Posted

30+ days ago

Location

Port Coquitlam, BC

Description

Direct Care Nurse, Maximum and Multi-Level Security Units - RPN / RN

Forensic Psychiatric Services, Port Coquitlam,$37.33/hr. - $48.45/hr.

 

What you do

  • Provides direct care in accordance with the care plan by methods such as performing protocols and interventions, implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting care recipient needs; applying approved techniques, procedures and treatments; administering prescribed medication. Recognizes and identifies signs and symptoms, and detects changes in patients’ conditions; reports and records as indicated.
  • Collects and documents patient health care information. Maintains complete and accurate records of nursing observation, interventions and evaluation of nursing care. Maintains complete and accurate records of telephone communications as well.
  • Plans direct care and contributes to the physical and psychological well-being of the patients by methods such as assessing clinical requirements, status and condition of care recipients; developing care plans based on identified needs, participating in various interdisciplinary assessment and screening processes, and including patient and family, when appropriate, in planning nursing care; and implementing care plans, evaluating outcomes and revising plans to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients.
  • Consults with nurses, members of the interdisciplinary team and other health care professionals and accesses any other available resources in relation to overall care planning issues. Meets with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan. Maintains liaison between nurses, physicians, family, and community resources for individual patients to ensure continuity of care.
  • Supports patients with psychosocial, life, and personal care skills by methods such as teaching and providing guidance to patients, supervising and participating in routine care of the patients including personal hygiene and maintaining normal body functions; utilizing accepted modalities such as Social Learning Theory, role-playing, and group therapy; and identifying and pursuing advocacy issues on behalf of patients.
  • Maintains a safe environment for patients, families and staff, which may extend to patients attending off unit activities or programs by following established emergency procedures and safety practices and procedures, assuming responsibility for unit security, and directing tasks specific to the maintenance of security in order to provide for appropriate care delivery.
  • Identifies own learning needs, reviews these with the Clinical Nurse Leader or Clinical Services Manager, and engages in a variety of activities to meet these needs.

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • One (1) year of recent experience working in a forensic or acute psychiatric hospital setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

What you have

  • Current and updated knowledge of changes and developments in the practice of psychiatric nursing and of applicable Federal and Provincial legislation (i.e. the Criminal Code of Canada, Forensic Psychiatry Act, the Mental Health Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Young Offenders Act, Public Trustee Act).
  • Broad knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues in adults.
  • Adult education principles, methods and tools.
  • Organizational, facilitation, decision making and leadership skills.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports.
  • Participate as a member of multidisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource.
  • Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques

What’s in it for you

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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

 

Temporary Full-time

$37.33/hr. - $48.45/hr.

70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Rotating shifts and hours

Requisition Number: 103966

 

What we do

 

Forensic Psychiatric Services BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides specialized hospital and community-based assessment, treatment and clinical case management services to adults with mental health disorders who are in conflict with the law.

 

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, 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    

 

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