Nurse Clinician, Outpatient Mental Health Services (Compass Program)
BC Children's Hospital
4500 Oak Street, Vancouver, BC
Casual opportunities available
Compass is a province-wide service that supports evidenced-based care for all BC children and youth (ages 0-25) living with mental health and substance use concerns. Compass supports community care providers with the information, advice, and resources they need to deliver appropriate and timely care.
What you'll do
- Manage all referrals received by the Outpatient Department (OPD) by reviewing, assessing, prioritizing and making decisions to send to the appropriate specialty clinic and/or community resources.
- Maintain written communication with referral sources and families regarding referral decisions and community based resources. Ensure referrals are tracked in the mental health database.
- Coordinate and initiate assessments and post-assessment referrals by gathering information from the referral source, responding to patient, family and health care members' inquiries, evaluating information to identify priority of service and suitability of admission into program, and liaising with health services staff.
- Act as an educational resource and develop teaching plans for patients, families and health care providers in the hospital and community settings.
- Lead and participate as a member of the health care team in patient case conferences for patient review, admissions, discharges and ongoing program evaluation.
- Provide input on a variety of care issues, collaborating with the assessment/triage team, assessing the patient’s needs during the intake procedure.
- Develop, implement and assess the effectiveness of individualized care plans for each patient using a relevant nursing model at an advanced level.
- Identify, plan and develop educational resources such for patients and healthcare professionals.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
- Current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Three (3) years' recent, related experience with working children, adolescents and families with Mental Health disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current CPR and CPI training.
- Broad knowledge of British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP) standards for nursing/psychiatric nursing practice.
- Comprehensive knowledge and demonstrated skills in individual, family and group therapy.
You have demonstrated ability to
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
- Make decisions in an independent manner in a clinical setting.
- Relate effectively to adolescents, children and their families.
- Participate as a member of a multidisciplinary care team, function as a nursing resource team member, and provide effective consultation, leadership and work direction.
- Develop, implement and evaluate educational programs, material and strategies.
- Teach, demonstrate, facilitate and coach.
- Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, set priorities and deal with and/or guide others in resolution of conflict issues.
- Operate related equipment including a personnel computer, computerized client care information system and education tools and equipment.
- Physically perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
What’s in it for you
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
What we do
BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) provides care for the most seriously ill or injured children and youth from across British Columbia.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.