Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse (RPN/RN)

Vancouver Coastal Health - Powell River, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job Description:
Job Title: Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse (RPN/RN)
Work Site: Powell River Mental Health - Powell River, BC
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $35.53 - $46.65 per hour
Hours: Various
Reference#: 128471-rme

Come work as a Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the Powell River Mental Health team as a Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse. Apply today to join our team!

As a Mental Health & Addictions Case Coordinator Nurse with VCH you will:

Work as part of a multidisciplinary mental health and addictions care team to provide treatment and case management services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness and concurrent disorders (i.e. addictions.)
Establish and maintain relationships with, and consult with, clients, their families and colleagues to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices and client need.
Perform key duties such as: intake, mental health assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, individual counseling, education, and support groups to facilitate and coordinate client access to services.

Loan Forgiveness: Recent graduates in select in-demand occupations may be eligible to have their B.C. Student Loan and/or their Canada Student Loan forgiven by agreeing to work at publicly-funded facilities in underserved communities in B.C.


On the Sunshine Coast of British Columbia, where endless green mountains meet sheltered Pacific Ocean waters, Powell River provides a stimulating blend of outdoor adventure and cultural amenities. Originally founded as a resource extraction centre - once home to the world's largest pulp and paper mill - Powell River now offers adventurers countless opportunities for kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing, golfing, boating, hiking, biking, fishing, and scuba diving. This area is host to world-class art galleries, tremendous dining opportunities, and memorable events and festivals.

On the doorstep of both Vancouver and Vancouver Island, the Powell River region offers an array of experiences for travelers of all kinds, no matter the season. Experience the legendary Sunshine Coast Trail and Powell Forest Canoe Route, rock-climb the Eldred Valley, snowshoe in the Knuckleheads; this is the adventure destination you've long been waiting for.


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.

Education & Experience

Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.
Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge & Abilities

Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred care model.
Broad knowledge of BCCNP standards for nursing/psychiatric nursing practice.
Broad knowledge of mental illness and treatment.
Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.
Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
Broad knowledge of counseling skills and group facilitation skills.
Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
Broad knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
Broad knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client.
Demonstrated ability to conduct mental health assessments, and provide treatment planning and crisis intervention.
Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physician, 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 co-operative approach to problem solving within a multidisciplinary setting.
Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities.
Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
Demonstrated ability to work with individuals with diverse backgrounds.
Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve.
Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, leadership and work direction.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

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.