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Registered Nurse, Mental Health & Substance Use (full Time)

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Full Time
6 days ago
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 Dawson Creek & District Hospital.

In accordance with the established vision and values of Northern Health, the Resource Nurse practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) as well as within a client and family centred care model. Provides leadership and applies specialized theory and knowledge relating to designated/specific patient/client/resident populations to promote the delivery of safe, ethical and quality patient/client/resident and family care. Acts as a clinical resource by providing consultation and clinical support to the interdisciplinary care team, other professionals and students. Available for direct care as needed in a variety of formats (i.e. complex cases face to face, video, and phone). Promote excellence in patient/client/resident centered care, education and research. Participates in direct patient/client/resident and family care, when required.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday - Days - 08:00 to 16:00

Dawson Creek & District Hospital is a 50-bed hospital that offers full service that includes inpatient care, emergency, respiratory, rehab, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology lab, medical imaging and cancer care. The hospital is the northeastern BC orthopedic and trauma centre. Visiting specialists in urology, dermatology and pediatrics is also available.

Dawson Creek has a population of 12,178 (2021) with a youthful and vibrant community that serves as a major centre for the surrounding areas. Come enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets Dawson Creek has to offer. Check out Dawson Creek for more information about this community where the northern lights shine.

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
• Relocation Incentive 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" offered through the Federal and BC Government

Qualifications
• Current practicing registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) is required.
• Bachelor's Degree in Nursing or Health Sciences (Psychiatric Nursing), completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated specialized clinical area, including experience in crisis intervention when applicable to the job, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.

Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to provide clinical leadership and work direction.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
• As applicable to the job, comprehensive knowledge of substance abuse and addiction.
• Demonstrated ability to identify primary issues and stage of change; collaboratively planning treatment goals with the client
• As applicable to the job, comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addiction and concurrent disorders; the recovery model and principles of psychosocial rehabilitation.
• As applicable to the job, knowledge of relevant legislation.
• Knowledge of relevant clinical practice standards/guidelines and care pathways.
• Knowledge of theories and systems of family dynamics.
• Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in patient/client/resident care.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate in writing and orally on a one to one and group setting.
• Demonstrated ability to deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
• Demonstrated ability to use critical thinking skills in the approach to patient/client/resident care.
• Demonstrated ability to lead change and support staff through transition.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively lead a project or initiative.
• Demonstrated skill in the application of techniques appropriate to the assessment and treatment of designated patient/client/resident population utilizing best available evidence informed practice.
• Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational programs and materials for staff/patients/clients/residents and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
• Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and engage in continuous quality improvement.
• Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods.
• Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
• Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Demonstrated 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.
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