Registered Nurse, Psychiatric Liaison (5538256)

  • Northern Health
  • Fort St. John, BC, Canada
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

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 Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre.

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health & Addictions Services (MHAS) and under the supervision of the Team Leader, and working as a multidisciplinary team member, performs intake assessment, crisis intervention, and direct patient care to Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) patients in the Emergency Department and/or other inpatient units, in accordance with the College of Nurses' of British Columbia (CRNBC) Standards of Practice and/or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of B.C. (CRPNBC). Provides input into and assists with ensuring effective patient flow for assessed and admitted MHA patients including those awaiting transfer for further assessment; assists with patient admission and transfer to ensure MHA services and bed destination is achieved in a timely manner. Within the context of a patient service culture, screens and assesses patients to develop plans of care. Collaborates with Emergency Department Nurses, other emergency service providers, multidisciplinary community MHA teams and other community service providers and assists in adapting care plans to address psychiatric needs.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days - 09:00 to 20:15, rotating

Fort St. John Hospital and Health Centre is a 46-bed hospital with 115 residential care beds in the adjoining Peace Villa Care Home. They have two state of the art operating rooms, ambulatory clinics including cancer care and hemodialysis, emergency and ICU, a birthing centre with single maternity rooms for labour, delivery and post-partum.

Fort St. John is located above the Peace River Valley, and has a diverse population of 21,000 (2021) and serves an area of approximately 69,000. The friendly, small town feel comes with big city amenities and a vibrant arts community. Check out Fort St. John for more information on what this energetic community has to offer.

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
  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing plus current practicing membership with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Two (2) years' recent related experience in a crisis or emergency psychiatry setting or in acute psychiatry, out-patient psychiatry or after-hours mental health or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
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.