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Role and Facility Information

Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - Coho Unit
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Coquitlam, BC



As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.





What you do



Provide direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, addictions, mental health and general health issues. Perform physical, addiction and psychiatric assessments, collect specimens, refer clients to the physician for further examination, administer prescribed treatments and medications according to protocols and makes appropriate adjustments.
Observe, monitor, evaluate and document 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. Initiate and facilitate discharge planning; identifies referrals to other health professionals.
Provide 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.
Work 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.
Maintain accurate computerized and paper records in accordance with established procedures and policies; prepare and maintain statistical information, correspondence, reports and other documentation. Document client/family perspectives and nursing observations.




What you bring

Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
Two (2) years’ recent experience providing acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
We encourage new nurse graduates to apply!





You will have knowledge of:

Community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a client/family-centered approach.
British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) Standards for Nursing Practice.
BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
Facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events
Case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.


What we bring



Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.




Job Type: Temporary, Full-Time (Until April 30, 2023)
Wage: $36.23 to $47.58 per hour
Location: 2745 Lougheed Hwy, Coquitlam, BC V3C 4J2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating; 0700-1900/1900-0700
Requisition # 121170



What we do



BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.





BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).





The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.





Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services





PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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Live and work in BC

Coquitlam

Just a short drive from Vancouver, Coquitlam was originally established to become the capital of British Columbia. Coquitlam has a strong business community, as well as a commitment to community-based living. Golfing, fishing, and mountain biking are popular recreational activities in the area.

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