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260-1770 W 7th Ave
Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada)

Phone: 604-675-7477
Web: http://www.phsa.ca

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Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Child & Adolescent Mental Health

Job ID: 55768
Job Views: 2,529
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia
Job Category: Nurse
Employment Type: Full time
Posted: 10-06-2017

Job Description

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) cares for the province's most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services. Sunny Hill Health Centre for Children (SHHC), a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnership with the University of British Columbia.  



BCCH and SHHC are agencies of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence.These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose


Leading the Future of Mental Health Care


Regular Fulltime Opportunities For Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses

Child & Adolescent Mental Health

BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC Canada



Are you a qualified RN/RPN looking to grow professionally and provide trauma informed care to the paediatric mental health population? As a nurse at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) you will work with an entire spectrum of our paediatric psychiatric patients, including: mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, concurrent disorders, ADHD, personality traits, pervasive developmental disorders, learning disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Our inpatient units provide assessment, stabilization and initial treatment for acutely psychiatrically ill children and adolescents.   



This position offers you the opportunity to work within the models of trauma informed practice, ARC, family centered care, recovery, and collaborative problem solving; working both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.  The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, social work, occupational therapy, youth and family counsellors, and the community services involved in follow up care. 



You will be challenged to use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide clinical leadership through holistic nursing assessments, crisis intervention, patient and family education and health promotion activities. Using your strong organizational skills to consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers and family members to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized strength-based treatment plans. Most importantly you will practice your established competencies to build, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.



Child & Adolescent Inpatient Units at BCCH include:


Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency (CAPE)

A six-bed unit providing emergency psychiatric assessments and stabilization for children and adolescents in crisis up to and including the age of 16 years. CAPE is a short-term stay unit with an average stay of three to five days.



Child Psychiatry Unit

A 10-bed unit that provides inpatient psychiatric services to children under 12 years old from mainland BC and the Yukon. Children are generally admitted to the Child Psychiatry program through a planned admission process.



Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents

Providing care including supportive counseling to patients and their families, life-skills teaching to patients, teaching and providing meal support therapy to patients, friends and families and professionals in the community, advocating for patients, and medical monitoring.



Adolescent Psychiatry

A 10-bed unit providing inpatient psychiatric assessments and treatment for adolescents from the age of 13 up to and including the age of 18. The average length of stay is four weeks. Adolescents are generally admitted to the program through a planned admission process.




  • Graduation from a recognized program in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.
  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC)
  • One (1) year of recent experience working in a child/adolescent psychiatric pediatric mental health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Work as a mental health nurse at the world renowned BC Children’s Hospital and receive:

  • A comprehensive benefits package
  • Generous vacation allowance
  • Continued education
  • Work/life balance
  • Excellent relocation assistance (if applicable)

We invite you to apply by clicking on the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.  



For more information please contact Gurdeep Gill, Advisor Talent Acquisition at (604) 875-7292 or email ggill@phsa.ca



For more information about BC Children’s Hospital, please visit the website at: www.bcchildrens.ca



PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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