Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

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As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

BCMHSUS is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Clinic Nurse, BC Correctional Health Services – Oliver
Reference # 70432
Temporary Full Time (May 2018 – May 2019)
Wage: $33.56 to $44.06 per hour
Work Shifts: Rotating
Work Hours: 0500-1530
Oliver, BC

In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The Clinic Nurse provides trauma informed nursing care to clients with physical or mental health needs and/or concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders. Provides direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, substance dependency, mental health and general health issues. Performs physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications. Observes, monitors, evaluates and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions. Provides education and support to clients/groups using a health promotion approach. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, other health care professionals, clients, families and the community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care Framework and Indigenous Cultural lens.

Duties
• Provides direct trauma informed health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, substance dependency, mental health and general health issues. Performs physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, collects specimens, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications according to protocols and makes appropriate adjustments. Triages Health Service Requests from clients and makes appropriate treatment plan or referrals,
• Observes, monitors, evaluates and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions utilizing nursing skills and medical equipment including therapeutic interventions using a variety of modalities. Initiates and facilitates discharge planning in collaboration with the interprofessional treatment team; identifies referrals to other health professionals.
• Provides education and support to clients and groups using a health promotion approach regarding matters such as contraception, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections and minor dermatology problems.
• Works collaboratively with other health care professionals, client, family and community in the identification and resolution of health issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other service providers as appropriate.
• Maintains accurate computerized and paper records in accordance with established procedures and policies; prepares and maintains statistical information, correspondence, reports and other documentation. Documents patient/family perspectives and nursing observations.
Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience
• Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) or as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Two 2 years’ recent experience providing trauma informed acute or community health nursing care/services to patients who have a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification (OFA Level 3 certification for positions at the Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)
Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a patient/family-centered approach.
• Working knowledge of CRNBC's 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
• 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 an interprofessional team
• Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
• 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 patient care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software

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