Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia [CLBC] is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strives to adhere to the corporate vision of 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming
communities.'

The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is the designated tertiary care mental health service for individuals aged 14 years and older who have a developmental
disability and a concurrent mental illness or behavioural concern. PAC provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for dually
diagnosed individuals. Our team includes physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, art therapist, behavioural consultant, psychologist, social worker, dietician, mental health support workers, plus a dedicated administration and support services team. In 2019, PAC moved to its new building (Healing Spirit House) in Coquitlam.

The Role:
As a Nurse 4 at CLBC, you will work collaboratively to provide psychiatric and physical care for individuals admitted to PAC as part of a multi-disciplinary
team. Key responsibilities include:
- Assessing the physical and mental status of individuals, measuring and recording client data; tracking outcomes, observing and reporting all changes in any aspect of the clients psychiatric, physical or behavioural conditions
- Implementing positive behavioural support plans (PBSP) evaluating outcomes to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients, forwarding feedback to inform the behavioural support team
- Providing direct care in accordance with the behavioural support plan, which includes performing protocols and interventions, implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting individual needs
- Assisting individuals to learn problem-solving methods to meet their optimum levels in the least restrictive manner
- Prepares and presents pertinent information at planning and clinical meetings
- Administering prescribed medications and treatments or other procedures as required
- Making recommendations to the behavioural support team for prevention and/or improvement of an individual's care area

You must be able to
- Operate equipment to lift patients in and out of tubs for washing and in and out of beds and wheelchairs
- Use weigh scales, Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, stretchers and bath chairs while attending to individual
- Ensure the safety of individuals and/or staff by using progressive, verbal and/or physical intervention techniques, up to performing restraint techniques including MANDT and Code White

Qualifications:
- Current registration with BCCNP as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
- First aid and CPR level C is required.
- Good working knowledge of progressive verbal and/or physical intervention techniques and ability to interact with unpredictable, aggressive and/or acting out behaviours.
- Class 5 driver's license

Additional Info:
- This is an auxiliary position. Auxiliaries may cover vacancies or maternity, vacation, sick or long term leaves of varying lengths.
- Classification/Salary: Nurse 4 / $30.11 to $40.02 hourly

This role requires employees to work a rotational work schedule in this 24/7 tertiary mental health facility.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act) and are required to provide a clean Driver's Abstract.

Closing date: September 2, 2019

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