Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Fir Square
BC Women’s Hospital & Health Centre
BC Women's Hospital's Fir Program is a combined Care Unit that provides care to women using substances and infants exposed to these substances. The multidisciplinary team provides care and support to women throughout their pregnancy and afterward. This program provides support for the transition back to your community after giving birth..
The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse, FIR Program provides nursing care to individuals with concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders, homelessness and physical health needs.
What you will do:
Provide direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, addictions, mental health and general health issues in the antenatal and postpartum/postnatal period.
Perform physical, addiction and psychiatric assessments, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications.
Observe, monitor, evaluate and document client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions including neonatal observation from possible exposure to substances in utero.
Provides education and support to clients/groups using a health promotion approach.
Work collaboratively with other health care professionals, client, family and community.
What you bring
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as an Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
Two (2) years’ recent experience providing acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders including one (1) year perinatal and nursery nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current CPR/Newborn Resuscitation Certification.
Breastfeeding update, minimum 6 hours, in the last two years.
Fetal Health Assessment Certificate.
You have the:
Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a client/family -centered approach.
Working knowledge of British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM) Standards for Nursing Practice.
Knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events
Ability to use maternal/fetal/newborn nursing theory and expertise.
Ability and knowledge of woman centered care and its application.
Ability to work with newborn infants in withdrawal.
Demonstrated enthusiasm, commitment and ability to provide nursing care that acknowledges cultural diversity in health practices and an individual’s right to make choices
Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.
Temporary, Full Time (11/30/2022)
Wage: $35.53 to $46.65 per hour
Location: 4500 Oak St, Vancouver BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Self Scheduling; 0700-1910/1900-0700
Reference Number: 103837
What we do
BC Women's Hospital + Health Centre (BCW) bcwomens.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) is dedicated to improving the health of women, newborns and families through a comprehensive range of services, research and education.
PHSA plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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