Come work as a Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!
Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse to join the COVID-19 Isolation Support Outreach Team supporting the Downtown Eastside community in Vancouver, BC. Apply today to join our team!
The COVID-19 Isolation Support Outreach Team provides clinical support to marginalized clients who can benefit from support while isolating in their residence during the COVID-19 pandemic. The team provides short term care to clients with a focus on ensuring clients’ immediate needs are addressed. The primarily mandate of the team is to decrease community transmission of COVID-19.
As a Nurse with VCH, you will:
- Work to address client and family centred care needs supported by an integrated health service team and delivery model.
- Work collaboratively to coordinate and develop a plan of care across multiple sites, clinics, and services within an integrated health service delivery model and interdisciplinary care team that includes primary care; mental health and substance use; private General Practitioner (GP) partners; and other Community Care Services.
- Care for clients and families who are experiencing health challenges such as, but not limited to:
- end of life,
- chronic disease,
- mental health and substance use
- and are adversely affected by the social determinants of health to establish and coordinates a plan of care and support transitions between services.
- Use health management and/or self-care management principles to conduct physical and mental health assessments, identify problems, address issues or variances from the plan of care in collaboration with the entire interdisciplinary team and any other health care services involved.
- Act as a resource for the Downtown Eastside (DTES) integrated team by providing information and nursing support based on nursing theory and practice related to clients with complex health care needs.
- Provide direct care activities such as assessing, planning, implementing, evaluating and documenting client care as part of the Integrated Care Team and collaboratively with other Community Care Services.
- Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
WHO WE ARE
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver, Vancouver's North Shore, Richmond, the Sea-to-Sky Highway, Sunshine Coast, and the Central Coast (Bella Bella and Bella Coola.) 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. At our core, we are a people-focused organization where entrepreneurial spirit runs deep, and opportunity exists for all those who see themselves in the transformation of health care as we know it.
POSSIBLE TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Should there be insufficient qualified candidates available for the above position, VCH may offer a training program. Cover letter and resume are required if applying for the Training Program.
Education & Experience
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two (2) years’ recent related experience providing care through a holistic mental health, substance use and primary care lens or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Drivers License preferred.
Knowledge & Abilities
- Comprehensive knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
- Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
- Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client and family centered recovery model in mental illness.
- RNs to have a willingness to obtain certified skills (i.e. contraceptive management, assessment/ treatment of sexually transmissible infections) at the discretion of the manager.
- Knowledge and skills to provide care coordination to a select caseload of clients.
- Ability to assess clients at risk and knowledge of appropriate acts; e.g. Mental Health Act, Adult Guardianship, Public Health Act as it relates to the rights and obligations of clients and staff.
- Knowledge and experience in providing culturally safe and competent care, specifically pertaining to Aboriginal people.
- Knowledge and experience in Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
- Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and supportive counseling skills.
- Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment.
- Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indication and side effects).
- Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment. Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct mental status exams and suicide risk assessments.
- Demonstrated ability to provide care planning, supportive counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
- Demonstrated listening and information seeking skills that promotes communication and lead to a cooperative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
- Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated ability to adjust schedule to deal with unexpected situations.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
- Demonstrated ability to provide consultation and leadership.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve and use critical thinking skills.
- Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system, word processing, internet and email software.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.