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Job title: Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse – Mentee – (RN/RPN)

Company: Vancouver Coastal Health

Job description: The salary range for this position is CAD $41.42/Hr. – CAD $55.91/Hr.Job SummaryCome work as aMental Health and Substance Nurse, Mentee with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Raven Song Mental Helath team. Apply today to join our team!As a Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse, Mentee you will:

  • Provide person-centered direct nursing care and care coordination services to a wide range of clients with severe and persistent mental illness, concurrent disorders and/or dementia and is responsible for the full range of clinical practices and person-centred psychosocial rehabilitation by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Enhances quality of life from the perspective of the client/family.
  • Perform physical and psychosocial rehabilitation assessments.
  • Consult, confer and collaborate with team members, family members and community-based service providers to develop, implement, evaluate and modify individualized strength-based treatment and care plans.
  • Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect. Administers prescribed medicines, monitors client response and demonstrates and provides ongoing information to the client/family on activities of daily living, use of medication and side-effects and integration of illness to their life.
  • Prepare and maintain client records according to established professional and organizational standards, participates in team meetings, engages in team planning and quality improvement activities and maintains and updates own knowledge.

Actively seek guidance and feedback from the Clinical Mentor in order to build on and develop practice area expertise.QualificationsEducation & Experience

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  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Valid BC Driver’s license and access to a personal vehicle for business-related purposes, as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness. Knowledge of concurrent disorders.
  • Knowledge of evidence based nursing practice related to substance abuse treatment.
  • 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.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
  • 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 ability to lead and co-lead group sessions. Demonstrated ability to plan and implement care plans.
  • Demonstrated ability to assess client responses to care, and to respond appropriately.
  • General knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction approaches and strengths-based care.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote Indigenous Cultural Safety.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide competent and culturally safe care in a variety of settings and with diverse populations.
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve and set priorities.
  • Demonstrated ability to participate in the development and delivery of educational programs and materials for clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. Demonstrated ability to counsel and teach clients and their families.
  • Demonstrated ability to model and mentor new staff and students. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership through initiative and independence.
  • Demonstrated skill in clinical techniques and the use of applicable equipment and supplies. Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

Closing StatementThe 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.As per the current Public Health Orders, as of October 5, 2023, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 or have received a single dose of the most-recent, updated COVID-19 vaccine. Proof of vaccination status will be required.WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. 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. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers in 2024.Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.***Employees of VCH must apply online via the Internal Career Portal on CareerHub, you are currently viewing the External Career Portal. Refer to the https://my.vch.ca/working-here/job-postings site for instructions on how to view internal job postings and how to apply as an employee. 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.

Location: Vancouver, BC

Job date: Thu, 13 Jun 2024 00:14:06 GMT