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As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics. BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.

 

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Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Women’s Substance Use Program

Requisition # 63981

Temporary Full Time until June 2018

Wage: $32.94 to $43.24 per hour

The Heartwood Centre for Women

4480 Oak Street

Vancouver BC

 

The Heartwood Centre for Women is a voluntary 90-day residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment.  Heartwood provides trauma-informed treatment for substance dependency and other concurrent disorders, including trauma. 

 

The General Duty Nurse provides and coordinates nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, and health promotion activities for female clients with substance dependence, concurrent disorder and chronic disease and their families, consistent with established policies, standards of practice and philosophy at British Columbia’s Children & Women’s Hospital and BC Mental Health & Addictions Services as well as with established protocols.   

 

Qualifications

Education, Training and 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).
  • Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing. 
  • One (1) year of recent, related nursing experience in substance use and mental health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.  This job requires that the incumbent be female.
  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1.   

Skills and Abilities  

  • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of substance dependence, behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in women. 
  • Knowledge of developmental theory. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. 
  • Demonstrated ability to relate effectively to women with substance dependence and their families. 
  • Demonstrated ability to participate as a member of an interdisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource. 
  • Demonstrated ability to adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict. 
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work. 
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and provide effective consultation. 
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 
  • Ability to operate related Equipment.   

 

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External applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.  

 

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