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Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions (RN RPN)

Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions (RN RPN)

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Job Title: Clinical Coordinator, Mental Health & Addictions (RN RPN) 
Work Site: Sumac Place - Gibsons, BC 
Status: Regular Part Time (0.4 FTE)
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $39.91 - $48.92 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday and Tuesday with Wed/Thurs/Fri/Sat/Sun off 
Reference#: 107057-bmc



Sumac Place is a 28-bed specialized mental health facility located in the beautiful seaside village of Gibsons, BC. We are a short 5-minute drive from the Gibsons/Langdale ferry terminal that connects you to North Vancouver and downtown with ease.  Our surroundings are natural with many beaches, mountains and ocean views. 


Our program supports the Recovery Model in combination with Trauma Informed Practice and Psychosocial Rehab - helping residents struggling with mental illness regain stability and acquire new skills that they will use to transition back to community to enjoy meaningful, productive lives regardless of their illness.


Our clients come from many areas within the Vancouver Coastal and Sea to Sky district.  Most are struggling with chronic and persistent mental illness in combination with substance use.  We provide a supportive, client centered atmosphere that is non-judgmental and uses harm reduction to guide our practice. 


Our team includes nurses, social workers, occupational and recreational therapists, mental health workers, peer support workers, psychiatrists and family practice physicians.  Together we strive to create an environment that supports the journey of recovery through compassion, hope and respect.





Coordinates client care activities to deliver primary care, mental health and addiction services, including housing and crisis intervention to designated residents/clients/patients. Leads in planning and implementation of innovative approaches for delivering quality and efficient services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies. Supervises and guides designated staff. Consults and collaborates with the interdisciplinary team and family members, and applies the principles of recovery, to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders. Acts as a clinical resource for staff, supports staff training and development and promotes education and research. Assists Manager with performing administrative duties and coordinates staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities. Provides input into proposals, budget policies and procedures. In collaboration with leadership team and other health care providers, strives to achieve excellence in client and family centered care and enhancement in quality of life.

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 of the organization as well as with the concept of the client and family centered care model.


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) is required.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Health Sciences (Psychiatric Nursing), 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, Skills & Abilities

  • Comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addictions and concurrent disorders and the treatment and principles of recovery in mental illness and addictions.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency and addictions treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation.
  • Ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and addictions clinical and risk assessments, formulate treatment and discharge plans and provide crisis intervention.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of mental health and addiction housing models and 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 evidence informed nursing practice related to designated clinical area. (repetition of point above)
  • Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to the service population.
  • 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.

This position is a job share.

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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