If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!
Community Living British Columbia [CLBC] is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strives to adhere to the corporate vision of 'Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.'
The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is the designated tertiary care mental health service for individuals aged 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behavioural concern. PAC provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for dually diagnosed individuals. Our team includes physicians, nurses, occupational therapists, art therapist, behavioural consultant, psychologist, social worker, dietician, mental health support workers, plus a dedicated administration and support services team. In 2019, PAC moved to its new building (Healing Spirit House) in Coquitlam.
As a Nurse 4 at CLBC, you will work collaboratively to provide psychiatric and physical care for individuals admitted to PAC as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Key responsibilities include:
Assessing the physical and mental status of individuals, measuring and recording client data; tracking outcomes, observing and reporting all changes in any aspect of the clients psychiatric, physical or behavioural conditions
Implementing positive behavioural support plans (PBSP) evaluating outcomes to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients, forwarding feedback to inform the behavioural support team
Providing direct care in accordance with the behavioural support plan, which includes performing protocols and interventions, implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting individual needs
Assisting individuals to learn problem-solving methods to meet their optimum levels in the least restrictive manner
Prepares and presents pertinent information at planning and clinical meetings
Administering prescribed medications and treatments or other procedures as required
Making recommendations to the behavioural support team for prevention and/or improvement of an individual's care area
You must be able to
Operate equipment to lift patients in and out of tubs for washing and in and out of beds and wheelchairs
Use weigh scales, Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, stretchers and bath chairs while attending to individual
Ensure the safety of individuals and/or staff by using progressive, verbal and/or physical intervention techniques, up to performing restraint techniques including MANDT and Code White
Current registration with CRPNBC and/or CRNBC as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
First aid and CPR level C is required.
Good working knowledge of progressive verbal and/or physical intervention techniques and ability to interact with unpredictable, aggressive and/or acting out behaviours.
Class 5 driver's license
This is an auxiliary position. Auxiliaries may cover vacancies or maternity, vacation, sick or long term leaves of varying lengths.
Classification/Salary: Nurse 4 / $30.11 to $40.02 hourly
This role requires employees to work a rotational work schedule in this 24/7 tertiary mental health facility.
Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act) and are required to provide a clean Driver's Abstract.
Closing date: Ongoing
Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter online to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by email or other methods will not be considered.
Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.