Coordinator, Psychiatry, Mental Health & Substance Use (RN/RPN) - Acute & Ambulatory Care

$43.09 - $52.82 hourly
  • Vancouver Coastal Health
  • Apr 06, 2022
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), to join the Mental Health & Substance Use Detwiller Salus team at UBC Hospital in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!

As a Coordinator, Psychiatry, Mental Health & Substance Use - Acute & Ambulatory Care, you will:

  • Coordinate patient/client care activities in a defined area of clinical expertise and provide leadership and guidance to designated staff.
  • Facilitate efficient patient/client flow and access within and between units/programs/clinics.
  • Provide leadership in the planning and implementation of innovative approaches for delivering quality and efficient services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies for patient/clients with complex mental health and/or substance use issues.
  • Ensure a high standard of patient/client care by acting as a clinical resource for staff and supporting staff training and development.
  • Assist the Manager with performing administrative duties and coordinating staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities, ensuring optimal use of patient/client care resources.
  • Promote education and research.
  • Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient/client and family centered care and enhancement in the quality of life.

About SALUS House Program (SALUS, Latin for Well-Being)

SALUS House is a new inpatient psychiatry program that will be located at UBC Hospital 1 East in the Detwiller Pavilion. It will be a 15 bed unit that will support patients ages 17+ from across the region specifically VGH and St. Paul’s inpatient psychiatry units. SALUS House will manage the sub-acute patient population, with an expected stay of 4 weeks. Services would include: short term assessment, crisis counseling, medication adjustments, and stabilization. SALUS House will utilizes 24 hour staffing with a multidisciplinary team, all of whom strive to foster an atmosphere in which clients were active participants in crisis resolution and treatment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Education & Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) is required.
  • Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable, and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated clinical area, including working with the applicable population group when indicated, and one (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience 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 & Abilities

  • Knowledge of mental disorders, substance use and concurrent disorders and treatment, and of the principles of recovery.
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency and substance uses treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and substance use clinical and risk assessments, utilizing relevant tools and rating scales, and formulate a treatment plan, participate in discharge planning and provide crisis intervention.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and collaborate effectively with clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies.
  • Knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary care programs and relevant, community resources.
  • Knowledge of health care disciplines and their role in patient/client/family care and service provision.
  • Knowledge of evidence informed nursing practice related to designated clinical area.
  • Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client, including the BC Mental Health Act.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational materials for staff/patients/clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices.
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and lead continuous quality improvement.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, adjust to unexpected events, mediate and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead change and support staff through transitions.
  • Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods
  • Demonstrated ability to perform CPR.
  • 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.

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?

VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2022.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.