Position: Registered Nurse #0318 *Repost*
Deadline: June 28, 2022
Posted: June 21, 2022
Job Description / Duties
NOTICE: *REPOST* JOB POSTING #0318
POSITION: Registered Nurse (RN) 1 Part Time – Surrey Health Medical Clinic, Surrey
HOURS AND DAYS OF WORK:
• Monday through Wednesday
• Shift time will be 09:00 – 17:00 Hours
• Shifts are 7.5 hours in length
• Days of rest shall be consecutive. Schedule may change with two weeks’ notice
• Probationary period is 3 months or 487.5 hours with mid and end point reviews
The Registered Nurse (RN) supports Lookout’s Health Medical Clinic located in Surrey. The services at the clinic are under the guidance and supervision of the Program Manager and with that, the manager will support the RN to ensure that the goals and philosophy of the Society and programs are met, while maintaining a minimal barrier, open-door service to adults who are disenfranchised and experience complex health issues. In that, the RN provides clinical oversight of the clients who have complex care health needs, ensuring all clients receive the pertinent and primary care as required. The people we serve may have a variety of challenging and often overlapping problems including serious mental illness, substance abuse (including IV drug use), hygiene issues, treatment (medical, psychiatric and rehab), and increasingly HIV+/Aids.
JOB DUTIES: (in brief)
• Provide medical assessments to clients of the Surrey North Community Health Centre, including STI screening/treatments, Hep C treatment, support iOAT and TiOAT
• Provide primary care services including wound care, immunizations and chronic disease management
• Oversee the medication administration program and support evolving best practices
• Work as a collaborative partner with Management, Coordinators and external agencies to provide harm reduction supplies, support and the information necessary to help participants access and use this facility.
• Participate in and contribute to shared client meetings, case conferences and local clinical rounds as required/appropriate.
• Observe clients who are consuming drugs, assessing for and managing signs of overdose, and when necessary, administering interventions to counter an overdose, according to established protocols.
• Provide crisis intervention and/or extraordinary services where appropriate.
• Provide education and guidance in assessing clients’ other health/socioeconomic needs and provide support and direction to services as appropriate.
Qualifications / Required Skills
QUALIFICATIONS & COMPETENCIES:
• Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
• Demonstrated ability to provide a range of services including but not limited to immunizations, supporting OAT and safe supply, primary care services including wound care, and chronic disease management.
• Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to clients in chronic addiction.
• Knowledge of the principles and practices of a client centered recovery model in mental illness.
• Broad knowledge of crisis intervention and counseling skills.
• Broad knowledge of mental health illness and treatment.
• Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indication and side effects).
• Broad knowledge of substance abuse and addictions treatment.
• Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
• Demonstrated ability to provide treatment planning, counseling, crisis intervention, and case coordination.
• Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients, and other health care staff, both one-on-one and in groups.
• Demonstrated knowledge of the harm reduction model, Mental Health System and related agencies and Addiction Support organizations.
• Must have current OFA 1 First Aid Certificate and negative TB Test.
• Must have 2 doses of COVID-19 Vaccines
• Naloxone Training an asset.
• Crisis Intervention Skills Training an asset.
• Demonstrated ability in dealing with a variety of situations and responsibilities requiring initiative, creativity and professional judgment.
• Ability to deal with clients with mental health and substance abuse issues.
• Broad knowledge of harm reduction approach to client care.
• Demonstrated ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively deal with conflict situations.
• Demonstrated ability to plan, organize and prioritize work.
• Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Knowledge and experience with basic computer programs (Microsoft Suite).
• Criminal Record Clearance – vulnerable sector.
Lookout Housing and Health Society is committed to empowering people from different races, gender, age, religion, identities and unique experiences. We welcome everyone from diverse backgrounds and encourage them to apply in order to foster an inclusive environment.
Salary: $35.53 Per Hour (as per the Collective Agreement)
TO APPLY: Submit cover letter and resume, and quote Job Posting # in the subject line to: email@example.com
CLOSING DATE: Applications will be accepted until June 28, 2022 at 5:00pm
“All employees, including laid off and displaced employees, are entitled to apply on the vacancy and be considered pursuant to the provisions of Article 12.9.” Internal applicants must notify manager of intent to apply. External applicants will be reviewed after Internal.
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Lookout Housing and Health Society is a charitable organization and social safety net that provides housing and a range of support services to adults with low or no income, who have few, if any, housing or support options. As the people we serve have challenges meeting basic needs and goals, we place minimal barriers between them and our services. We believe that helping people help themselves is essential in addressing homelessness and all the issues that surround it. Securing appropriate housing is
the first and most essential step in achieving responsible and independent individuals. For more information about Lookout, please visit www.lookoutsociety.ca.