Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Addiction Nurse (RN RPN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Addiction Nurse  (RN RPN)
    Work Site: Vancouver Detox
    Status: Casual 
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible
    Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
    Hours: 0700-1915/1900-0715 with rotating days off 
    Reference#: 105809-slo


    Working within the context of a client-centered care approach the vision/values of the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, and in accordance with College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) Standards of Practice the Addiction Nurse provides, screening and assessment, direct nursing care, education and counseling to clients presenting with substance use disorders and related problems at the Community Health Centre. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.


    Education, Training & 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 Driver's License to operate a vehicle within BC. Local area travel may 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/CRPNBC Standards for Nursing Practice.
    • Broad knowledge of chemical dependency and a positive attitude toward chemically dependent clients and their rehabilitation.
    • Broad knowledge of behavior management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies.
    • Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
    • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
    • Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
    • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.
    • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery.
    • Demonstrated ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
    • Basic computer literacy.

    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.

    JFNRG City_Vancouver


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