Reporting to the nurse manager, Registered Nurses (RNs) / Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) provide primary health care services in a home setting to residents with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, addictions, mental health and general health issues. RNs/RPNs provide empathetic, compassionate and nonjudgmental care to all residents and patients, grounded in a harm reduction, strength-based and community-oriented philosophy of care.
The RN/RPN performs physical, addiction and mental health assessments, refers residents to the physician and/or the psychiatrist for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications. They observe, monitor, evaluate and documents progress, symptoms, and behavioural changes and performs a variety of health care interventions.
This role provides treatment and recovery support using health promotion and harm reduction approaches. The RN/RPN works collaboratively with the internal team, other health care professionals, residents, family and community.
Please include a cover letter in your application!
- Providing primary care to residents presenting with a wide variety of and complexity of illnesses and diseases.
- Performs physical, addictions and mental health assessments, collects specimens, refers residents to physicians and/ or psychiatrists for further examination; administers medications according to protocols and makes appropriate adjustments.
- Observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents resident’s progress, symptoms and behavioral changes and provides a variety of healthcare interventions.
- Provides education, instruction, and support either one-to-one or in small groups using health promotion, harm reduction, and community-building approaches regarding sexual health, nutrition, communicable diseases, mental health, addictions and other topics as necessary.
- Works collaboratively with internal team, other health professionals, residents, family and community in the identification and resolution of health issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas, and coordination and integration of care.
- Works within an intensive community/housing environment maintaining a high level of empathy and compassion while understanding and implementing compassionately informed boundaries.
- Maintains accurate computerized and paper records in accordance with established procedures and policies; prepares and maintains statistical information, correspondence, reports and other documentation.
- Uses appropriate supplies and equipment in accordance with organizational standards and safe practice guidelines. Problem-solves equipment malfunctions with technical staff. Handles, stores, and disposes of workplace hazardous materials and sharps in accordance to policies and procedures.
- Maintains an awareness of current Occupation Health & Safety guidelines and standards. Responds to incidents such as missing residents, injuries to staff or visitors, aggressive and/or disruptive behaviors; critical incidents.
- Participates in team & program activities to enhance and optimize the delivery of care and facilitate evidence-based nursing practice. Promotes quality management principles.
- Demonstrates and/or provides guidance on clinical and health-related tasks to designated caregivers and guides the clinical experience of assigned students and new staff; provides input to the manager and/or designate as requested on individual’s progress in achieving established standards of nursing care.
- Maintains standards of nursing practice and develops professional competence through in-service, inter-disciplinary case conferences, team meetings and other educational means, as required by the employer.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and experience
- Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) is required.
- Baccalaureate in Nursing.
- Minimum of two years recent experience working in primary health care with vulnerable populations.
- Certificates in CPR and First AID, RN BCCDC Immunization, Phlebotomy, Advanced wound care.
Terms of employment
This is a great opportunity for experienced nurses looking to be part of innovative new interventions for people who engage in drug and alcohol use. Our nursing shifts are days and evenings only, no nights!
PHS embraces a diverse and inclusive working environment that is reflective of the communities served. We are a pragmatic and compassionate organization with a committed and supportive team environment.
Job Types: Full-time, permanent
Salary: $33.06 – $44.06 per hour
How to apply
Your application MUST include a cover letter identifying the position title you are applying for, and the qualities and competencies that would make you a suitable candidate.
Please send resumes to firstname.lastname@example.org today!