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Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
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Perm F/T
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.

Position Summary

We are currently seeking Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse. This role could be perfect for you if you work best in a team-oriented, dynamic work environment and are willing to adapt throughout the developmental stages of this new start-up facility. This means, we need your creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and passion to help develop and deliver high quality, patient-centered care.

What you'll be doing

As part of an interdisciplinary team the Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse provides direct health care services to patients presenting with a wide variety of complex addictions and mental health issues. The nurse performs physical, addiction, and mental status assessments; refers patients to the physician for further examination; and administers prescribed treatments and medications. The nurse also observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents patient progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes, and performs a variety of health care interventions. The nurse is expected to provide counselling, education, and support to individual patients as well as in a group therapy environment using a motivational and health promotion approach. The nurse works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, families, and the community.
• Implement the principles and practices of a patient and family centered recovery model in mental health and addictions treatment.
• Conduct comprehensive mental health and addiction risk assessments, formulate treatment and discharge plans and provide crisis intervention.
• Perform Detox assessments.
• Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
• Assess patients daily for care needs and follow up; consult with doctors and clinical team members about patient care.
• Collaborate with patients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients, families, and communities.
• Assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention.
• Analyze and synthesize all available information for the development of an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with patients and families.
• Identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care.
• Provide safe and respectful health care planning and direction to maximize patient health and wellbeing.
• Develop and implement evidence-based strategies to improve care and participate in creating and evaluating health care policies.
• Conduct day-to-day care delivery to patients and administer medications Act in the nurse in charge position as required
• Mentor and act as a preceptor for students as required

What we're looking for

• Bachelor or Diploma from an accredited Psychiatric Nursing college or Bachelor of Nursing from an accredited nursing college
• Two (2) years recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
• Current First Aid/CPR Certification for health care providers (Level 1 or greater).
• Comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addictions, and concurrent disorders, and the treatment and principles of recovery in mental illness and addictions, including suicide prevention, treatment, and emergency response.
• Comprehensive knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency, addictions treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects), and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
• Knowledge of evidence-based best practices and issues in the care and treatment of mental disorders, addictions, and concurrent disorders.
• Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of patients.
• Knowledge of community, social, and mental health resources.
• Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
• Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.

As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, and as required by BC Health Authorities, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Ravensview requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.

Homewood Ravensview acknowledges with respect the WSÁNEĆ people on whose territory it operates and recognizes that their historical relationship with the land continues to this day.

Why work with us

Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.

Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.

What Our Team Has To Say

I work in a team-oriented atmosphere. Its the type of environment that makes you enjoy coming to work every day.

- Allison,Return to Work Services

Every day I feel well supported and I know that my work is appreciated at every level of the organization.

- Tamaura,Homewood Health Centre

Its gratifying to know that the services we provide through this vital work truly make a difference.

- Gabor,Stay at Work Services