Permanent PT Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse, Foxglove Assisted Living

POSITION TITLE: Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse
PROGRAM: Foxglove Assisted Living
UNION: BCGEU
SALARY: $36.23-$47.58 (BCNU Level 3 RN/RPN)
TYPE: Permanent, Part-Time, 0.5 FTE
SCHEDULE: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 9:00am-3:45pm. Must be able to work a combination of evenings and weekends as required. Some on-call work may be required. Schedules are subject to change to meet operational requirements and client needs. Includes a 30-minute unpaid meal break
START DATE: As soon as possible

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2021.209” to: Kevin Parker, Program Manager at the Foxglove, at kparker@raincityhousing.org

ABOUT US

RainCity Housing is an organization that makes a difference in people’s lives. With a goal of providing a home for everyone, RainCity’s programs sustain relationships, strengthen communities and make change for people experiencing homelessness and mental health, trauma and substance use issues. We invite you to be a part of the change.

DIVERSITY

RainCity Housing serves a diverse group of people and we need a staff group that reflects the diversity. People of diverse backgrounds and cultures are encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Nurse assesses, identifies, plans, implements and evaluates the nursing care required to assist Foxglove Assisted Living team clients in meeting their physical, social, spiritual and psychological needs. The Nurse works within the team’s interdisciplinary clinical framework to provide client centered and strengths based care in accordance with the CRNBC/CRPNBC Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and values and established policy and protocols of RainCity Housing and the Foxglove Assisted Living team. The Nurse provides treatment services that are both inclusionary and flexible for individuals with mental illness, addictions and/or chronic medical conditions and ensures integration and continuity across the care continuum. The Nurse establishes and maintains relationships with, and consults with, service and housing providers, clients, their families and colleagues to provide appropriate treatment services based on best practices and client need. The Nurse performs duties such as intake, mental and physical health and addictions assessment, treatment planning, crisis intervention, consultation, and individual counseling.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

Foxglove Assisted Living: The 23-unit assisted living floor will have dedicated medication management, psychosocial rehabilitation, support for minor medical issues and work in partnership with Fraser Health services such as Mental Health and Substance Use and Home Health. Other hospitality services include meals and laundry. There will also be a part-time nurse on site twenty hours a week for tenants to access. This section of Foxglove will also be staffed twenty-four hours a day over three separate shifts. Folks in this space will have access to Indigenous Cultural Liaisons who will create programing connected to culture and build relationships with participants. There will be a Peer Support Specialist available seven days a week as well. The referral pathway for these twenty-three units will come from Fraser Health.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Baccalaureate in Nursing or Health Sciences (Psychiatric Nursing).
  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
  • Three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health, addiction and chronic medical concerns.
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid class 5 BC Drivers License and acceptable driver’s abstract. Will require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client and family centred model.
  • Broad knowledge of diagnoses, treatment and support resources in the areas of mental illness, substance use, physical health, including HIV and Hepatitis C.
  • Broad knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness and problematic substance use.
  • Knowledge of harm reduction principles and activities.
  • Basic knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to client, including the Residential Tenancy Act and the BC Mental Health Act.
  • Demonstrated understanding of oppression and marginalization, specifically as related to people with experience of a mental illness, addiction, or homelessness.
  • Ability to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a downtown environment and be flexible and creative in providing services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.