Come work as a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to join Intensive Care Management team as a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
Intensive Care Management Team
As a part of the Road to Recovery Initiative, Vancouver Community Specialized Substance Use Services is launching an Intensive Care Management Team, following BC provincial standards and guidelines. The team provides wrap around outreach services to clients who struggle with severe problematic substance-use, mental health, and chronic health conditions, and who are motivated to make changes towards recovery. R2R ICMT outreach nurses will be part of a multidisciplinary team including allied health, peers, NP, and a psychiatrist. Guided by trauma-informed and Indigenous cultural safety principles, the nurses will have a small caseload, allowing for therapeutic engagement with clients. To meet clients’ needs, the team will operate 7 days/week and have up to daily contact with clients. The eight week rotation includes only two weekends working for each nurse, and the schedule is flexible within operational requirements. Ongoing paid education and learning is supported in this role.
As a Mental Health and Addictions Outreach Nurse with VCH, you will:
First Nations, Inuit, Metis ancestry is regarded as directly relevant to the skills and knowledge for excellence in the position. Pursuant to Section 41 of the British Columbia Human Rights Code, preference will be given to candidates who identify as Indigenous including First Nations, Metis or Inuit.
Education and Experience
Knowledge and Abilities
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. Successful applicants may be required to complete a Criminal Records Review Check.
As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. 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.
Equity, diversity, 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 2023.
Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.
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Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.