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 Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is a designated tertiary care mental health service. Our team provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for individuals ages 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behaviour issue. PAC is located at Healing Spirit House in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Float Nurse at CLBC, you will provide predictable and stable coverage for regular staff who are away from work on various types of leaves.

You will work collaboratively to provide psychiatric and physical care for individuals admitted to PAC as part of a multi-disciplinary team. 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


Will be based on coverage for various leaves including annual vacation, other leaves or absences, and committee and project work

A mix of day, afternoon and nights shifts and this will vary from month to month

By the first day of each month, the schedule will be provided with a minimum of 30 calendar days' notice. It is not anticipated that you will do short-call shifts (under 48 hours' notice)

If there is an urgent coverage situation, you may be asked if you are available

Full-time hours will be provided even if there are no vacation or other employee absences that need to be covered


Current registration with the BC College of Nurses 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.

A Class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driver's abstract is required.

Additional Info:

This is an auxiliary position

Status: Temporary - Flexible hours available, from 35-70 hours bi-weekly, depending on the successful candidate's preference - to September 30, 2022

Classification/Salary: Nurse 4 / $36.07 to $45.74 hourly

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: Open until filled

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


Live and work in BC


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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