Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Acute Inpatient Mental Health

REQ: 
PHC19-118476
Work Area: 
Psych Assmt & Stabilizatn Unit
Base Site: 
St Paul's Hospital
City: 
Vancouver
Status: 
Casual
FTE: 
0.00
Wage: 
$34.83-45.73
Job Category: 
Registered Nurse
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Category: 
Acute Care Hospital
Mental Health
Hours: 
0730-1930, 1930-0730

This casual position is based at St. Paul’s Hospital on our Psychiatric Assessment and Stabilization Unit (PASU) within the Acute Mental Health Program. Experience with a higher level of acuity and clinical complexity, as well as seclusion room protocol is an asset for this unit.

Summary

Reporting to the Operations Leader, the Staff Nurse, assesses, identifies, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care required to assist patients/residents in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. The Staff Nurse works within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with the CRNBC/CRPNBC Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established protocols of Providence Health Care.

Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia or, in Residential Care and Mental Health a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with current practicing registration with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia.
  • Completion of the Basic Cardiac Life Support Course, Level C.
  • One year recent experience in general/community psychiatry or one year recent medical/surgical experience with eating disordered patients and recent education in psychiatric nursing.


Skills and Abilities

    • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
    • Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team
    • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills
    • Ability to deal with others effectively
    • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position
    • Ability to prioritize and organize work
    • Ability to operate related equipment
    • Ability to teach
    • Ability to provide clinical directions