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Vancouver Coastal Health
Dec 02, 2022
Part time
Come work as a Mental Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse   to join the  ABI Transitional Housing Program  as a Mental Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team! A new, innovative, and exciting Mental Health Nurse position! As the Mental Health Nurse you will support a regional ABI Transitional Housing Program that has been co-designed in collaboration with specialists from across VCH, including brain injury, rehabilitation, substance use, mental health and safety. This is the first program of its kind in BC - one that provides a healing, client-driven ("meeting the client where they are at" and "nothing about me without me"), transitional location for people after their acute brain injury and hospitalization. As part of an interdisciplinary team in a community program you will care for clients throughout their stay including transitions and outreach to the community. The ABI program also emphasizes a supportive and innovative environment to learn and expand your knowledge and expertise. As the Mental Health Nurse you are passionate about helping those most impacted by the housing and toxic drug supply crises and working within a team-based care environment that emphasizes trauma informed, harm reduction and culturally safe care. Be part of a new program that will provide hope at a critical moment.   As a Mental Health Nurse with VCH you will: Provide individualized direct nursing care and brokerage services to a wide range of clients with severe and persistent mental illness, concurrent disorders and/or dementia. Be responsible for the full range of clinical practice and the client-centred rehabilitation program by working independently and as a member of a team. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Perform physical and psychosocial rehabilitation assessments. Consult, confer and collaborate with other health care givers and family members to develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualized strength-based treatment plans. Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect. Administer prescribed medicines, monitor client response and demonstrate and provide ongoing information to the client/family on activities of daily living, use of medication and side-effects and integration of illness to their lifestyle. Prepare and maintain client records according to established standards, participate in team meeting, engage in team planning and quality improvement activities and maintain and update own knowledge. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing plus two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle. Knowledge & Abilities Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness. Knowledge of concurrent disorders. Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology. Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff. Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources. Ability to identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma. Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel. Knowledge of trauma-informed care. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment of behaviour and to assisting clients to regain or improve their coping abilities, and to prevent further disability. Demonstrated ability to lead and co-lead group sessions. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities. Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational programs and materials for clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families. Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence. Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Dec 02, 2022
Full time
Come work as a Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a   Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) , to join the ABI Transitional Housing team in Vancouver, BC.  Apply today to join our team!     A new, innovative, and exciting leadership position! You will support a regional ABI Transitional Housing Program that has been co-designed in collaboration with specialists from across VCH, including brain injury, rehabilitation, substance use, mental health and safety. This is the first program of its kind in BC - one that provides a healing, client-driven, transitional location for people after their acute brain injury and hospitalization. As Clinical Coordinator you will you will be working alongside the Manager and Educator/Clinical Resource to implement operational policies and procedures, decision support tools, etc. As this program is within the community you will support partnerships and outreach with stakeholders to support transitions and working to develop and maintain the day-to-day operations of the program alongside an interdisciplinary team of clinicians. As Clinical Coordinator you are passionate about helping those most impacted by the housing and toxic drug supply crises and supporting team-based care that emphasizes trauma informed, harm reduction and culturally safe care. Be part of a new program that will provide hope at a critical moment. As an Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions, you will: Coordinates client care activities to deliver primary care, mental health and addiction services, including housing and crisis intervention to designated residents/clients/patients. Leads in planning and implementation of innovative approaches for delivering quality and efficient services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies. Supervises and guides designated staff. Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and family members, and applies the principles of recovery, to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders. Acts as a clinical resource for staff, supports staff training and development and promotes education and research. Assists Manager with performing administrative duties and coordinates staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities. Provides input into proposals, budget policies and procedures. Collaborates with leadership team and other health care providers, strives to achieve excellence in client and family centered care and enhancement in quality of life. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required. Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated clinical area including one (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required. Knowledge & Abilities Comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addictions and concurrent disorders and the treatment and principles of recovery in mental illness and addictions. Comprehensive knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency and addictions treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills. Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation. Ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and addictions clinical and risk assessments, formulate treatment and discharge plans and provide crisis intervention. Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and addiction housing models and resources. Knowledge of evidence-based best practices and issues in the care and treatment of mental disorders, addictions and concurrent disorders. Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and collaborate effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff and staff of external agencies. Knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to designated clinical area. (repetition of point above) Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the service population. Ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process. Knowledge of relevant primary, secondary and tertiary care programs, long term care and other community resources. Knowledge of health care disciplines and their role in client care and service provision. Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational materials for staff/clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices. Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and continuous quality improvement. Demonstrated analytical, problem solving and conflict resolution skills. Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to set priorities, adjust to unexpected events, mediate and deal with conflict. Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition. Knowledge of basic research, e.g.research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods. Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques. Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications. Ability to operate related equipment. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
Vancouver Coastal Health
Dec 01, 2022
Full time
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for Registered Nurses to join the Intensive Care Unit at qathet General Hospital in Powell River, BC.  Apply today to join our team! As a Registered Nurse - Critical Care - ICU you will: Provide critical care nursing care to clients/patients of all ages presenting with a wide variety of symptoms within an uncontrolled environment as well as care to critically ill patients/clients with unpredictable outcomes attached to life-support equipment, and/or clients in post-anaesthetic recovery. As member of emergency response team, stabilize and resuscitate multi-trauma victims, and prepare for and responds to disaster situations. Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care givers. Demonstrate expertise and leadership in nursing practice. Maintain and advance clinical competence. Participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned. ABOUT POWELL RIVER, BC On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals. On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for. QUALIFICATIONS: Education & Experience Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required. Completion of a recognized critical care nursing program or completion of a recognized advanced program in emergency care nursing or two (2) years’ recent, related experience. Knowledge & Abilities Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered care model. Broad knowledge of BCCNM standards for nursing practice. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to designated client group. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement plans of care in relation to client/family priorities. Demonstrated ability in interviewing and assessment skills. Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately. Thorough knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events. Demonstrated ability in the management of trauma in an emergency setting. Demonstrated ability in nursing practice to assess and manage critical and life-threatening situations. Demonstrated ability to deal with conflict situations. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to communicate with, and deal effectively with, clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of outside agencies. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families based on their priorities. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and work direction. Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. Demonstrated skill in the use of medical equipment and supplies appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in techniques appropriate to the clinical area. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques Skill in techniques appropriate to critical care nursing. Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system. Ability to operate related equipment. 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. As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required. WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH? VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work. Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed. We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person. Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
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