|Job Title: ||Clinical Coordinator (RN/RPN) - Mental Health & Substance Use (Inpatient & Outpatient)|
|Work Site: ||Mental Health Adult, Sunshine Coast Mental Health - Sechelt, BC|
|Status: ||Temporary Full Time|
|Start Date: ||As soon as possible until approximately September 2022|
|Salary: ||$43.09 - $52.82 per hour|
Days off: Saturday and Sunday
Come work as a Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Substance Use (MH&SU) with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse to join Sunshine Coast Mental Health Team in Sechelt, BC. Apply today to join our team!
As a Clinical Coordinator Mental Health & Substance Use (MH&SU), you will:
- Coordinates patient/client care activities to deliver primary care, mental health and substance use services.
- Facilitates efficient patient/client flow and access within and between inpatient units and outpatient programs/clinics.
- Provides leadership in the planning and implementation of innovative approaches for delivering quality and efficient services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies for patient/clients with complex mental health and/or substance use issues.
- Supervises and guides designated staff.
- Assists the Manager with performing administrative duties and coordinates staffing and scheduling, ensuring optimal use of patient/client care resources.
- Provides input into proposals, budget policies and procedures.
- Consults and collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient/client and family centered care and enhancement in the quality of life.
- Acts as a clinical resource for staff, supports staff training and development and promotes education and research.
ABOUT SECHELT, BC
The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!
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
- Knowledge of mental disorders, substance use and concurrent disorders and treatment, and of the principles of recovery.
- Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency and substance uses treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and substance use clinical and risk assessments, utilizing relevant tools and rating scales, and formulate a treatment plan, participate in discharge planning and provide crisis intervention.
- Knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary care programs, mental health and substance use housing models and community 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 health care disciplines and their role in patient/client/family care and service provision.
- Knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to designated clinical area.
- Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the service population, including the BC Mental Health Act.
- Ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
- Knowledge of relevant primary, secondary and tertiary care programs, residential 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.
***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.