Kílala Lelum Urban Indigenous Health
and Healing Cooperative


Licensed Practical Nurse – Budzey Building Partnership (1.0 FTE)

We are seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) who is passionate about promoting health and wellness equity in the Downtown Eastside (DTES) to join the team at Kilala Lelum Health Centre. In addition to its Primary Care clinic and Relational Care program, KL works closely with partner organizations in the neighbourhood, including RainCity Housing’s The Budzey building, to provide holistic healthcare services through an outreach-based, culturally-safe, trauma-informed, member-centered, and harm reduction approach.

Job Summary:

The Licensed Practical Nurse (1.0 FTE), supported by an integrated health services team, will provide excellent culturally-safe nursing care to Kilala Lelum’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous members (patients). The LPN’s work will be performed in multiple locations, including onsite at Kilala Lelum and at The Budzey building, located above Kilala Lelum on Powell Street. In collaboration with The Budzey and RainCity Housing, the LPN will provide injectable opioid agonist treatment (iOAT), wound care, phlebotomy, and other services to women and women-led families living in The Budzey as they navigate the change from previous housing situations/homelessness into stable, supported, permanent housing. This role works closely with KL providers already providing care and support to women and their families in The Budzey.


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Supervision Provided:

This position is supervised by the Primary Care Co-Leads, a team of nursing professionals, and will receive support from the Clinic Manager/Administrative Lead and Executive Director.

Additional Information:

To Apply:

Please send a resume and cover letter to lauren.leslie@uihhc.ca. Your cover letter should clearly articulate why you are interested in this role and working with Kilala Lelum, how your background is a good fit for this specific role and our organization, and your current availability and desired schedule. Incomplete applications (those without cover letters) will not be considered. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.