Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Addiction Nurse (RPN RN)

  • Job Description

    Job Title: Addiction Nurse (RPN RN) 
    Work Site: Sunshine Coast Mental Health
    Status: Temporary Part Time (0.71 FTE) (Special Project) till September 2019 
    Start Date: As Soon As Possible 
    Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
    Hours: 0830-1242/0830-1630 Monday to Friday with Sat/Sun/Stats off 
    Reference#: 108508-bmc


    Within the context of a client and family centered Recovery 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, the Addiction Nurse provides direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients in community based beds who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other residential addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff. Collaborates with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health, to achieve excellence in client-centered care and education.


    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). Three (3) year’s recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid Driver's License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
    Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice
    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 substance use and a positive attitude toward substance dependent clients and their rehabilitation.
    Broad knowledge of community residential services available for clients experiencing Substance use problems.
    Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner.
    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.

    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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