Temporary FT Nurse 4 – Clinical Coordinator, Assertive Community Treatment Team

POSITION TITLE: Nurse 4 – Clinical Coordinator
PROGRAM: Assertive Community Treatment Team
UNION: BCNU
SALARY: $43.09-$52.82 (BCNU Level 4 RN/RPN)
TYPE: Full-Time Position, 1.0 FTE
SCHEDULE: To be discussed. 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

Pursuant to the Provincial Health Officer’s Order, the incumbent of this position is required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. We will only consider applicants who are fully vaccinated, or who have received an exemption from the Provincial Health Office. Proof of either must be provided in advance of any offer of employment being made.

Must have your own vehicle and be able to use it for transporting clients. Clear driving record and Class 5 Drivers License (Learners and New drivers licenses are not sufficient). You will be reimbursed the difference between business and casual use insurance. Must be willing and able to drive between the Vancouver and Richmond communities.

To apply please include your resume, with a cover letter describing your suitability for this position, in an email with the subject line of “job2022.167” to: Chelsea Bromley, Program Manager at the ACT Team, at cbromley@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 Clinical Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the ACT Team services. They provide leadership to the transdisciplinary team and coordinate and facilitate daily clinical activities. Works collaboratively with transdisciplinary team, physicians, and other health care services to achieve excellence in care. Supervise and evaluate staff, providing leadership as a clinical resource and mentor to the ACT Team nursing staff and the transdisciplinary mental health team, including assisting with professional development to achieve the short- and long-term goals of the team. They provide leadership in the planning and implementation of quality, innovative and creative approaches for delivering client centred and strength-based care in accordance with the CRNBC/CRPNBC Standards of Practice and consistent with the mission, vision and valued and established policy and protocols of RainCity Housing and the ACT team. The Clinical Coordinator assists the Team Lead with administrative duties, including staffing, scheduling, approving leaves of absences, and the payroll process.

PROGRAM SUMMARY

ACT is an evidence-based transdisciplinary mental health team that has a client-staff ratio of 10:1, with 80% of the work occurring in the community. Crisis support is available seven days a week, 12 hours a day. Program staff are closely involved in hospital admissions and discharges. The RainCity ACT team also provides housing opportunities for clients using a ‘housing first’ scattered site approach. Clients are offered immediate access to rent supplements so they have the opportunity to live in the same kinds of permanent independent apartments that are typically available to people without mental illness, and the rent supplements are provided without requiring participation in psychiatric or substance use treatment. Self-determination, choice and harm reduction are at the centre of all considerations with respect to the provision of housing and support services.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing or Health Sciences (Psychiatric Nursing)
  • Three (3) years’ recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health, addiction, and chronic medical concerns, including one (1) year of related administrative/supervisory experience
  • Or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid class 5 BC Drivers License and acceptable drivers abstract. Will require the use of a personal vehicle.

Knowledge and Abilities

  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective clinical leadership, supervision, and work direction.
  • 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.