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Northern Health

Travel Licenced Practical Nurse (lpn), Gohealth Bc

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Position Summary
Do you have a passion for nursing? Would you like to travel to rural communities in British Columbia for short periods and meet some amazing people along the way? We offer permanent and casual opportunities using a self-scheduling model providing you flexibility. We provide travel, accommodations, and meal per-diem.
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The Travel Resource Program LPN functions in accordance with the competency guidelines and scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives and according to agency operating policies and standards and unit specific protocols.

Under the direction of the Unit/Program Manager or designate and as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team, the Travel LPN performs assessments, plans and provides personal care, and performs nursing procedures in a variety of clinical settings and communities.

Rural community facilities provide a wide range of services and, depending on the location, may require the Travel LPN to be competent in multiple clinical settings.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00, 08:00 to 12:00, 08:00 to 16:00, 08:00 to 20:00, rotating. This position uses a self-scheduling model. Position to work in various rural sites, not specific to any one community setting or acute location with paid travel times of 4, 8 or 12 hours.

Hourly Wage: Our positions fall under the Nurses' Bargaining Association Provincial Collective Agreement. Hourly rates of pay range from $32.84 - $41.35

GoHealth BC currently provides focused support to the following communities:

Northern Health
• Atlin
• Chetwynd
• Daajing Giids
• Dawson Creek
• Dease Lake
• Fort Nelson
• Fort St. James
• Fort St. John
• Hazelton
• Kitimat
• Mackenzie
• Masset
• Prince George
• Prince Rupert
• Smithers
• Stewart
• Terrace
• Tumbler Ridge
• Vanderhoof

Interior Health
• Grand Forks
• Merritt
• Princeton

Island Health
• Port Hardy
• Port McNeill
• Salt Spring Island

Why join our team?
• We support work-life balance by using a self-scheduling model.
• You schedule your shifts, where and when you want to work, and your preferred departments.
• Your schedule is built six times per year in two months blocks.
• Your travel hours count towards your FTE.
• GoHealth BC employees get to explore BC while working.
• You get the opportunity to meet and network with other healthcare professionals and travel nurses.
• GoHealth BC employees don't need to uproot or move! You can live anywhere in Canada and be part of our team.
• Part-time GoHealth BC employees receive medical and dental benefits, accrue sick time and paid vacation leave, and contribute to the Municipal Pension Plan (MPP). You receive all the benefits of traditional unionized employment with the additional benefit of travel and self-scheduling.

Travel and accommodation
• The GoHealth BC provides all your flights, car rental or NH fleet vehicles, ferries, or a mileage equivalency.
• A $76.00 per day meal per diem is provided.
• All accommodation is provided, typically with a kitchenette.
• Family members (spouses, children) may be able to accompany GoHealth BC employees to some locations determined on a case-by-case basis. Expenses of family member are not covered by GoHealth BC

• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing LPN registrant.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, with residents, families, co-workers, members of the multidisciplinary team and the public.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Ability to organize work and implement a plan of care.
• Knowledge and competencies to work at full scope of practice as currently required by the CLPNBC including administering medications.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

GoHealth BC is a collaborative effort between Northern Health, Interior Health, Island Health, the Ministry of Health and the British Columbia Nurses Union. The partnership features a creative, innovative, and flexible approach to serving rural and remote communities. This program allows nurses to expand their scope of professional practice while taking on new experiences!

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-09-12

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