Job Location: North Vancouver, BC, Canada
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics, and the established vision and values of the organization, provides psychiatric care to clients within the Crisis Intervention/Intake Program. Performs assessments on individuals experiencing urgent and emergent mental health and substance abuse problems, provides emergency mobile crisis response as required; facilitates immediate hospital or detox facility admission if deemed necessary; initiates and participates in case conferences and case management meetings; prepares and maintains client records; and provides consultative and direct services/care to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, physicians and Emergency Room staff. Participates in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.
Education & Experience
Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing, three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and five (5) years’ of Acute Mental Health experience. Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC). Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel will require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities
Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care. Broad knowledge of CRNBC or CRPNBC standards for nursing/psychiatric nursing practice. Broad knowledge of mental illness and treatment. Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills. Broad knowledge of family systems theory. Broad knowledge of community mental health services, resources, and referral procedures. Basic knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client. Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health status exams and risk assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention. Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups. Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities and to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to problem solve. Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to operate related electronic equipment. Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.
The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting. ***Employees of VCH must apply via the "Internal Application Process". Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***
Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.
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