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BC Childrens Hospital

Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), BC Children's Mental Health - BC Children's Hospital

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Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), BC Children's Mental Health, Eating Disorders

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver, BC

The Registered Nurse, BC Children's Mental Health supports all aspects of therapeutic care of patients with behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric presentations and their families/caregivers. Provides and coordinates nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, and health promotion activities for mental health patients and their families, consistent with established policies, standards of practice and philosophy of the BC Children's Mental Health Program.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency (CAPE)
  • A six-bed unit providing emergency psychiatric assessments and stabilization for children and adolescents in crisis up to and including the age of 16 years. CAPE is a short-term stay unit with an average stay of three to five days.

Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
  • A 10-bed unit that provides inpatient psychiatric services to children under 12 years old from mainland BC and the Yukon. Children are generally admitted to the Child Psychiatry program through a planned admission process.

Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents
  • Providing care including supportive counseling to patients and their families, life-skills teaching to patients, teaching and providing meal support therapy to patients, friends and families and professionals in the community, advocating for patients, and medical monitoring.

Adolescent Psychiatry
  • A 10-bed unit providing psychiatric assessments and treatment for adolescents. The average length of stay is four weeks. Adolescents are generally admitted to the program through a planned admission process.

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What you'll do
  • Maintain patient records by performing activities such as collecting and documenting information including health care information regarding patients and their families, nursing observations, telephone communications, interventions, teaching and care evaluations to ensure that patient records are current and complete.
  • Plan direct care for the patient by performing activities such as reviewing patient/family history, developing a care plan specific for the patient and family, and meeting with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan.
  • Provide direct patient care and support, including physical, psychiatric and meal support, to patients in accordance with operational policy and standards specific to the service area.
  • Collaborate with other members of the health care team to evaluate patient care.
  • Teach by providing and explaining information, demonstrating procedures and use of equipment, checking the learner's use of procedures, techniques and equipment and evaluating the effectiveness of the selected teaching methods.
  • Identify own learning needs, reviews these with the Program Director, or delegate, and engage in a variety of activities to meet these needs.
  • Participate in the orientation and continuing education of staff and students by preceptoring and role-modelling.
  • Act as a clinical resource/support person to patients and families and nursing and health care professionals by explaining the theoretical rationale for nursing decisions.

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • One (1) year of recent related clinical experience working within a child and/or youth mental health setting relevant to the service area within the BC Children's Mental Health Program or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.

You also have the ability to:
  • Diagnose and treat behavioral, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in children and youth; subspecialties areas such as Eating Disorders, Neuropsychiatry, etc.
  • Demonstrate broad knowledge of Trauma Informed Practice including collaborative problem solving, and knowledge of child and youth developmental theory.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively to children/adolescents and their families.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrate effective CPR techniques.
  • Perform the duties of the position.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

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, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular, Full-Time
Wage:
$41.42 to $59.52 per hour
Location:
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver BC, V6H 2N9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Rotating; 0700-1900 hrs, 1030-2230 hrs
Requisition #
158712E

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Children's Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia. BCCH is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages 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 and BCCH are committed to employment equity, 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, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

About BC Childrens Hospital

BC Children’s Hospital is a leader in general and specialized pediatric services, and is the province’s foremost teaching and research facility for child health.

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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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