Are you seeking a new and exciting opportunity as a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada? We seek passionate and experienced individuals to join our team as Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses in Canada. With a focus on patient care and ongoing professional development, this is a great chance to take your career to the next level.
As a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada, you will be responsible for providing exceptional care to patients and supporting them through their medical journey. This may include administering medication, assisting with procedures, and providing emotional support to patients and their families. With a focus on patient care, this is an excellent opportunity to make a real difference in people’s lives.
Working as a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada can be a rewarding experience, providing you with a stable income, job security, and opportunities for personal and professional growth. With a robust healthcare system and focus on patient care, Canada is a great place to start or continue your nursing career.
We are looking for individuals who are passionate about patient care, possess excellent communication skills, and are committed to ongoing professional development. Previous experience as a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse is preferred but not necessary as we provide training to all our new employees.
If you’re ready to take the next step in your nursing career and join a team committed to providing exceptional care, don’t hesitate to apply for this fantastic opportunity. Join us as a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in Canada today!
Job Classification for CRESST (South Fraser): CH1, Bargaining Unit: HSA
Job Classification for CRESST (Fraser Valley): CH1, Bargaining Unit: BCNU & UPN
By the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, and working collaboratively and in partnership with the interprofessional care team in the provision of person-centered and recovery-oriented care, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse provides and coordinates the delivery of psychiatric nursing care services to clients. The RN/RPN sets priorities and assigns and delegates tasks to support staff through direct care activities, including assessments, crisis intervention, client and family education, and health promotion activities. An acute or situational psychiatric crisis could lead to psychiatric de-compensation.
- Intervenes to stabilize clients in acute psychiatric or situational crises by utilizing supportive counseling and therapeutic interventions and providing a safe and supportive environment.
- Screens potential admissions for appropriateness as required using screening tools and admission criteria policy and procedure to ensure clients fit the CRESST mandate and that the facility can provide safe care.
- Provides assessment, planning, implementation, and evaluation of assigned clients’ nursing care by reviewing client/family history, conducting physical/psycho-social/mental status assessments, monitoring medical and psychiatric conditions, providing psycho-education, performing planned interventions, and evaluating outcomes.
- Completes admission process by interviewing clients and documenting information in clients” charts, including clients’ history, current status, and identification of potential safety risks.
- Collaborates with Program Coordinator and Psychiatrist regarding clients’ mental/medical status, and response to treatment, medication, and readiness for discharge, by communication through scheduled and unscheduled meetings/phone calls. Communicates with a primary therapist/case manager by faxing confirmation of admission and discharge summaries. Obtains collateral information from and provides status and progress reports to primary therapist/case managers, doctors, and other related agencies through meetings or telephone contacts.
- Identifies clients’ mental/medical needs continuously by observing, interviewing, and completing a physical assessment. Makes clinical decisions and takes action based on these assessments.
- Makes necessary arrangements and facilitates hospital admission, as required, for psychiatric or medical emergencies that can not be dealt with at CRESST. It uses methods such as obtaining directions from an authorized prescriber, phoning the hospital to advise emergency room staff of pending arrival, conveying useful collateral information, calling an ambulance, police, or family to transport the client, and completing transfer records. For medical client concerns of a less urgent nature, facilitates a doctor’s appointment.
- Empowers clients with their illness or life stressors by educating them in groups, one-on-one counseling and family meetings, alternate coping methods, life skills, and education regarding illness and medications.
- Ensures consistent, safe care by completing and reviewing client-focused care plans. For accuracy and completion, ensure that legal documentation requirements are met by reviewing the client’s chart, Kardex, and medication administration record (MAR). Provides necessary documentation for charts by photocopying necessary paperwork.
- Provides discharge support to clients by providing them with community resource information and assisting them in the decision-making process relative to appropriate support.
- Ensures the client gets the necessary medication or treatment by obtaining, clarifying, following the prescriber’s orders, and communicating with the pharmacy.
- Ensures appropriate client treatment interventions by consulting with a primary therapist/case manager and doctors regarding client history and treatment modes.
- Ensures that steps are taken to keep at-risk clients safe and ensure compliance with the Community Care Facility Act and Adult Care Regulations by reporting, as required, AWOL clients to the police, Program Coordinator, primary therapist/case manager, and family.
- Ensures that client concerns, especially safety issues and serious incidents, are addressed by taking appropriate clinical action, such as completing severe incident reports, reporting, and seeking direction from Program Coordinator or Manager.
- Communicates facility concerns and client issues, emphasizing safety, by reporting same to the team, verbally and in writing in the chart, kardex, group book, serious incident report, MAR, and log book. Relays information to the next shift by providing a brief verbal report highlighting safety issues and any other issues and situations that may need to be immediately addressed.
- Facilitates client recreation activity by connecting them with community resources and encouraging them to participate in facility recreation activity programs. Ensures that client receives required service by accompanying and driving them to appointments, as warranted.
- Contributes to interprofessional team participation by setting priorities and assigning and delegating tasks to care, aides—And other support staff.
- Calls in staff as required, based on predetermined guidelines. Seeks prior approval for overtime through management fan-out list and confirms the staff availability for coverage.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Graduation from an approved Nursing Program with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year of recent, related mental health and substance use experience in an acute/sub-acute/community setting or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Standard First Aid and CPR level C (or equivalent). Valid Class 5 BC driver’s License and access to a personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.
- Ability to complete initial and ongoing mental health and substance use client assessment and provide nursing care through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, and safety-type interventions.
- Applied knowledge of crisis intervention, de-escalation techniques, and suicide risk assessments.
- Knowledge of mental illness and substance use treatment.
- Knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side effects).
- Counseling and group facilitation skills.
- Knowledge of legislation, government policies, and procedures related to mental health and substance use practices.
- Ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing with clients, families/caregivers, the public, medical staff, and members of the interprofessional care team.
- Ability to promote person-centered care that demonstrates empathy for clients/families/caregivers, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, including advocacy for special populations.
- Ability to educate clients, families/caregivers about topics essential to their health care and well-being.
- Ability to organize and prioritize work.
- Ability to collaborate with and promote cooperation among members of the interprofessional care team.
- Ability to use factual information, fundamental principles, and procedures to support nursing decisions and actions with relevant research-based evidence/evidence-informed practice.
- Ability to operate related equipment, including relevant computer applications.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.