Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses
City : Victoria
Category : Part-time Salaried
Industry : Nursing
Employer : Homewood Health Inc.
Make a difference in a growing, innovative mental health organization and centre of excellence in people-centered care. Work with supportive colleagues who are passionate about improving lives and champions for quality and continuous learning.
We have immediate, rewarding career opportunities for Casual Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatrist Nurses to join our amazing team at Ravensview, part of Homewood Health, the national leader in mental health and addictions treatment in Canada.
What’s in it for you?
- A starting wage above the industry average
- Comprehensive benefits and RRSP-matching program
- Free staff parking
- Onsite dining room with gourmet meals prepared by our Red-Seal Chef
- Onsite training including nationally-recognized CARES Program, first aid and the opportunity to develop knowledge of mental health and addictions care in our Ravensview Monthly Grand Rounds Education Series
- Access to professionally-designed fitness facility, serene outdoor spaces for walking and running, and direct access to John Dean Park
Homewood Ravensview is a private 75-bed mental health, trauma and addiction facility offering evidence-based, medically-led, inpatient services for first responders, military, veterans, executives & professionals, adults, and young adults. Located in North Saanich on 28 acres of forested hillside, Homewood Ravensview offers clients a comfortable and safe environment featuring serene ocean views from spacious rooms, welcoming common areas and a world-class team of physicians, psychiatrists, counsellors and 24-hour nursing professionals.
You will be an integral part of a collaborative team focused on delivering seamless services and programs to our clients and customers
We are currently seeking Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse. This role could be perfect for you if you work best in a team-oriented, dynamic work environment and are willing to adapt throughout the developmental stages of this new start-up facility. This means, we need your creativity, flexibility, collaboration, and passion to help develop and deliver high quality, patient-centered care.
As part of an interdisciplinary team the Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse provides direct health care services to patients presenting with a wide variety of complex addictions and mental health issues. The nurse performs physical, addiction, and mental status assessments; refers patients to the physician for further examination; and administers prescribed treatments and medications. The nurse also observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents patient progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes, and performs a variety of health care interventions. The nurse is expected to provide counselling, education, and support to individual patients as well as in a group therapy environment using a motivational and health promotion approach. The nurse works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, families, and the community.
What you’ll be doing
- Implement the principles and practices of a patient and family centered recovery model in mental health and addictions treatment.
- Conduct comprehensive mental health and addiction risk assessments, formulate treatment and discharge plans and provide crisis intervention.
- Perform Detox assessments.
- Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self-care, and prognosis.
- Assess patients daily for care needs and follow up; consult with doctors and clinical team members about patient care.
- Collaborate with patients and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients, families, and communities.
- Assess and recognize population health trends; ability to plan and implement strategies for population based prevention.
- Analyze and synthesize all available information for the development of an individualized treatment plan in collaboration with patients and families.
- Identify and respond appropriately to legal and ethical issues that may arise in patient care.
- Provide safe and respectful health care planning and direction to maximize patient health and wellbeing.
- Develop and implement evidence-based strategies to improve care and participate in creating and evaluating health care policies.
- Conduct day-to-day care delivery to patients and administer medications Act in the nurse in charge position as required
- Mentor and act as a preceptor for students as required
What we're looking for:
- Bachelor or Diploma from an accredited Psychiatric Nursing college or Bachelor of Nursing from an accredited nursing college
- Two (2) years recent related experience in a mental health and/or substance use setting.
- Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
- Current First Aid/CPR Certification for health care providers (Level 1 or greater).
- Comprehensive knowledge of mental disorders, addictions, and concurrent disorders, and the treatment and principles of recovery in mental illness and addictions, including suicide prevention, treatment, and emergency response.
- Comprehensive knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, chemical dependency, addictions treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects), and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills.
- Knowledge of evidence-based best practices and issues in the care and treatment of mental disorders, addictions, and concurrent disorders.
- Knowledge of the Mental Health Act as it applies to the rights and obligations of patients.
- Knowledge of community, social, and mental health resources.
- Advanced assessment and diagnostic reasoning skills.
- Awareness and acknowledgement of the value of using measurement-based care when supporting patients/clients to help guide clinical decision making; experience an asset.
- Ability to effectively manage conflict situations and aggressive behaviour and use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioural management techniques.
As part of our commitment to the health and safety of our patients, staff and community from COVID-19, and as required by BC Health Authorities, subject to any accommodation required by applicable human rights legislation, Homewood Ravensview requires that all staff have received all required doses of a COVID-19 vaccine approved by Health Canada.
Homewood Ravensview acknowledges with respect the WSÁNEĆ people on whose territory it operates and recognizes that their historical relationship with the land continues to this day.
Why work with us
Homewood Health is Canada’s largest and leading service provider for medically focused, evidence-based treatment of mental health and addiction disorders. Our organizational culture values service excellence, integrity, collaboration and innovation. Our people make a difference!
As an equal opportunity employer, Homewood Health is committed to employment accessibility, diversity, equity and inclusion. For this reason, we encourage applications from members of equity-seeking groups including women, racialized and indigenous communities, persons with disabilities, and persons of all sexual orientations and gender identities/expressions.
Join us at Homewood Health™ and be part of a diverse team helping Canadians live healthier, more productive and fulfilling lives.