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 for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities'. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

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

Qualifications:

Current registration with CRPNBC and/or CRNBC 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 position is posted to fill a vacancy
Desired start date: January 11, 2021, with the opportunity for on-call work prior to this date
Classification/Salary: Nurse 4 / $54.997 to $73,100 annually

Location: 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. PAC is located at Healing Spirit House.

Single site order: As a designated mental health facility, the Provincial Assessment Centre falls under the Provincial Medical Health Office Single Site Order; as such, we will be unable to accept applications from nurses who are currently working at another facility impacted by the Single Site Order. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this exception

Closing date: November 8, 2020

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

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

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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