Addiction Nurse (Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse)

Vancouver Coastal Health - Sechelt, BC (21 days ago)

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Work Site: Sunshine Coast Mental Health - Sechelt, BC
Status: Temporary Full Time
Start Date: As soon as possible until approximately March 31, 2021
Salary: $34.83 - $45.73 per hour
Hours: 0830 - 1630
Reference#: 122125-eag

Come work as an Addiction Nurse in Sechelt, BC with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for an Addiction Nurse to join its team in Sechelt, BC. As an Addiction Nurse and part of the Sunshine Coast Mental Health Team you will:

Provide direct nursing care and supportive counseling to clients who are in the process of detoxification, stabilization and/or transitioning into other residential addiction services, working effectively with challenging clients to maintain a safe environment for clients and staff.
Collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, educational resources and other health professionals and care providers from multi-jurisdictional sectors such as housing, justice and/or health, to achieve excellence in client-centred care and education.

The District Municipality of Sechelt is located on the lower Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, approximately 50 km northwest of Vancouver. It is accessible from the mainland by a 40-minute ferry trip between Horseshoe Bay and Langdale, followed by a 25-minute drive along Highway 101, also known as the Sunshine Coast Highway. This charming seaside community is known for its natural beauty and is a popular destination for outdoor activities including sightseeing, boating, diving, camping and mountain biking. There are also several municipal parks, plenty of eateries, locally owned shops, boutiques and galleries, and a golf course. Imagine a lifestyle where you are only a short walk or bike ride to work, you go home for lunch and you are home again in time for an activity or go for a hike AND watch the sunset - all before dinner. That is what Sechelt has to offer you!

Education & Experience

Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Two (2) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or addiction issues or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid Driver's License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Knowledge & Abilities

Knowledge of the principles of recovery and trauma informed practice
Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care.
Broad knowledge of BCCNP Standards for Nursing Practice.
Broad knowledge of substance use and a positive attitude toward substance dependent clients and their rehabilitation.
Broad knowledge of community residential services available for clients experiencing Substance use problems.
Broad knowledge of behaviour management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies in a trauma informed manner.
Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.
Demonstrated skill in CPR Techniques.
Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
Demonstrated ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
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.

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

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.