Job Title: Mental Health Emergency Services Nurse (RPN RN)
Work Site: PEAT (Psychiatric Emergency Assessment & Triage) / Vancouver General Hospital
Status: Regular Full Time
Start Date: As Soon As Possible
Salary: $33.56 - $44.06 per hour
Hours: 0700-1900/1900-0700 with rotating days off
PEAT (Psychiatric Emergency Assessment & Triage) is a co-managed space in the VGH Emergency Department for assessing and triaging ED clients who present with MHSU conditions.
Within the context of a client and family centered care model and in accordance with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) standards of professional practice, Code of Ethics, and the established vision and values of the organization, provides psychiatric care to clients that includes assessment, crisis intervention and stabilization, care planning and short term community case management and outreach. Provides liaison support for patient care and patient flow between the program, Emergency Department, the Psychiatric Inpatient Unit, first responders and community providers. Provides input into the care of psychiatric patients awaiting transfer for further assessment or inpatient admission. Provides emergency mobile crisis response as required; facilitates immediate hospital or detox facility admission if deemed necessary; initiates and participates in case conferences and case management meetings; prepares and maintains client records; and provides consultative and direct services/care to clients, families, community health professionals/agencies, law enforcement, physicians and Emergency Room staff. Participates in team meetings, continuing education, conferences, and/or corporate initiatives and engages in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities.
Education & Experience
- Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing, three (3) years’ recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health issues, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and five (5) years’ of Acute Mental Health experience.
- Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
- Valid BC Drivers License. Local area travel will require the use of a personal vehicle.