Community Living BC

If you are looking for an opportunity to contribute your experience, knowledge, and passion in a meaningful way, CLBC is the place for you!

Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a Crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Lives filled with possibilities in welcoming communities. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

The Role:

As a Float Nurse at CLBC, you will provide predictable and stable coverage for regular staff who are away from work on various types of leaves.

You will work collaboratively to provide psychiatric and physical care for individuals admitted to PAC as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Key responsibilities include:

  • Assessing the physical and mental status of individuals, measuring and recording client data; tracking outcomes, observing and reporting all changes in any aspect of the clients psychiatric, physical or behavioural conditions
  • Implementing positive behavioural support plans (PBSP) evaluating outcomes to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients, forwarding feedback to inform the behavioural support team
  • Providing direct care in accordance with the behavioural support plan, which includes performing protocols and interventions, implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting individual needs
  • Assisting individuals to learn problem-solving methods to meet their optimum levels in the least restrictive manner
  • Prepares and presents pertinent information at planning and clinical meetings
  • Administering prescribed medications and treatments or other procedures as required
  • Making recommendations to the behavioural support team for prevention and/or improvement of an individual's care area

You must be able to

  • Operate equipment to lift patients in and out of tubs for washing and in and out of beds and wheelchairs
  • Use weigh scales, Hoyer lifts, wheelchairs, stretchers and bath chairs while attending to individual
  • Ensure the safety of individuals and/or staff by using progressive, verbal and/or physical intervention techniques, up to performing restraint techniques including MANDT and Code White

Shifts:

  • Will be based on coverage for various leaves including annual vacation, other leaves or absences, and committee and project work
  • A mix of day, afternoon and nights shifts and this will vary month to month.
  • 4 day on and 2 days off schedule. You will not be required to work more than 5 days without 2 consecutive days off
  • By the first day of each month, the schedule will be provided with a minimum of 30 calendar days notice. It is not anticipated that you will do short-call shifts (under 48 hours notice)
  • If there is an urgent coverage situation, you may be asked if you are available
  • Full-time hours will be provided even if there are no vacation or other employee absences that need to be covered

Qualifications:

  • Current registration with the BC College of Nurses as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
  • First aid and CPR level C is required.
  • Good working knowledge of progressive verbal and/or physical intervention techniques and ability to interact with unpredictable, aggressive and/or acting out behaviours.

A Class 5 driver's license and satisfactory driver's abstract is required.

Benefits:

You will receive a comprehensive benefits package, including a pension, generous vacation and special leave to attend to personal/family matters, life insurance, and salary protection for sick days and if needed, long-term disability. Our development policies and programs ensure continuous learning and offer an opportunity for professional development and skill-building.

Additional Info:
This is an auxiliary position anticipated for 12 weeks.
Status: Temporary
Classification/Salary: Nurse 4 / $30.11 to $40.02 hourly

Location: The Provincial Assessment Centre (PAC) is a designated tertiary care mental health service. Our team provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for individuals ages 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behaviour issue. PAC is located at Healing Spirit House in Coquitlam.

Single site order: As a designated mental health facility, the Provincial Assessment Centre falls under the Provincial Medical Health Office Single Site Order; as such, we will be unable to accept applications from nurses who are currently working at another facility impacted by the Single Site Order. Please contact us if you have any questions regarding this exception.

Closing date: July 29, 2021

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act).

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.

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