At Kamloops Hospice Association our mission is to enhance the quality of life of persons and their families facing death and bereavement through skilled and compassionate physical, emotional and spiritual care in the setting of the individual’s choice. We serve with Honesty, Empathy, Accountability, Respectfulness and Tenderness.
Term of Employment: Permanent, Casual
Benefits: Competitive wage structure
Hours of Employment: Days, evenings and weekends, 12-hour shifts – A minimum of two shifts per month is required.
As a member of the Kamloops Hospice team, the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), preferably with palliative experience, provides direct care and support to patients and families. The LPN works as a key member of the clinical team in providing excellence in palliative care in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards.
- Collaboration with other team members to provide high quality patient-centered hospice/palliative care for patients and their families
- Cooperatively participating with the patient, family and the Hospice team to develop and implement patient and family plan of care
- Provides ongoing patient assessment and evaluation of physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs
- Supervising Health Care Assistants
- Administration of medications, managing basic to complex wounds, catheter insertion and managing feeding tubes, ostomies and other medically provided devices at times
- Consulting and collaborating with other health care professionals and participating in patient review rounds with multidisciplinary team members
- Active role in upkeep of Hospice Home – e.g. Laundry, meal preparation, cleaning
- Documenting relevant information in a timely and accurate manner
- Being a positive role model for other staff, patients and families
- Actively participating in direct patient care and housekeeping duties alongside other members of the care team
- Other related duties as assigned by the Clinical Leads.
- Active BCCNM registration or able to receive same
- Current knowledge of best practice requirements for basic nursing tasks and skills, including but not limited to medication administration, foley catheters, prevention and maintenance of pressure and other wounds
- Knowledge about and committed to the Hospice philosophy of care
- Willingness to participate in educational advancement within the palliative care field
- Availability to actively participate in team meetings and quality improvement activities
- Awareness of own strengths, limitations and biases in emotionally sensitive situations, and able to react calmly and effectively
- Flexible, able to work in a new and changing environment, and to promote progressive and innovative thinking as well as team based patient centered care
- Have knowledge of and be sensitive to religious, ethnic, cultural and personal diversity
- Excellent verbal and non-verbal communication skills, and the ability to deal with people in crisis in a calm, mature and non-judgemental manner
- Able to maintain the feeling of peace and comfort in the Hospice Home
- Preference will be given to individuals with hospice/palliative care experience