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Community Living British Columbia - Psychiatric Liaison Nurse - Educator

Psychiatric Liaison Nurse-Educator

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Are you looking for an opportunity to contribute in a meaningful way through your employment? CLBC is the place for you! We have a new opening for a Psychiatric Liaison Nurse-Educator at our Provincial Assessment Centre in sunny Burnaby, BC! More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

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Community Living British Columbia [CLBC] is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services to individuals with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strives to live the corporate vision of ‘Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities.’

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The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is a designated mental health facility serving clients with intellectual disabilities and concurrent psychiatric, psychological and or behavioral issues. PAC provides short term assessment and treatment to support client care needs and quality of life.

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The Role:

As the Psychiatric Liaison Nurse-Educator, you will work collaboratively with an inter-professional care team in the provision of person-centered and recovery-oriented care. Duties include intake assessment and admission scheduling; community service planning; and input into the care of psychiatric and concurrent disordered clients at PAC. In conjunction with the PAC Social Worker and other PAC clinicians, you will be an important facilitator of communication and education with families and community care providers.

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In addition to intake responsibilities, you will have the exciting opportunity to advance clinical learning and the development of an educational framework for PAC. Researching best practice and supporting the advancement of care will be an important part of this role. Individuals with past educational experience will find this a rewarding chance to be creative in the advancement of clinical education for nurses, allied health professionals, and mental health support workers. Additionally, this position provides education/training to community partners and families about mental illness, behavioural support strategies, and the use of psychiatric medications and other treatment strategies.

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This is a great opportunity if you are looking for work-life balance, the position generally works standard office hours (Monday to Friday) and currently has a flex-time fortnight work schedule.

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Qualifications:

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). Bachelor’s degree in Nursing plus 3 years of recent related clinical experience in the designated clinical area, including 1 year of education and/or leadership experience, OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Completion of post graduate course work and/or certification applicable to the designated clinical area.

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Preference will be given to those with experience working within mental health and developmental disability services.

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Travel:

Travel throughout the Province is required to complete client assessments. Driving in winter conditions, as needed. Use of own vehicle on expenses. Transportation arrangements must meet operational requirements of CLBC.

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Visit our website for more details: ww.communitylivingbc.ca