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Registered Nurse/New Grad, Eating Disorder Program - BC Children's Hospital
Registered Nurse, Eating Disorders
BC Children’s Hospital Mental Health
Multiple Opportunities Available!
A Registered Nurse with the Eating Disorder Program at BC Children’s Hospital is responsible for comprehensive, interdisciplinary specialized program to assess and treat child and adolescents with eating disorders. The program is comprised of outpatient, day treatment and inpatient services and emphasizes the involvement of parents/caregivers in the delivery of care. Any child/or adolescent (up to the age of 18) who, in the opinion of a community provider, and is struggling with an eating disorder may be referred for an assessment at the provincial program. The program encourages consultations and referrals to promote the early identification of an eating disorder, since early treatment is consistent with improved outcomes.
Due to our current pandemic our bed capacity is 8, and meets the needs of those children and youth with acute needs that are deemed best managed through a brief period of hospitalization, While there are some variation in the length of stay, the average is currently 90 days.
What you’ll do
- Maintain patient records by performing activities such as collecting and documenting information including health care information regarding patients and their families, nursing observations, telephone communications, interventions, teaching and care evaluations to ensure that patient records are current and complete.
- Plan direct care for the patient by performing activities such as reviewing patient/family history, developing a care plan specific for the patient and family, and meeting with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan.
- Provide direct patient care and support, including physical, psychiatric and meal support, to patients in accordance with operational policy and standards specific to the service area. Collaborate with other members of the health care team to evaluate patient care.
- Teach by providing and explaining information, demonstrating procedures and use of equipment, checking the learner’s use of procedures, techniques and equipment and evaluating the effectiveness of the selected teaching methods.
- Identify own learning needs, reviews these with the Program Director, or delegate, and engages in a variety of activities to meet these needs.
- Participate in the orientation and continuing education of staff and students by preceptoring and role-modelling.
- Act as a clinical resource/support person to patients and families and nursing and health care professionals by explaining the theoretical rationale for nursing decisions.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved Nursing Program with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- 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; subspecialties 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 will have the ability to:
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Relate effectively to children/adolescents and their families.
- Participate as a member of multidisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource.
- Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.
- Demonstrate effective CPR techniques.
- Physically perform the duties of the position.
- Operate related equipment.
- Physically carry out the duties of the position.
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.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- 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.
Multiple Opportunities; Regular Full-Time, Regular Part-Time, Temporary Full-Time, Temporary Part-Time, and Casual
Wage: $36.23 to $47.58 per hour
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver
Rotating Schedule; 0700-1900, 1030-2230 and 1900-0700 hrs
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) bcchildrens.ca provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children from across British Columbia. BCCH 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 BCCH 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.
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