Radius Community Health & Healing provides interdisciplinary, person-centred primary health care for vulnerable Edmontonians with complex needs. Through primary care and health promotion, Radius improves the quality of life and well-being of individuals who face multiple barriers to accessing health services. Radius achieves this by providing the highest standard of evidence-informed and client-focused inter-professional care.
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are a vital component of the Radius team. Clinical teams of nurses, physicians, nurse practitioners, medical office assistants, outreach workers, health advocates, mental health therapists, and other professionals offer comprehensive, wrap-around care to Edmonton’s most marginalized population. LPNs are required to work to full scope of practice within a primary health care setting. LPNs at Radius are leaders and work with a high degree of independence as well as collaboratively to ensure all social, psychological and medical needs are met for clients.
In collaboration with the healthcare team, LPNs provide the following services:
•Assessment and triage
•Wound care and footcare
•Medication management (including administering oral and injectable medication)
•Overdose response & prevention
•Assist providers with medical procedures
•Care coordination (referrals, appointment bookings, completion of forms, etc.)
•Current registration with CLPNA (Mandatory)
•Current CPR (Mandatory)
•Vulnerable sector check and suitable criminal record check (Mandatory)
•Experience with marginalized populations (e.g. homeless serving sector, social service agencies) is an asset
•Non-violent crisis intervention is an asset
•Able to balance numerous demands and conflicting priorities, strong problem-solving skills.
•Ability to work effectively within a multidisciplinary team
•Ability to demonstrate patience and understanding for those with substance misuse and mental health disorders
•Strong interpersonal and communication skills
•Knowledge of de-escalation techniques
•Strong computer proficiency, experience with MedAccess EMR an asset
•Understanding of trauma-informed care
•Must be able to operate within a harm reduction model of care
•Understanding of cultural awareness