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Casual - Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - Looking Glass Residence

Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Looking Glass Residence

BC Children's Hospital

Vancouver BC


Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021.


Looking Glass Residence is a voluntary treatment program for youth and young adults (age 16-24). It is for those who wish to take part in an intensive live-in program that focuses on exploring and maintaining recovery.


What you’ll do

  • Working as part of an inter-professional team and within an evidence-based, trauma- informed model of care, support all aspects of therapeutic care of patients with behavioral, emotional, and psychiatric presentations and their families/caregivers.
  • Provide and coordinate nursing care services such as patient assessment, patient and family teaching, and health promotion activities for mental health patients and their families.
  • Ensure patient records are current and complete.
  • Plan and provide direct patient care.
  • Identify and meet your own learning needs.
  • Participate in staff and student orientation and continuing education by preceptoring and role-modelling.
  • Explain the theoretical rationale for nursing decisions.
  • Contribute information as a member of the health care team.
  • Promote the implementation and evaluation of nursing research and quality monitoring activities as directed by participating in nursing committees, and by keeping current through attendance at education and in-service opportunities.

What you bring

  • Graduated from an approved School of Nursing
  • Current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP.)
  • One (1) year of recent, related clinical experience working within a child and/or youth mental health setting relevant to the service area within the BC Children’s Mental Health Program or an equivalent combination of education, training or experience.
  • Knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioral, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric problems in children and youth; subspecialty areas such as Eating Disorders, Neuropsychiatry, etc.
  • Broad knowledge of trauma-informed practice including collaborative problem solving.
  • Knowledge of child and youth developmental theory.

You have the ability to:

  • Communicate effectively, verbally and in writing.
  • Relate effectively to children/adolescents and their families.
  • Participate as a member of the multidisciplinary care team, work independently, and be a nursing resource.
  • Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.
  • Demonstrate effective CPR techniques.


What we bring


Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.



Casual Opportunities Available


Wage: $36.23/hr. - $47.58/hr. per hour


Location: 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC


Hours of Work: 0700-1900; 1900-0700


What we do


Looking Glass Residence is a 14-bed residential treatment facility for young men and women aged 16 to 24, with anorexia, bulimia, binge-eating, and other eating disorders. Looking Glass Residence is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).


The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.


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PHSA and Looking Glass Residence are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.