RN/RPN (Parkview Tertiary Mental Health)

Work Area: 
Youville 4F and 5F
Base Site: 
Youville Residence
Job Category: 
Registered Nurse
Registered Psychiatric Nurse
Mental Health
Residential Care Facilities

Parkview is a 37-bed intensive support program for older adults who have dementia and complex behavioural and psychological symptoms. Located on the 4th and 5th floors at Youville Residence, Parkview is a fully renovated space featuring private rooms with bathrooms, a lounge, a large dining area and a secure outdoor garden space. Our Parkview program provides a safe, supportive, and non-institutional environment for those we care for. Our goal is to help settle the behaviours of our clients to the point that they are ready to be discharged into residential care or other supportive housing options based on their needs. Parkview provides an acute tertiary mental health services as part of Providence Health Care.


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


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 direction.


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.
Two (2) years’ recent related experience working with individuals with severe and persistent psychiatric illness.


Reviews patient/resident/client status through methods such as reviewing the patient/resident/client chart and other written information, patient/resident observation, collateral information and consultation with peers and other members of the health care team.

Assesses, plans, implements and evaluates nursing care for patients/residents/clients using a framework for nursing practice.
Develops, implements, evaluates and revises individual care plans through methods such as assessing patient/resident/client problems and needs, planning and prioritizing nursing interventions, implementing interventions and reassessing if goals are not met and modifying plan of care based on evaluation.

Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and PHC standards and evaluates outcomes, records observations and reports problems and/or changes to designated staff.

Identifies patient/resident/client and family learning needs and incorporates teaching and counseling into the care plan and nursing interventions and/or makes referrals to other identified resources. 

Provides direction to other staff such as Care Attendants and/or Licensed Practical Nurses and/or Total Care Workers with regard to patient/resident/client care and facilitates effective team work on the units. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on related tasks, providing incidental or ad hoc input into staff performance, ensuring staff are aware of assignments and reassigning clinical/health related tasks.

Provides direct nursing interventions for management of crisis and life threatening situations.

Documents information including assessments, nursing care plans, patient/resident/client status and progress and discharge plans in a manual and/or computerized environment.