Mental Health & Addictions Nurse Withdrawal Management Services (RN/RPN)
Vancouver Island Health Authority
Comox Valley MH & Addiction Services Courtenay, BC, CA
10d ago
  • In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone;
  • as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.

    Reporting to the Manager or designate and utilizing a holistic approach for client assessments, planning, organizing, and implementing care following the bio-

    psychosocial-spiritual model, and in accordance with established standard, policies and practices. The Nurse provides care to clients with substance abuse / co-

    occurring disorders through all phases and in a variety of community settings such as detox, stabilization, in-home, and out-

    reach for withdrawal management at various locations.

    QUALIFICATIONS :

    Education, Training And Experience

    Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).

    Graduate of a recognized school of nursing. Up to two years recent related experience working with clients with addictions and concurrent disorders in a variety of settings including detox, stabilization, in-home and outpatient.

    Knowledge of the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (2nd ed). Current CPR certification.Knowledge of applicable legislation.

  • Knowledge of available programs and services, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community;
  • or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

    Current First Aid certification. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certificate within first three (3) months of employment.

    Possession of valid Class 5 Driver's License.

    Skills And Abilities

  • Working knowledge of chemical dependency, including the pathophysiology of substance abuse and withdrawal.
  • Working knowledge of the bio-psychosocial spiritual model of care and best practices for co-occurring disorders.
  • Working knowledge of community resources.
  • Ability to work with seriously addicted and mentally ill clients and their families.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to exercise critical thinking skills to analyze and resolve problems.
  • Ability to work independently, organize workload, and establish and carry out priorities.
  • Ability to facilitate groups and demonstrate leadership through teaching, coaching and mentoring.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of an inter-disciplinary team.
  • Demonstrated ability to deal effectively with internal and external contacts including community and facility contacts, staff, physicians, clients, families, agencies.
  • Ability to tolerate stress and deal with a wide range of medical, mental health, behavioural and emotional issues.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to operate related equipment; basic computer skills.
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