Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary

Provides leadership and applies specialized theory and knowledge relating to designated/specific patient/client/resident populations to promote the delivery of safe, ethical and quality patient/client/resident and family care. Acts as a clinical resource by providing consultation and clinical support to the interdisciplinary care team, other professionals and students. Available for direct care as needed in a variety of formats (i.e. complex cases face to face, video, and phone). Promote excellence in patient/client/resident centered care, education and research. Participates in direct patient/client/resident and family care, when required.

Practices in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization as per NHA policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centered care model.

Qualifications

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) is required. Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Health Sciences (Psychiatric Nursing), completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated specialized clinical area, including experience in crisis intervention when applicable to the job, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and work direction.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
As applicable to the job, comprehensive knowledge of substance abuse and addiction.
Demonstrated ability to identify primary issues and stage of change; collaboratively planning treatment goals with the client
As applicable to the job, comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addiction and concurrent disorders; the recovery model and principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
As applicable to the job, knowledge of relevant legislation.
Knowledge of relevant clinical practice standards/guidelines and care pathways.
Knowledge of theories and systems of family dynamics.
Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/client/resident care.
Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally on a one to one and group setting.
Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills in the approach to patient/client/resident care.
Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition.
Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a project or initiative.
Demonstrated skill in the application of techniques appropriate to the assessment and treatment of designated patient/client/resident population utilizing best available evidence informed practice.
Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programs and materials for staff/patients/clients/residents and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and engage in continuous quality improvement.
Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Wage: $39.91 - $48.92

DAWSON CREEK COMMUNITY

The rolling foothills of the Northern Rockies surround Dawson Creek where the sky is always blue and there is something to offer everyone. The quality of life in Dawson Creek is like nothing you have ever experienced before. There is no long commute to work and no one is in a rush. For most people the commute is two or three minutes and they go home at lunch time. Time after work is spent pursuing some of the many outdoor activities.

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Dawson Creek

Surrounded by rolling hills and prairies, the community of Dawson Creek is located in the Peace River Country in the northeast corner of British Columbia. The point of origin of the historic Alaska Highway, it is a proud community built on the stability of agriculture and a strong sense of community spirit. Dawson Creek’s main industry is agriculture and it is known province-wide for its honey. Oil and gas, forestry and tourism also contribute to the area’s economy. Residents of Dawson Creek enjoy a wide range of recreational activities year round including skiing, golfing, hiking, canoeing and fishing.

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