Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) – Casual

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (CUPE)


Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) (CUPE)


HR 18.24 Rev 0


Unit Program Manager

Job Title: 

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) 

Reports to: 

Unit Program Manager (CUPE)

Primary Function: 

Under the direction of the Program Leader or Designate, provides holistic care for the physical, mental and spiritual health of the clients. As a member of an interdisciplinary team, provides and coordinates client care within the Licensed Practical Nursing scope of practice and in accordance with the goals, mission, and philosophy of Kings Regional Rehabilitation
Centre (KRRC).

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Includes the following, and other duties as may be assigned:

Position Responsibilities:

  • Maintains and promotes health and safety standards and procedures in accordance with

KRRC program and client care standards as well as in accordance with recognized provincial Licensed Practical Nursing standards, including ethical guidelines.

  • Provides holistic care for the physical, mental, and spiritual health of the client.
  • Communicates pertinent information, such as changes in clients’ conditions or behaviours to the immediate supervisor in order to maintain continuity of client programs.
  • Works with individual clients in increasing daily living skills through a process of assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating strategies for positive programming.
  • Provide clients with a safe, hygienic, and secure learning environment by coaching through example healthy and active living skills (including nutrition, exercise, and personal hygiene).
  • Assists with uncontrolled behaviour of clients including assisting with crisis control.
  • Documents pertinent data in a clear, concise manner consistent with KRRC standards and policies.
  • Maintains and promotes good working relationships within the organization as a whole and with outside contacts.
  • Complies with the Quality Improvement Program by participating in the continual development of the program.
  • Demonstrates sound professional judgment and initiative while working within the framework of the unit and the organization’s policies and procedures.
  • Demonstrates a sound knowledge and skill in administration and monitoring effects of clients’ medications.
  • Demonstrates initiative in promoting continuous learning and is aware of the best practices that will enhance each individual client program.
  • Provides leadership in the development and implementation of clients’ individual program plans in conjunction with the interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrates the ability to assess client who may have episodes of acute illness and implement a plan of action in accordance with professional practice standards.
  • Participates in a team approach to enhance client programming and care by attending staff, client programming and committee meetings.
  • Coordinates the care of the units under the supervision of the Program Leader, Program

Manager or Senior Registered Nurse.

  • Performs a preceptor-ship role in the education of students and new staff that are learning and orienting to the program.
  • Participates in in-services and staff development programs based on continued learning needs.
  • Promotes the mission of quality client programming by performing other related tasks and duties that may be assigned or required, in order to maintain proficient work-flows.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.


Graduate of approved Licensed Practical Nursing Program. Current Nova Scotia certification.

Language Ability: 

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from Managers, other employees, clients, and families.

Math Ability: 

Ability to work with math concepts such as: basic math concepts and be able to apply them to practical situations. Math skills which fall under their training and Nursing Scope of Practice.


Outlook Email, Internet/Intranet.

Certificates and Licenses: 

License registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing NSCN).

Other Training: 

NVCI, WHMIS; OH&S training will be required.

Other Skills: 

Must possess excellent judgment and decision-making skills. Must be able to assess situations as they arise and implement appropriate course(s) of action for self and others.
Be self-motivated, take initiative, and be creative and flexible. Experience with persons who have intellectual disabilities, severe and persistent mental illness and past work experience in residential settings an asset. Possess and demonstrate by example analytical and conceptual thinking, interpersonal skills, relationship building, client service orientation, self-control, sharing knowledge and developing potential in others, and information seeking. Possess personal values such as; respect, dignity, empowerment and tolerance in conjunction with KRRC values and philosophy. Demonstrates leadership skills in coordinating client programs. Must hold in confidence all matters pertaining to clients, staff and the KRRC. Accountable for own professional practices. Demonstrates accountability and punctuality.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • Strong leadership abilities, must be able to communicate effectively with others given scheduling restrictions and able to remain calm in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Knowledgeable regarding multiple collective agreements including CUPE, and NSNU.

Safety Acknowledgement:

  • Encourages and participates in continuous improvement in all work-related activities.
  • Ensures Quality Accreditation standards involving Risk, OH&S and Human Resources are being met and/or maintained.
  • Contributes to KRRC’s organizational goals of eliminating accidents and/or incidents in the workplace.
  • Maintains a personal and professional commitment to ensuring and maintaining a respectful workplace.

Client Safety: 

Employees at KRRC will take all reasonable measures to ensure the safety and security of clients in adherence with organizational policies and best practices.

Inherent Risks: 

With employment at Kings Regional Rehabilitation Centre, there are inherent risks. Please review with your supervisor for details.

Work Environment: 

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

  • Working in a facility/home with air conditioning.
  • Working outside the with possible exposure to mixed weather conditions, such as extreme heat, extreme cold, wind, rain, sleet, snow.
  • May have to work in areas where noise is moderate.
  • Working on a variety of different units/ homes based on organizational need.

Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk and/or hear. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 30 pounds. The vision requirements include: close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.

Hours of Work: 

The incumbent in this position will required to work 12-hour shifts (days and nights). This includes weekends and/or holidays, as directed by Operations.


This is a hourly rate position.

Job Type:



From $28.33 per hour


  • 12 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Holidays
  • Night shift

APPLY TO:                           

Human Resources ( Reference HR 18.24 Rev 0

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