The Opportunity

Amherst, NS
Relief / Casual
$28.32 - $30.42 / hour

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Hiring for Casual positions.

GEM Health Care Group - Centennial Villa

Become a member of the GEM family! We offer an inclusive and welcoming work environment with competitive benefits, a generous vacation plan and plenty of learning opportunities. At GEM we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment. From housekeeping to administering medication, our staff is both the foundation and the face of our business.

What you'll do


  • Carries out tasks and daily work following the procedures, standards and job performance requirement within the scope of practice of the NSCN
  • Participates in the implementation of organizational goals
  • Complete all documentation and charting on residents' files, incident reports etc. as applicable, and access any required resident information in Point Click Care.
  • Administer medications according to care plan and MAR. Document appropriately.
  • Maintain confidentiality concerning residents, employees, organizational data and information.
  • Cooperates with fellow employees and Management to promote a positive atmosphere for residents, their families, coworkers and visitors
  • Communicate and work with family members and other health care providers to develop a care plan when additional care is needed.
  • Respond immediately to emergency situations involving residents or staff.
  • Supervise other staff while on duty when required.
  • Provide report at end of shift

What you'll need


The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Current registration with the Nova Scotia College of Nursing. Pharmacology must have been part of the basic LPN program, or have taken an approved Pharmacology course.
  • Professional attitude and appearance
  • Experience working with seniors an asset. Ability to respond to the needs of our residents in a compassionate manner
  • Able to work independently and as a team member
  • Able to work well under pressure. Ability to make informed decisions in emergency situations
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills
  • Criminal record and vulnerable sector check required

We're looking for

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GEM Health Care Group

GEM Health Care Group is a Nova Scotian, family run business which has been enhancing the lives of seniors in the communities where they operate since 1979.
We continue to remain a leader in transforming how health care is delivered to seniors in Nova Scotia and we strive to provide the best care, service, and quality of life for our residents in a safe, dignified, home-like environment.
GEM currently operates various levels of seniors' care facilities throughout Nova Scotia, Ontario, and in Hollywood, Florida.

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Job Type: Casual

Salary: $28.32-$30.42 per hour


  • 12 hour shift
  • 8 hour shift
  • Day shift
  • Evening shift
  • Morning shift
  • Night shift
  • Weekends as needed