18 Jan 2018

Full-Time Psychiatric Nurse

AdminCampbell River, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

Psychiatric Nurse

Job Description

In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

Under the supervision of the Director, Mental Health Services, the position, as part of the adult mental health services team, is responsible for the provision of services to adults with severe acute or persisting mental illness.  The position provides clinical services to clients in both the Hospital and Community settings; provides services that are continuous in all phases of care and support; provides consultation and education to community agencies; participates in service development for the target population; and represents mental health services on various committees.

Qualifications

A. Education, Training and Experience

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses Association of British Columbia (CRPNABC).  Bachelor of Science Nursing or Bachelor of Health Sciences or Bachelor of Arts (Major in Social Sciences) preferred.  Two to three years direct relevant experience dealing with adult mental health and a significant understanding of mental health issues pertaining to the adult mentally ill, the availability of programs and their function in delivering services to this population.  A valid driver’s licence.

B. Skills and Abilities

Demonstrates the following skills and abilities:

  • Knowledge of mental health assessment, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies and community dynamics.
  • Clinical expertise in the full range of mental disorders in adults.
  • Understanding of linkages with community groups and government agencies.
  • Tact, patience and flexibility.
  • Ability to remain calm in crisis situations.
  • Sound judgement.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Non-judgmental attitude.
  • Autonomy and initiative.
  • Team player.
  • Ongoing study and knowledge of trends and developments in the field of mental health clinical practice.

Psychiatric Nurse

Job Categories: Featured. Job Types: Full-Time. Salary: 40,000 - 60,000.

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