|Job Title:||Mental Health Nurse - DTES|
Strathcona Mental Health Team
NOTE: This position will be located at Heatley Integrated Health Centre (ICT 2) effective January 2018.
|Status:||Temporary Full Time till July 2018|
|Start Date:||As Soon As Possible|
|Salary:||$32.94 - $43.24 per hour|
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 is responsible for the full range of clinical practice and the client-centred rehabilitation program by working independently and as a member of a team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family. Performs 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 plan. Establishes, maintains and enhances therapeutic relationships based on respect. Administers prescribed medicines, monitors client response and demonstrates and provides ongoing information to the client/family on activities of daily living, use of medication and side-effects and integration of illness to their lifestyle. Prepares and maintains client records according to established standards, participates in team meeting, engages in team planning and quality improvement activities and maintains and updates own knowledge.
Practices 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. Practices 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.
Education & Experience
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
This position is for Heatley ICT 2, Vacation Relief Line, with rotating days/hours Monday-Friday 0830-1700 / 1200-2030, which is opening in late January 2018. Until that time, this position will be based out of Strathcona Mental Heatlh, with hours Monday-Friday 0830-1630, to support the transition of that team and its services.
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.***
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