19-80 Registered Nurse (Casual)

POSITION:                                            Registered Nurse

DEPARTMENT:                                     Mental Health and Supported Housing – Victory House

AFFILIATION:                                       BCNU

POSTING NUMBER:                           19-80

SALARY:                                                $34.83 – $45.73

DURATION:                                           Ongoing

STATUS:                                                Casual

START:                                                   ASAP

 

 

JOB SUMMARY

 

As a member of a multidisciplinary team, the Registered Nurse provides direct nursing care to the residents of Victory House according to established policies and procedures including: assessing physical and medical needs, as well as contributing to the team assessment of psychosocial needs; providing consultation to the team regarding residents’ medical/care needs; administering medication; contributing to care planning, and documenting and implementing service and care plans.  In addition, the RN ensures that their practice meets nursing and organizational standards; assists in evaluating the effectiveness of service and care plans; fosters a positive and collaborative working environment with colleagues; and is committed to participating in his/her own continuing professional development.

 

EDUCATION/PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE:

 

  • Graduate of a Registered Nursing Program or a Registered Psychiatric Nursing Program; or BSN or BScN. Must hold current registrations with CRNBC or CRPNBC.
  • Non-violent Crisis Intervention training preferred.
  • Two year’s experience in psychiatric care/mental health settings
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, experience and training.

 

 ABILITIES/SKILLS:

 

  • Knowledge of mental health recovery principles and approaches to care.
  • Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to empathize and work with people who may have experienced abuse, poverty, grief and loss, oppression, violence, mental health challenges, and/or addictions issues, and/or those who may be living with HIV/AIDS or other life-limiting or life-threatening conditions.
  • Ability to operate related equipment. Knowledge of computer programs including MS windows environment, MS Outlook, and Word.
  • Ability to perform nursing assessments and provide care for people with chronic mental health concerns.
  • Ability to plan, implement, and evaluate care, and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members in care planning.
  • Ability to provide guidance and assistance to interdisciplinary team members in areas of clinical practice
  • Ability to work independently and professionally.
  • Ability to foster a working environment of collaboration, skill, collegiality, and enthusiasm.

Date Posted: December 11, 2019
Deadline for submission:  Internal application deadline December 18, 2019. Externally until filled

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