Licensed Practical Nurse - Mental Health Injection Clinic

Nursing - Practical Nurse
Alberta Health Services
ALB00122766 Requisition #

Your Opportunity:

This is your opportunity to join the teams supporting individuals with severe mental illness. The Licensed Practical Nurse - Mental Health Injection Clinic position is located in Grande Prairie, based out of the Aberdeen Centre Building and offered as a temporary part time position. As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you will be responsible for injection clinic services including direct client care administering injection medications, documentation and collaboration with other team members including Assertive Outreach, Community Treatment Order, and Psychiatry. There is often a need to be familiar with available options for supportive funding avenues for those unable to afford such and assist in getting this in place. You will report directly to the Supervisor of the Assertive Outreach Team, need to be comfortable and skillful in interacting with clients with severe mental illness, have good communication skills, and be flexible in adapting to changing client needs. You will be skillful in using computer systems, have strong organization skills, possess strong time management skills, and be able to maintain a calm supportive presence in a busy environment. Shifts are Tuesdays and Thursdays, alternate Wednesdays. Some negotiation around the Wednesdays possible-would consider Monday or Fridays as the alternating day. In addition to a competitive rate of pay, AHS currently has a Remote Retention Allowance in place to an annual maximum of $3,000. This allowance is non-pensionable and is payable on an hourly basis for all hours paid at the basic rate of pay.


As a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), you are part of an interprofessional health care team utilizing nursing processes, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making skills. You will be guided by your education, experience, demonstrated skill level and AHS policies and procedures. You will play a key role in providing safe, quality patient and family centered care while reflecting the shared vision and values of AHS.

  • Classification: Licensed Practical Nurse
  • Union: AUPE AUX
  • Department: GP Support Chron Homeless
  • Primary Location: Grande Prairie Mental Health
  • Multi-Site: Not Applicable
  • FTE: 0.50
  • Posting End Date: 18-NOV-2019
  • Temporary Employee Class: Temp Part Time
  • Date Available: 28-NOV-2019
  • Temporary End Date: 28-FEB-2020
  • Hours per Shift: 7.75
  • Length of Shift in weeks: 2
  • Shifts per cycle: 5
  • Shift Pattern: Days
  • Days Off: Other
  • Minimum Salary: $26.45
  • Maximum Salary: $34.63
  • Vehicle Requirement: N/A
Required Qualifications:

Completion of an accredited Licensed Practical Nurse education program. Active or eligible for registration and practice permit with the College of Licensed Practical Nurses of Alberta (CLPNA). Current Basic Cardiac Life Support - Health Care Provider (BCLS-HCP).

Additional Required Qualifications:

Previous work experience administering injection medications. Willingness to increase your knowledge base of the medications frequently used in treating severe mental illness.

Preferred Qualifications:

Non-violent Crisis Intervention training. Previous work in a mental health setting is an asset. Previous work in community setting is an asset.

Please note:

All postings close at 23:59 of the posting end date indicated.


Alberta Health Services (AHS) is committed to ensuring the safety of staff and patients and requires all NEW employees to provide a satisfactory criminal record check (CRC) and/or Vulnerable Sector Search(VSS) prior to the start of their employment. The CRC/VSS must be specific to the role at AHS and must be dated no more than 90 days prior to the date on your written offer from AHS.

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