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Mental Health Emergency Services Nurse (RPN RN)

Mental Health Emergency Services Nurse (RPN RN)

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Job Title: Mental Health Emergency Services Nurse (RPN RN)
Work Site: Segal: Joseph & Rosalie Family  [PEAT: Psych Emergency Assessment and Triage]
Status: Casual
Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
Hours: 0730-1930 / 1930-0730 with rotating days off 
Reference#: 097735-jfr


Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics, and the established vision and values of the organization, provides psychiatric care to clients that includes assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, care planning and short term community case management and outreach. Provides liaison support for patient care and patient flow between the program, Emergency Department, the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, first responders and community providers. Provides input into the care of psychiatric patients awaiting transfer for further assessment or inpatient admission. Provides emergency mobile crisis response as required; facilitates immediate hospital or detox facility admission if deemed necessary; initiates and participates in case conferences and case management meetings; prepares and maintains client records; and provides consultative and direct services/care to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, physicians and Emergency Room staff. Participates in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.


Education & Experience
Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing, three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and five (5) years’ of Acute Mental Health experience.
Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel will require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
Broad knowledge of CRNBC or CRPNBC standards for nursing/psychiatric nursing practice.
Broad knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.
Broad knowledge of psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
Broad knowledge of family systems theory.
Broad knowledge of community mental health services, resources, and referral procedures.
Basic knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health status exams and risk assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities and to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to operate related electronic equipment.
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.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the 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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