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 Clinical Coordinator or designate, the Developmental Disability Community Mental Health Nurse is a member of an interdisciplinary care team that works within the organization s framework and standards, within a habilitative focused model. This role provides, nursing and clinical assessments, intervention, treatment, outreach and consultation services to individuals with developmental disabilities and co-existing mental health disorder, severe challenging behavior and or substance misuse, within the Vancouver Island/Gulf Island areas..
Travel is a requirement of this position. Transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority in accordance with the service assignment and may require the use of a personal vehicle.
Registration with BC College of Nursing Professionals as a practicing RN registrant or a practicing RPN registrant. Canadian Nurses Association certification in Psychiatric/Mental Health Nursing; Recognized post basic education related to psychiatric nursing and/or mental illness; Two (2) years recent related experience including working with persons with developmental disabilities and/or mental heath and addictions disorders; A significant understanding of developmental disabilities, mental health and/or alcohol and drug use issues; Knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act, the Health Care (Consent) and Care Facility (Admission) Act and the Guardianship Act; Knowledge of available programs such as community agencies, partner organizations including Provincial Assessment Center, Community Living BC and Ministry of Children & Family Development, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering care in the community to persons with developmental disabilities, mental health and addictions illnesses; Knowledge of developmental disabilities, mental health and/or alcohol and drug use assessments, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies, the change process, and community dynamics; or An equivalent combination of education, training and experience
Valid BC Driver's License.