(LPN) - Specialty Nursing Education for Licensed Practical Nurses - Full Scope - Expression of Interest

City Fraser Health
Job ID 2022-15603
Nursing - (LPN) - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
Closing Date
Employment Type
Scheduled Start & Stop Times
Days Off
Salary at Time of Posting
$31.89 - $43.65 / hour

Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $31.89 - $43.65 / hour

Why Fraser Health?

Fraser Health offers Specialty Practical Care Nursing Education Sponsorship to selected applicants as part of our ongoing shared responsibility for professional development and safe, competent ethical care.


Fraser Health sponsorship is 100% tuition and wages. Upon successful completion, you will be offered either a regular full-time or part-time position (minimum 0.50 FTE) in an existing vacancy in the Specialty area. Positions will depend on organizational and patient care needs as well as academic institution course availability.


Specialty Area:

  • Renal


Who can apply? Fraser Health LPN employees and external LPN applicants who meet the following criteria:


  • Current active practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) 
  • Current CPR certification
  • Preferred minimum 1-2 years acute care nursing experience
  • For current FHA employees, 1 reference will be obtained from your current manager by Talent Acquisition & Onboarding
  • For external applicants, two references will be collected by Talent Acquisition & Onboarding
  • Commit to a comprehensive education program
  • A commitment to a minimum of 18 month regular full-time or part-time FH employment in the specialty area upon successful completion of the program
  • An agreement to attend an orientation session at an educational institution
  • An agreement to travel to an appropriate site/campus and to clinical practice areas (mileage reimbursement per HEABC/ BCNU Letter of Understanding on Specialty Education)
  • An agreement to allow the education institution to release student progress information (complete/ incomplete/ withdrawn) to the FH Specialty Education division of Professional Practice


Please note that preference will be given to applicants who have not been previously sponsored for Specialty Education within the last 2 years.


Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations. Our team of 45,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.


Effective October 26, 2021, all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines).  Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Fraser Health Employees and External Applicants: and if further information is required you will be contacted by Talent Acquisition & Onboarding.


Short-listed applicants will be contacted for an interview

Detailed Overview

Under the direction of the Manager, Clinical Operations or designate and in collaboration as a member of a multidisciplinary team; performs assessments, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care. The LPN operates in accordance with the competency guidelines and full scope of practice within the Standards of Practice as outlined by the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), and according to agency operating policies and standards and unit specific protocols.


  1. Assesses patient/resident/family's actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, socio-cultural, and spiritual needs.
  2. Provides a supportive environment for patient/resident/family. Promotes patient/resident/family involvement in health care decisions; provides information and opportunity to discuss concerns; respects personal choices.
  3. Contributes to the development and ongoing changes to the individualized plan of care, including attending and providing input into multidisciplinary care planning meetings and family conferences.
  4. Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and FHA standards and evaluates outcomes. Records observations and reports problems and/or changes to designated staff.
  5. Performs admissions, discharges, and transfers of patients/residents according to agency operating policies and procedures.
  6. Documents and updates all relevant care and procedure information to ensure patient/resident safety and comfort.
  7. Operates and maintains effective functioning equipment related to patient/resident care such as bathtubs, scales and mechanical lifts.
  8. Assists in maintaining a safe and clean environment for patients/residents and staff.
  9. Assists in the orientation of new staff, students and other members of the Health Care Team.
  10. Participates in continuous quality improvement and program evaluation activities, education sessions, team conferences, meetings and committees.
  11. Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience

Graduate of a recognized practical nursing program or equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current practicing registration as a Licensed Practical Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work and implement a plan of care.
  • Knowledge and competencies to work at full scope of practice as currently required by the BCCNM, including administering medications.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


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