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Licensed Practical Nurse
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Licensed Practical Nurse/Registered Practical Nurse (LPN)
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Date Posted:
May 3, 2024
Closing Date:
June 30, 2024
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Job Description

Kiknu, meaning “our home” in Mi’kmaq, will be Nova Scotia’s first long term care home on a First Nation community. A residents-first approach to care and service will ensure Kiknu is supporting independence, promoting dignity and placing value on the choices for how elders want to live their lives.

Shannex will act as the operating partner alongside the First Nations community of Eskasoni in the operation of this new home. Together, we will ensure the community delivers exceptional service and care while honouring Mi’kmaw culture, values and traditions.

We are searching for an Licensed Practical Nurse to join our Kiknu team based in Eskasoni, Nova Scotia.  

Meaningful Benefits

You will be surrounded by supportive and talented team members who will make Kiknu a great place to live, work and visit. And at the end of every day, you will know you’ve made a measured difference in the lives of elders. Additional benefits include:

• Comprehensive health, vision, and dental benefits plan (eligible immediately upon hire for part-time 0.5 FTE and greater & full-time staff) including an Employee and Family Assistance Program
• Life, travel, and other insurances
• Access to virtual healthcare 24/7 for FREE through the group health benefit plan
• Defined Contribution Registered Pension Plan (8.7% Kiknu matching)
• Vacation accrual (begins immediately) and travel insurance
• Free onsite parking
• Access to thousands of perks vendors and discounts through our WorkPerks program, including excellent discounts for apparel, restaurants, technology, fitness, travel, and tickets to some of your favorite sports and entertainment events
• Access to continuing education and training through Shannex’s Centre of Excellence
• Opportunities to be part of sector innovation and continuous improvement initiatives
• Recognition and Rewards for service excellence and safety

About the Opportunity

• Assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating, documenting and directing resident 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 and procedures
• 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

About You

In addition to placing high value on continuous improvement, collaboration and accountability, you bring:

• Registration with the provincial Practical Nursing regulatory body
• Ability to work a schedule of flexible hours and shifts inclusive of days, nights, weekends, and holidays
• A valid CPR & First Aid Certification (required)
• A clear criminal record with vulnerable sector screening upon hire
• Any previous course in Alzheimer’s and Dementia Care to be a huge asset
• Previous working experience with elderly in long-term care or a senior living environment an asset
• A passion for the healthcare sector and/or ensuring seniors have access to quality accommodations, services and care.

About Us

A new long term care home for elders located on the Eskasoni Forst Nation. Kiknu envisions being a trailblazing Indigenous long term care home, fostering cultural revitalization, holistic care, and community empowerment. We strive to create a loving environment where Indigenous elders and residents thrive, embracing their heritage, respected for their wisdom, cared for with dignity and surrounded by love.

Shannex is a  trusted provider of senior accommodations, services and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Ontario.

If you’re ready to join our team, apply today!

All applications are kept in strict confidentiality.

Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.