Job Title: Mental Health Nurse (RPN/RN)
Work Site: Venture House - 220 East 13th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
0700-1900 / 1900-0700 / 1200-2000
Days off: Rotating
Come work as a Mental Health Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse to join the team at Venture House as a Mental Health Nurse. Apply today to join our team!
As a Mental Health Nurse with Venture House 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.
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.
Consult, confer and collaborate 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 demonstrate and provide ongoing information to the client/family on activities of daily living, use of medication and side-effects and integration of illness to their lifestyle.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
About Venture House
Venture House provides early intervention and stabilization psychiatric treatment to Vancouver Adult Residents (19+). Treatment is voluntary, and provided in a 20 bed, 24/7, licensed facility in the community with a length of stay range of 1 to 4 weeks.
Venture House Client Profile:
Significant mental health issues including concurrent disorders
Involved key care provider*
Independent with ADLs
Education & Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing plus two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & 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.
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.
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 skill in CPR techniques.
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 https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings 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.