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Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Looking Glass Residence

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Overview

Bring your passion for nursing to BC Children's Hospital where it can flourish. We're the centre of pediatrics in BC and are known for our excellence in patient and family centred care. We know nurses are key to our success, and as a pediatric teaching hospital, we are committed to helping you continually grow your practice through on-site professional development and our renowned preceptor program. Join our high-functioning multidisciplinary team, skilled at both the art of caring and the science of healing in our unique workplace.

Success Profile

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

  • Adaptable
  • Collaborative
  • Compassionate
  • Curious
  • Responsive
  • Team player

Culture

BCCH is a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). PHSA provides specialty health care services to British Columbians. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence. They include: Respect people, Be compassionate, Dare to innovate, Cultivate partnerships, and Serve with purpose.

Testimonials

  • "I help make your very worst day of your life, bringing your child to the emergency department a little bit lighter. A little bit better. Or at least to help to make you feel just a little bit more comfortable in a really scary situation."

    ~ Michelle, RN, emergency department
  • "People would be surprised at the patient connection that you do get [in the operating room]. There's a misconception that there's not a lot of involvement with the patient, because they are asleep for most of the procedure, but during the time that you are with them, it's quite a deep connection, and it's very, very rewarding."

    ~ Vanja, clinical nurse educator, operating room
  • "We have such a great team... in my nursing career I have never been exposed to a team like this where communication, support, resources, and interdisciplinary teamwork is at this level. And it's something that I don't know I would ever be able to leave."

    ~ Jason, RN, pediatric intensive care unit
  • "Frontline staff is all about making connections with the patients, primarily teenagers and children, also the families, really making deep connections with them over time."

    ~Patrick, RN, child and youth mental health

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Defined benefit pension program

  • Continuing education

  • Professionaldevelopment

  • Leaves including maternity, parental and education

  • Flexible scheduling

Job Details

Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse - Looking Glass Residence

Casual Opportunities Available

Wage: $34.83-$45.73 per hour

Location: 4116 Angus Drive, Vancouver BC

Help children and youth dealing with eating disorders.

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’s in it for you

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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

What we do

Looking Glass Residence lookingglassbc.com/residential-care 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). PHSA provides specialized health services to British Columbians, including cancer care, organ transplantation, pediatrics, emergency services, mental health and substance use services. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: https://jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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