Vancouver Coastal Health

Psychiatric Clinical Resource Nurse (RN/RPN) - Emergency Room

Job Description

Job Title: Psychiatric Clinical Resource Nurse (RN/RPN) - Emergency Room
Work Site: Emergency, Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time (1.00 FTE)
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $43.09 - $52.82 per hour
Hours:

0700-1915 / 1900-0715

Days off: Rotating

Reference#: 155459-mhs


Come work as a Psychiatric Clinical Resource Nurse (RN/RPN) with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)! 

Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) to join the Emergency team at Vancouver General Hospital. Apply today to join our team!

As a Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) you will:

  • Provide leadership and apply specialized theory and knowledge relating to designated/specific patient/client populations to promote the delivery of safe, ethical and quality care.
  • Act as a clinical resource by providing consultation and clinical support to the interdisciplinary care team, other professionals and students.
  • Promote excellence in patient/client centered care and education.
  • Coordinate patient flow between programs and discharge planning, including but not limited to: Emergency Department, Psychiatric Inpatient Units, first responders and community providers.
  • Provide input into the care of patients with mental health concerns awaiting transfer for further assessment or inpatient admission.
  • Act as a clinical resource, provides consultative and direct services/care to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, physicians and as well as Emergency Department staff, when required.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) with the British Columbia College of Nursing and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals within the designated client population with mental health and substance use issues or an equivalent combination of training, education and experience.
  • Completion of the Non-violent crisis intervention course.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel will require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and work direction.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to clients with severe and persistent psychiatric illness.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of concurrent disorders, substance use and abuse, harm reduction strategies including assessment and intervention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the principles, theory, and practices of conceptual models of psychiatric care including person and family centered care, trauma-informed care, recovery model in mental illness and psychosocial rehabilitation methodology.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.
  • Knowledge of relevant clinical practice standards/guidelines and care pathways.
  • Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/client/resident care.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally on a one to one and group setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
    Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills in the approach to patient/client/resident care.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a project or initiative.
  • Demonstrated skill in the application of techniques appropriate to the assessment and treatment of designated patient/client/resident population utilizing best available evidence informed practice.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programs and materials for staff/patients/clients/residents and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and engage in continuous quality improvement.
  • Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods.
  • 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.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.


***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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