, we run a Senior’s Health Centre, a Youth Centre, two Mobile Community Health Buses, one Dental Health Bus, four Housing First Programs, a Breastfeeding Clinic, a Community Food Centre and a Bottles4Health Program. 

We are currently seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) for our family and seniors facilities. 

What you will do:

  • Provide clerical, case management, and clinical support of client care within an interdisciplinary team
  • Provide culturally sensitive nursing services that are responsive and adaptable in meeting the needs of an at-risk population
  • Provide appropriate assessment, treatment, education, orientation, referral, and urgent response and triage activities
  • Advocate for the unique needs of clients to a variety of community partners
  • Document nursing assessments, patient plans, interventions, and evaluations
  • Work collaboratively and in consultation with other Alex team members, community agencies, referral sources and members of the Alex community
  • Participate in research, evaluation and quality improvement activities
  • Perform laboratory procedures and prepare specimens for transport in accordance with Calgary Laboratory Services guidelines
  • Immunization, wound care, phlebotomy, cold chain management, harm reduction, naloxone teaching,  needle exchange and sterilize medical instruments
  • Book appointments and complete referrals for clients with internal and external providers for clinical tests, procedures, consultations and follow-up, as directed by clinical providers 

What you bring: 

  • A passion for making a difference in the lives of our most vulnerable populations
  • Active registration with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta
  • A minimum of 3 years of proven clinical experience working with vulnerable, at risk clients
  • Current first aid, CPR, immunization and phlebotomy certifications
  • Familiarity with Harm Reduction Programs
  • Demonstrated ability to thrive as a member of an interdisciplinary team
  • Ability to learn and apply new concepts and demonstrate self-reliance
  • Experience with Wolf EMR is a definite asset 

Hours of work: 

  • 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Mondays & Wednesdays at The Alex Community Health Centre, 2840 – 2nd Ave. SE
  • 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Tuesdays & Thursdays at Peter Coyle Place, 5700 – 3rd St. SW
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 2nd Friday at The Alex Community Health Centre, 2840 – 2nd Ave. SE
  • 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. every 2nd Saturday at The Alex Community Health Centre, 2840 – 2nd Ave. SE 

How to apply:

Please submit your resume to [email protected] and be sure to include the job title and reference number in the subject line. 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

For further information about The Alex and its programs, we encourage you to visit our website at www.thealex.ca

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