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REGISTERED NURSE, EMERGENCY PSYCHIATRIC LIAISON (PERMANENT FULL TIME)
Location:Prince George
Facility:UNIV. HOSPITAL OF N. BC
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Competition #:05446796
Employee Type:PERMANENT FULL TIME
Bargaining Unit:BCNU
Facility:UNIV. HOSPITAL OF N. BC
Department:PGO PSYCH LIAISON TEAM
Reports To:MANAGER OR DESIGNATE
Hourly Wage:$34.83 - $45.73
Close Date:OPEN UNTIL FILLED*
Comments:$35.53 - $46.65 AS OF APRIL 1/20

Position Summary

Reporting to the Manager, Mental Health & Addictions Services (MHAS) and under the supervision of the Team Leader, and working as a multidisciplinary team member, performs a consultative service inclusive of an assessment, crisis intervention and urgent direct care of Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) patients presenting to the Emergency Department. This position will also perform consultative service to inpatient units, in accordance with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Provides input into and assists with ensuring effective patient flow for assessed and admitted MHA patients including those awaiting transfer for further assessment; assists with patient admission and transfer to ensure MHA services and bed destination is achieved in a timely manner. Within the context of a patient service culture, screens and assesses patients to develop plans of care. Collaborates with Emergency Department Nurses, other emergency service providers, multidisciplinary community Mental Health and Addictions teams and other community service providers and assists in adapting care plans to address psychiatric needs.
 
Qualifications

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing plus current practicing membership with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP). Three (3) years' experience on an acute psychiatric, intensive care or emergency mental health units.

Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to work cooperatively with other care providers to facilitate and enhance inter-agency and interdepartmental problem solving.
- Ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to deal with others effectively, including establishing and maintaining rapport with psychotic and crisis-prone individuals.
- Ability to proactively and effectively resolve issues impacting on quality and continuity of care.
- Ability to organize work, and to set and adjust priorities in relation to identified risk factors.
- Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Working knowledge of violence management protocols and Mental Health Act provisions.
- Comprehensive knowledge of emergency triage procedures, mental health and addictions assessment, psychopharmacology, general counselling principles and interview techniques, crisis theory, abnormal psychology, DSM IV multiaxial diagnosis, de-escalation techniques, seclusion and restraint practices, and community resource and social service utilization.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

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