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Specialty Clinical Nurse Leader

Role and Facility Information

Nurse Clinician, Outpatient Mental Health Services, COMPASS Program

BC Children’s Hospital

Vancouver 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.

This position is for the Compass Clinic: Compass is a province-wide service that supports evidence based care to all BC children and youth (0-25) living with mental health and substance use concerns. This is done by supporting community care providers with the information, advice and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care to children and youth close to home.

What you’ll do

Manage all referrals received by the Outpatient department (OPD) by reviewing, assessing for urgency, prioritizing and making decisions to send referrals to the appropriate specialty clinic in the OPD and/ or redirect referrals to appropriate community resources. Maintain written communication with referral sources and families regarding referral decisions and accessing community based resources. Ensure referrals are tracked in the mental health database.

Coordinate and initiate assessments and post assessment referrals by methods such as gathering information from the referral source/client/other relevant persons, responding to patient, family and health care member’s enquiries, evaluating information to identify priority of service required and suitability of admission into program, and liaising with other support diagnostic/health services staff.

Act as an educational resource, and develop teaching plans for patients, families and health care providers in the hospital and community settings.

Lead and participate as a member of the health care team in patient case conferences for patient reviews, admissions, discharges and ongoing program evaluation by providing input on a variety of care issues, collaborating with the assessment/triage team, assessing the patient’s needs during the intake procedure to determine patient disposition, and supporting staff with facilitating patient care reviews and conferences. Develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of individualized care plans for each patient using a relevant nursing model at an advanced level.

Identify, plan and develop educational resources such as pamphlets, web pages for patients and healthcare professionals, teaching videos for patient and family health education, reference care plans, and specialized learning packages for nurses by compiling relevant information, utilizing best practices, determining appropriate form for education resources and material, collaborating with others, and reviewing material to ensure the content is current and cost effective.

What you bring

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Three (3) years recent related experience with working children, adolescents and families with Mental Health disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

You have the ability to:

Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Make decisions in an independent manner in a clinical setting.

Relate effectively to adolescents, children and their families.

Demonstrate effective CPR techniques.

Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary care team, function as a nursing resource team member, and provide effective consultation, leadership and work direction

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: Regular, Full-Time

Wage: $43.09 to $52.82 per hour

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600

Requisition # 126100E

What we do

BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.

BCCH 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 BCCH 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.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of May 06, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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