Oct 22, 2021Part time
Do you have a passion for nursing? Do you have a clinical background with experience in an acute Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) setting? We have the position for you! We have an exciting opportunity for a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse in our Emergency Mental Health Unit. Fraser Health is BC's largest and fastest growing health authority. With over 40,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers dedicated to providing services that range from acute care to community-based long-term care, home health, mental health and public health, to 1.8 million people – 1/3 of British Columbia’s population. Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life. We are proud of the innovation, dedication, collaboration and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct. BUILD ON YOUR CAREER EXPERIENCE BY: - Providing input into the care of psychiatric and concurrent disordered patients in the Emergency Department. - Administering psychiatric assessments and developing care plans - Liaising with departments and the interprofessional team to facilitate transition to aftercare - Advocating for patients and their family members to access appropriate community resources - Participating in quality improvement activities and research - Collaborating and consulting with Emergency Department staff and other allied health department providers to assist in adapting care plans to address psychiatric needs - Developing effective nursing crisis interventions - Being part of a committed multidisciplinary team - Participating in the orientation and ongoing education of nursing staff YOUR BACKGROUND INCLUDES: - Graduated from an approved school of Nursing - Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) - Recent one (1) year related experience in an acute or community Mental Health & Substance Use setting This role is a part-time position located at Chilliwack General Hospital in Chilliwack, BC. Chilliwack is located 100 kilometres east of Vancouver, Chilliwack’s natural surroundings; rural setting and thriving agricultural, commercial and industrial economy have drawn many to its neighborhoods. Its mountains, lakes and rivers provide beautiful settings for many outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, camping, boating, kayaking and golfing. A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage. Join our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role. Take the next step and apply so we can chat about you joining Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.