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Northern Health

Registered Nurse (rn), Emergency Psychiatric Liaison

Posted 7 days ago

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** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre.

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health & Addictions Services (MHAS) and under the supervision of the Team Leader, and working as a multidisciplinary team member, performs a consultative service inclusive of an assessment, crisis intervention and urgent direct care of Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) patients presenting to the Emergency Department. This position will also perform consultative service to inpatient units, in accordance with the College of Nurses' of British Columbia (CRNBC) Standards of Practice and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. (CRPNBC). Provides input into and assists with ensuring effective patient flow for assessed and admitted MHA patients including those awaiting transfer for further assessment; assists with patient admission and transfer to ensure MHA services and bed destination is achieved in a timely manner. Within the context of a patient service culture, screens and assesses patients to develop plans of care. Collaborates with Emergency Department Nurses, other emergency service providers, multidisciplinary community Mental Health and Addictions teams and other community service providers and assists in adapting care plans to address psychiatric needs.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days - 09:00 to 20:15, rotating

New Wage: As of April 1, 2024 the new wage is: $41.42 - $59.52/hour

Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre is a 46-bed hospital with 115 residential care beds in the adjoining Peace Villa Care Home. They have two state of the art operating rooms, ambulatory clinics including cancer care and hemodialysis, emergency and ICU, a birthing centre with single maternity rooms for labour, delivery and post-partum.

Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021) and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

Qualfications
• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing plus current practicing membership with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Three (3) years' experience on an acute psychiatric, intensive care or emergency mental health units.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to work cooperatively with other care providers to facilitate and enhance inter-agency and interdepartmental problem solving.
• Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively, including establishing and maintaining rapport with psychotic and crisis-prone individuals.
• Ability to proactively and effectively resolve issues impacting on quality and continuity of care.
• Ability to organize work, and to set and adjust priorities in relation to identified risk factors.
• Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Working knowledge of violence management protocols and Mental Health Act provisions.
• Comprehensive knowledge of emergency triage procedures, mental health and addictions assessment, psychopharmacology, general counselling principles and interview techniques, crisis theory, abnormal psychology, DSM IV multiaxial diagnosis, de-escalation techniques, seclusion and restraint practices, and community resource and social service utilization.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

About Northern Health

Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations. Our vision of building a strong primary health care system for all Northerners will create a dynamic work environment that challenges all of your skills. We are also dedicated to optimizing the expertise of our staff and building relationships with regional educational institutions for training opportunities such as new physicians, nurses, and paramedical professionals. Northern British Columbia features spectacular lifestyle options in all of our family-oriented communities. Whether you want a casual walkabout beginning in your own backyard, sporting opportunities to challenge the best of athletes, or cultural activities in one of our many diverse communities, Northern British Columbia offers something for everyone.

Company Size

5001-10,000 employees

Application closing date is 2024-07-18

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