Licensed Practical Nurse-Casual


Shannex Health Care

Sydney, Nova Scotia

Shannex Incorporated is a leading and innovative provider of Continuing Care accommodations, and services in the Maritimes. Shannex is an expanding organization that currently employs over 4,000 people. We are on an exciting path of continued growth that will offer outstanding living choices, improved services and exceptional careers.

 We are pleased to offer and recruit for Spring 2016 the following exciting opportunity:

 Licensed Practical Nurse-Casual

 Located in Sydney (Harbourstone Enhanced Care ) Under the supervision of the Director of Resident Care, plans, directs, and evaluates total nursing care and functions on a particular shift, in accordance with established philosophy. Responsible for orientation, training, and management of nursing personnel on the unit. Relates effectively with other shifts for continuity of care; maintains satisfactory relations with other departments and nursing units.

 Duties & Responsibilities Include:

Assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, documenting and directing clients needs through consultation with medical professionals, care conferences and internal staff;

Providing leadership to health services staff and overseeing provision of quality health services respecting the client’s right to individualized planning of health services;

Working with the existing management and health services teams to promote communication and compliance to policies, procedures and applicable legislation.

Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of client care plans.

Administers and records prescribed medication as per company policy and scope of practice.

Maintains the standards of accurate and complete documentation and reporting.

Applies dressings and treatments according to physician’s orders and policy

Assists with supervision and evaluation of job performance and behavior of other health care staff.

 Requirements Include:

Current registration with the provincial Licensed Practical Nurse regulatory body;

Current First Aid and CPR certification;

Physical Assessment, Palliative / Hospice Care experience required;

Previous experience in working with the clients in long-term care or a senior’s independent living environment required.

 The following would be considered assets:

Strong leadership and assessment skills plus the ability to multitask in this fast-past, yet rewarding environment;

Alzheimer’s & other Dementia Care course, U-First training preferred

Demonstrated supervisory skills and experience with evaluating employee job performance;

Demonstrated computer skills and experience with electronic information systems;

Ability to supervise staff including organizing, prioritizing and scheduling work assignments.

“Great People Striving for Great Things” is one of the pillars of our Strategic Plan.  Shannex is committed to offering the best environment for employees where everyone takes pride in their work and in the organization. Our staff are committed to service excellence and are supported with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are building a culture that supports the balance between work and personal life.

 We offer a comprehensive compensation package, attractive benefits plan, on –site parking, and flexible scheduling.

 If you are looking for an opportunity to grow your career and make your mark in a rapidly growing organization please apply  by April 20th, 2017.

 All applicants will be kept in strict confidence.

 Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted