Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join Dawson Creek & District Hospital.
Under the general direction of the Team Leader and as a member of the multidisciplinary adult care team, the incumbent provides nursing assessment and treatment services for adults who may suffer from various psychiatric illnesses and mental disorders. Following the development of the care plan, treatment services are implemented, using appropriate forms of individual and/or group therapies. The purpose of this team approach is to maximize community functioning and to reduce utilization of acute care services. This includes liaison with other members of the health team and persons in the community. Participates in educational services, planning, program development and policy recommendations. The nurse provides psychiatric nursing perspective to the team in the development of services within the catchment area.
Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Nights - 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00
Dawson Creek & District Hospital is a 50-bed hospital that offers full service that includes inpatient care, emergency, respiratory, rehab, surgery, obstetrics & gynecology lab, medical imaging and cancer care. The hospital is the northeastern BC orthopedic and trauma centre. Visiting specialists in urology, dermatology and pediatrics is also available.
Dawson Creek has a population of 12,178 (2021) with a youthful and vibrant community that serves as a major centre for the surrounding areas. Come enjoy the beautiful sunrises and sunsets Dawson Creek has to offer. Check out Dawson Creek for more information about this community where the northern lights shine.
What Northern Health has to offer you!
•Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
•Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
•Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
•Employee referral program
•Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
•Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
•“Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government Qualifications
•Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
•Current CPR and Blood Glucose Monitoring certification.
•Post graduate psychiatric nursing course for RN's, Canadian Nurses Association certification program in psychiatry, or equivalent combination of training or experience.
Skills and Abilities:
•Ability to use good judgement and organization skills in providing patient care.
•Knowledge and utilization of the DSM IV in order to establish provisional diagnosis.
•Ability to interpret the Mental Health Act as it relates to patient care and patient rights.
•Ability to provide work direction to others.
•Knowledge of community agencies and resources.
•Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients, families, all levels of staff, physicians, other health care workers and the public.
•Ability to assess and deal with emergency situations.
•Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
•Ability to operate related equipment.
•Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
•Ability to deal with others effectively.
Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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