CMP – Fulfillment Center – Mental Health and Addiction – Licensed Practical Nurse – Weekends
Edmonton, AB, Canada, Part Time
LPN The Mint Health Drugs: CMP Home Care – Outreach Nursing Team is a nurse-led outreach team dedicated to engaging individuals experiencing health and social inequity. The home care team manages a caseload of approximately 30 clients, operating 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide home care services tailored to medication administration and chronic disease monitoring and follow-up. Most clients reside within housing programs, shelters, and facilities across Edmonton that are staffed by the non-profit organizations we work with, however, a small subset of individuals also reside within independent living settings (e.g. apartment complexes, houses, etc.). Hiring for the Following Hours of Operation: Every Other Weekend – Saturday and Sunday – 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM Other shifts may be offered in addition to the above based on business needs.
Key therapeutic areas include Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders, HIV, Hepatitis C, and Chronic Disease Management. Additional Details: The hours for this position will primarily fall between 07:30 AM – 2:30 to 3:30 PM. This will be a casual position for sick leaves/vacation/emergency coverage with no pre-defined schedule and the opportunity to transition into more regular hours as our program expands. Ideal for candidates who currently hold casual positions elsewhere or those who primarily work evenings at other employment sites Scope of Services: Comfort in independently assessing and dosing witnessed medications such as methadone, Suboxone®, and Kadian® Communicate clearly with patients, peers, management, and other healthcare professionals through various media using effective and appropriate communication skills.
Coordinate appointments, access to care, and social services for clients. Advise the patient to seek further medical attention where appropriate. Answer any questions requiring clinical knowledge which fall within the scope of practice as a licensed practical nurse in Alberta. Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Provide patient health education, harm reduction, and employ principles of preventative medicine. Provided clinical care related to physical assessment, minor ailments, medication therapy, and activities of daily living where required and within the scope of practice. Follow the principles of person-centred care when providing holistic care. Provide wound care and maintain the cleanliness and stock of supplies and equipment.
Ensure accurate and timely completion of appropriate documentation, including client charting in an eMAR (electronic medication administration record). Provide leadership in the management of client care. Coordinate and communicate with a multidisciplinary team to demonstrate patient-centered care. Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills as required. — Mint Health Drugs: CMP(Community Members Pharmacy) was opened in 2012 with the mission of serving our community members within Edmonton’s vulnerable population sector.
Over the years, our pharmacy has grown extensively, and today, we have the privilege of working alongside the most prominent non-profit organizations in supporting this population that truly needs it the most. Though we’ve since relocated our pharmacy into the Britannia-Youngstown neighbourhood from our original location in an effort to extend our support to a new community, our core principles remain unchanged. That is, we value the importance of listening, and understand that every person is unique having come from all walks of life carrying their own personal story. That’s why we strive hard to take the time to listen to every individual we have the opportunity to come across so that we cater our support around wherever they are in life and wherever they need us the most.
Whether it’s helping them find the best treatment option for their concerns, managing their medications, connecting them with a resource for sustainable housing, or just simply being a listening ear to hear out their frustrations, we’re always here to help. Licensed Practical Nurses are vital to the success of Mint’s Mission to help people feel better. Through patient-centered care, the Licensed Practical Nurse provides top-tier service to our community while maintaining and promoting Mint’s reputation of excellence and demonstrating our values. M – Motivating to improve I – Innovating best practices N – Nurturing our communities T – Teaching and sharing The LPN is the lead clinical service provider for the chronically homeless population who are members of a private housing group in Edmonton.
The LPN is expected to meet and exceed the standards of patient centered care as services are performed within the scope of practice for an LPN in Alberta. There is a focus on ensuring service and clinical excellence. Reports to: Pharmacy Manager Competencies Required Consistently demonstrates adaptability when: Required to work outside regular hours to ensure the execution of responsibilities Consistently demonstrates the ability to use solution-focused/positive language: Dealing with all patients, customers, team members and other stakeholders Consistently demonstrates superior organizational Consistently demonstrates mastery of technology required Consistently demonstrates reliability/dependability, executing responsibilities conscientiously and independently Consistently demonstrates alignment with the values of Mint Health Drugs by: Willingness and ability to learn and take on new responsibilities as appropriate for the position willingness and ability to recommend or accept innovative strategies to complete work in a more timely and effective manner Consistently demonstrates the ability to empathize and remain calm under pressure. Responsibilities Patient Care and Service Excellence Respond to patient referrals within internal and external timelines Complete a comprehensive care assessment in a timely manner, utilizing tools, forms and processes as aligned with the Mint Health Drugs policies and procedures manual Communicate clearly with patients, peers, management, and other healthcare professionals through a variety of media using effective and appropriate communication skills Advise the patient to seek further medical attention where appropriate Answer any questions requiring clinical knowledge which fall within the scope of practice as a Licensed Practical Nurse in Alberta Maintain confidentiality of patient information.
Educate patients on technical aspects of appropriate use of home monitoring. Participate actively in pharmacy services, including written policies and procedures on efficient clinical systems in various settings, including but not limited to pharmacies, institutions, facilities, group homes, and shelters. Follow the principles of patient-centred care when delivering care Maintain the cleanliness and a stock of supplies and equipment Ensure patient and care provider safety by accurately assessing risk using tools provided Ensure that care plans meet individual patient’s needs Ensure all internal and external reporting meets or exceeds all standards and expectations of Mint Health Drugs Ensure accurate and timely completion of appropriate documentation, including client charting Actively identify potential risks with internal stakeholders and work collaboratively to mitigate or manage risks, especially those associated with clinical care Leadership Provide leadership in the management of client care Coordinate and communicate with a multidisciplinary team to demonstrate patient-centered care Participate in potential interdisciplinary Mint Health Drugs projects Be an ambassador of Mint Health Drugs Involve oneself in possible research, community education, and collaborative initiatives Demonstrate willingness to learn new skills as required Education and Experience: Active registration and valid practice permit with the College of Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA) Graduate of an accredited Licensed Practical Nursing program 1 year experience practicing as an LPN, home health service delivery preferred 1 year experience practicing as an LPN, home health service delivery preferred Active Alberta Class 5 Driver’s License, Clean 3 Year Drivers Abstract Police Information Check with Vulnerable Sector. Certifications (or willingness to obtain): Standard First Aid and CPR.
Training in Trauma Informed Care, Cultural Sensitivity, Stigma, and/or Harm Reduction is preferred. Qualifications and Skills: Computer proficiency Very strong interpersonal, communication and customer service skills Excellent organizational and time management skills Communicates effectively at all levels Takes initiative Excellent critical thinking skills Excellent problem-solving skills Excellent team player and leads when necessary Excellent collaboration skills Demonstrated competence in nursing scope and practice Desire to self-improve through formal education or learning new skills Strong case management skills Willingness and ability to work weekends as per rotation Valid driver’s license required with reliable transportation to visit patients, either via own vehicle or with a provided company vehicle. Job Type: Part-time
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