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Mental Health Nurse - HOpe Centre - Psychiatric Inpatient - CST Project - Lions Gate Hospital

Mental Health Nurse - HOpe Centre - Psychiatric Inpatient - CST Project - Lions Gate Hospital

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Job Description

 

Job Title: Mental Health Nurse - HOpe Centre - Psychiatric Inpatient - CST Project - 2 Positions
Work Site: Lions Gate Hospital - North Vancouver
Status: Temporary Full Time - until April 30, 2018 based on project timeline
Start Date: JAN 08, 2018
Salary: $32.94 - $43.24 per hour
Hours: 0730-1930/0730-1530/1530-2330/1930-0730
Reference#: 099056-mhs

 

 

The Project

 

The Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project is one of the largest health care projects in British Columbia's history. It is a joint undertaking between Vancouver Coastal Health, the Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care to complete a significant transformation of clinical practices and systems.  This is an exciting project that will deliver key benefits for our patients, health care providers and health organizations. We are looking for Nurses to join us for the first phase of implementation at VCH sites including Lions Gate Hospital and the Sea-to-Sky Corridor.

 

In these roles you will be trained to serve as peer mentors to front-line clinicians on the new Cerner clinical information system as well as providing coverage to enable unit staff to attend training for the new system.You’ll be part of the first group to learn and use the new system and be able to share your knowledge and expertise with your colleagues before implementation at your own sites!

 

Work with PHSA or PHC? - Join the project without giving up your seniority or benefits! 

 

As part of this joint undertaking, PHSA and PHC employees will be able to sign up to the secondment registry to be considered for these roles.  If you are selected, you will maintain your current position, seniority and benefits but be able to work with CST!  Learn more and register on our CST Secondment Website by clicking this link CST Secondment Registry

  

Job Summary:

RECOVERY, STRENGTH, RESPECT, RESILIENCE


Vancouver Coastal Health Mental Health and Addictions Services is committed to collaborating with consumers and families to build on strengths, talents and interests in order to foster a community of hope, growth and self-determination.

 

In this role you will:

  • Provide individualized direct nursing care and brokerage services to a wide range of clients with severe and persistent mental illness, concurrent disorders and/or dementia and be responsible for the full range of clinical practice and the client-centred rehabilitation program by working independently and as a member of a team.
  • Enhance quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Perform physical and psychosocial rehabilitation assessments.
  • Consults, confers and collaborates with other health care givers and family members to develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualized strength-based treatment plans.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
  • Administer prescribed medicines, monitor client response and provide/demonstrate ongoing information to the client/family on activities of daily living, use of medication and side-effects and integration of illness to their lifestyle.
  • Prepare and maintain client records according to established standards, participate in team meeting, engage in team planning and quality improvement activities and maintain and update own knowledge.
  • Practice in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses’ of British Columbia (CRNBC) and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards (professional & practice) and Code of Ethics.
  • Practice within the scope of practice as set by the organization, as per VCH policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values or the organization as well as the concept of the client and family care model.

Qualifications:

Education & 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).
  • Two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness.
  • Knowledge of concurrent disorders.
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.
  • Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of clients and staff. 
  • Knowledge of community, social and mental health resources.
  • Applicable to ECT and TMS treatment programs, demonstrated ability in the initiation and management of IV therapy and administration of IV medications.
  • Applicable to ECT and TMS treatment programs, knowledge of the indications, actions, reactions, routes, dosages, and side effects of anesthetic and other drugs used in critical care environment as well as nursing problems commonly encountered in a critical care environment.
  • Ability to identify emotional, social, or environmental barriers and intervene to eliminate stigma.
  • Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed care.
  • Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment of behaviour and to assisting clients to regain or improve their coping abilities, and to prevent further disability.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and co-lead group sessions.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational programs and materials for clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated 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.

 

Please note:

  • This is a TFT position to provide CST workload relief
  • 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 staffpostings.vch.ca 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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