as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the general direction of the team leader or designate, serves as a Mental Health & Addictions Nurse in a multidisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment or intensive outreach team.
Services are primarily provided in community settings but may also occur in facility settings as required. Provides core mental health and addictions services including assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for clients in partnership with client, family and community health care resources.
In response to an identified client rehabilitation plan, develops, plans, implements, and maintains a full range of clinical services and client centered rehabilitation programs.
Education, Training And Experience
RN or RPN diploma plus a minimum of one year's recent psychiatric nursing experience with adults with a variety of mental disorders.
A minimum of six months of experience supporting mental health clients in a community setting or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Registration with the College of Nurses of British Columbia or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia.
Current CPR certification required.
Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) model; assessment and treatment and case management methodologies; learning theories of mental disorder and intervention strategies.
Knowledge of relevant mental health and addictions legislation including legal statutory boundaries governing consumer rights.
Knowledge of community mental health and addictions programs, services, resources and promotion. Knowledge of other health disciplines (including primary care physicians) and their role in client care.
Skills And Abilities