Nurse Clinician, Child/Adolescent Mental Health

  • Provincial Health Services Authority
  • Vancouver, BC, Canada
  • Jun 18, 2018
Full time

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 is an agency 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.

Nurse Clinician, Child/Adolescent Mental Health

Reference # 71643

Temporary Full Time (From July 9, 2018 to May 7, 2019)

Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit

Wage $39.91 – 48.92 Hourly

Work Schedule Monday- Friday 0800-1600

4500 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3N1

The Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit at BC Children's Hospital is a 10-bed unit which provides inpatient psychiatric services to children under the age of 12 from mainland BC and the Yukon. Children are generally admitted to the Child Psychiatry program through a planned admission.

Job Summary

The Nurse Clinician, Child/Adolescent Mental Health, plans and coordinates nursing practice activities such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, health promotion and case management, and acts as an educational resource to the Mental Health Program to staff and the community in the defined area of clinical expertise (Child and Adolescent Mental Health) according to established policies, standards, procedures, and philosophy at Children’s & Women’s Health Centre of BC.


Education, Training, and Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC)
  • Baccalaureate degree in Nursing plus three years’ recent related experience working with children, adolescents and families on an inpatient child/adolescent mental health unit or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • The Employer will equally consider an equivalent combination of education, training and experience (with the exception of Public Health and Preventative Nurses).
  • Experience in program development and evaluation preferred.
  • Current CPR and CPI training.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively - both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to make decisions in an independent manner in a clinical setting.
  • Ability to relate effectively to adolescents, children and their families.
  • Ability to participate as a member of a multidisciplinary care team, and function as a nursing resource team member.
  • Demonstrated skills in individual, family, and group therapy.
  • Physical ability to perform duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Demonstrated organizational ability.
  • Ability to teach.
  • Ability to operate related equipment (e.g. personal computer).

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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of 15 June 2018. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a temporary password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your temporary password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit:

For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at

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.

Job Category