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Licensed Practical Nurse - New Grad - Women’s Substance Use Program, Heartwood

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Overview

As a BCMHSUS nurse, you bring your patient-care expertise to assist in the care for clients dealing with some of the most complex combinations of mental health, substance use and physical health issues. You could work within forensic psychiatric services for people involved with the criminal justice system, or within health care services for inmates incarcerated in provincial correctional facilities. You would perform both physical and mental health assessments, refer, treat, and evaluate clients; as well as document client records. You would work in an innovative and collaborative environment with other health care professionals, clients, and communities.

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful BCMHSUS nurse at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Open-minded
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Understanding

Culture

BCMHSUS is a province-wide resource for people who are affected by problematic substance use, mental health issues and health care concerns. The goal is to support people to regain their health, benefit from treatment, and eventually return to community life, with continued support for recovery. The service integrates mental health, substance use and primary care to provide a holistic approach and focuses on a person’s individual strengths.

Testimonials

  • "There are a few reasons I like working at Burnaby Centre: being part of the team and feeling supported and encouraged every day; there's a sense of family with all my colleagues; and we all support each other in a common goal of providing the best care possible to our clients."

    ~ Michelle, Clinic Nurse, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health
  • "There's a real humanity to it. We get to deal with a patient one on one. Whereas with hospital nursing, you're usually dealing with seven to ten patients at a time. So you really get to know the clients and what some of their issues are, and you start to build a rapport and build trust and that can happen over time. Then you do see them out in the community, and they're successful. That's always a good feeling."

    ~ Raelene, Clinic Nurse, Correctional Health Services
  • "I work with my best friends every day; we're very close due to the acuity of the environment—we operate according to team principles. We provide team nursing here, which is a little bit different that other more traditional nursing environments. It's pretty rewarding."

    ~ Mandi, Clinical Nurse Leader, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

  • Defined benefit pension program

  • Maternity/parental/educational leaves

  • Compensation

  • Variety

Job Details

As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

In addition to providing specialized mental health and addiction services, BCMHSUS also provides provincial leadership in mental health and addiction research, education and knowledge exchange, and health promotion and illness prevention in support of system-wide improvements.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an Program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect peopleBe compassionateDare to innovateCultivate partnershipsServe with purpose

Licensed Practical Nurse - Women’s Substance Use Program
Heartwood Centre

Casual

$27.87-$31.15 per hour
4500 Oak Street. Vancouver, BC

The Heartwood Centre for Women is a voluntary 90-day residential treatment program where staff and residents work together to create a wholesome, therapeutic environment.  Heartwood provides trauma-informed treatment for substance dependency and other concurrent disorders, including trauma.

What you'll do:

  • Works collaboratively with the interprofessional team to provide tertiary care services to women with substance dependence, concurrent disorder and chronic disease.   
  • Identifies and monitors women’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including psychosocial, physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual needs. 
  • Plans, implements and evaluates nursing care within an interdisciplinary clinical framework in accordance with Standards of Practice for the Licensed Practical Nurses of British Columbia and consistent with the mission, vision and values of British Columbia’s Children & Women’s Hospital and BC Mental Health & Addictions Services as well as with established protocols.

What you bring:

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. 
  • Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). 
  • This job requires that the incumbent be female.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to organize work and follow instructions accurately.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.

We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.

Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca

For more information about the, please visit the website BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services at: www.bcmhsus.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.



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