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Registered Nurse, Resource/substance Use Specialist (full Time)

Terrace, BC
Full Time
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.

Practices in accordance with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives standards (professional & practice) and code of ethics. Practices within the scope of practice as set by the organization as per NHA policies and guidelines/clinical practice documents and within own competence. This practice is aligned with the vision, mission, goals and values of the organization as well as with the concept of a client and family centered care model.


Current practicing registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives 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.

Knowledge, Skills & 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.

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