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Northern Health

Registered Nurse (rn), Psychiatry

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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 GR Baker Memorial Hospital.

In accordance with established mission, vision, values and strategic priorities of Northern Health, the 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). Under the general supervision of the. Program Lead or designate and working collaboratively and in partnership with members of a multidisciplinary care team, the Nurse will provide direct patient care to persons with addictions, psychiatric illness, and/or challenging behaviours. Through comprehensive assessment, intervention planning, monitoring, individual and group therapy, consultation and intervention, provides input into and assists with effective patient flow for assessed and patients, including those awaiting transfer for further assessment and assists with patient admission and transfer to ensure services and bed destination is achieved in a timely manner.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights, 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 (Rotating)

GR Baker Memorial Hospital is a full care hospital with 27 Acute Care beds, 4 ICU beds and 5 crisis stabilization beds.
Some services provided the hospital:
• Full Emergency Medical Care
• Laboratory
• Diagnostic Imaging
• Pharmacy
• General Surgery
• Internal Medicine
• Otolaryngology (ENT)
• Community Cancer Care
• Physiotherapy
• Respiratory Therapy
• Environmental Health
• Speech and Language Therapy
• Visiting specialists in Cardiology, Pediatrics, Orthopedics, Plastic Surgery, Urology and Ophthalmology
• Video conferencing for consultations with specialists or physicians in other areas.
• Home and Community Care and Home Support

Quesnel Quesnel is a small city with big opportunity. It boasts a vibrant, creative and family friendly lifestyle, rich with culture and community spirit. The city is nestled on the banks of the Quesnel and Fraser rivers, and has a diverse population of 23,000 people. The major industries include forestry, agriculture, mining and tourism. Quesnel offers affordable housing, twelve public schools, one Christian school, and two post-secondary schools. Check out Quesnel for more information on this outdoor playground and its access to a wealth of adventures.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including, 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.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Are you an International Applicant? Before applying for a job with Northern Health, please follow these steps on our Northern Health careers page

Qualfications
• Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
• With a minimum of one (1) year recent experience in an acute mental health setting or an equivalent of experience in other areas of the mental health field.

Skills and Abilities:
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
• Ability to apply clinical and critical thinking.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all members of the health care team, and clients/families.
• Ability to work cooperatively with other care providers to facilitate and enhance inter-agency and interdepartmental problem solving.
• Ability to deal with others effectively, including establishing and maintaining rapport with psychotic and crisis-prone individuals.
• Comprehensive knowledge of mental health and addictions assessment, psychopharmacology, general counselling principles & interview techniques, crisis theory, de-escalation techniques, seclusion and restraint practices, violence management protocols, community resource & social service utilization and Mental Health Act provisions.
• Physical ability to perform duties of position.
• Ability to provide and promote safe and competent patient care.
• Ability to recognize and intervene appropriately in an emergency situation.
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
• Ability to use an electronic file system for service delivery.
• 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.

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 2024-09-15

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