Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

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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 of Communities of belonging, lives with connections. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

The Provincial Assessment Centre 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 in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Nurse 5 at CLBC, you will direct and supervise the day to day care and management of in-patient services to those individuals admitted to PAC. You will oversee nurses and health care workers.

Accountabilities of this position include:

Overseeing the pre-admission process allowing for an orderly admission of new clients to the unit milieu
Overseeing assigned staff with their treatment and assessment functions and guiding their practice as necessary
Coordinating the day to day functions of unit staff
Monitoring daily work schedules
Monitoring, overseeing and ensuring that all policies are implemented and carried out
Directing and overseeing crisis management and physical interventions providing team debriefing to ensure that interventions remain therapeutic and respectful of clients at all times
Overseeing and ensuring that medications are adequately secured and administered as per policy and good nursing practice
Overseeing and reviewing staff's completion of admission reports providing basic physical and psychological assessments of new clients
Ensuring attendance at clinical team meetings to review assessment documentation and make decisions regarding the management of clients based on immediate prioritized needs
Liaising with support services to ensure smooth operations of the unit. This includes kitchen services, lab, pharmacy, and administrative support
You must be able to:

Function well during crisis situations and provide clear, decisive direction to line staff
Routinely chair meetings and address conflicts and misunderstandings in a goal-focused manner
Engage positively as an agent of change initiates problem-solving and remain solution-focused
Use suction, B/P, O2 equipment, personal protection alarms, etc.
Shift: This role requires a rotational work schedule in this 24/7 tertiary mental health facility.


Current registration with BCCNPM as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
Recognized courses in supervision and/or health care management relevant to the position preferred
Minimum of two years of recent satisfactory experience in Psychiatric Nursing
Recent satisfactory supervisory experience preferred
First aid and CPR level C are required
Class 5 driver's license
Additional Info:
This position is posted to fill a new vacancy
Status: Regular/Full-time
Classification/Salary: Nurse R5 / $69,759 to $88,466 annually

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: October 13, 2022

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act).

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.


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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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