Nurse 4 (H)
We have opportunities for Regular Full Time and Part Time and On Call (As and When Required).
An Eligibility List may be established to fill future permanent, temporary and/or on-call opportunities.
Please Note: This is an Ongoing posting without a scheduled closing date.This posting may be open for up to 6 months with the Closing Date being added 2 weeks prior to the scheduled Closing Date. Applications will be reviewed on a bi-weekly basis.
Provide front-line treatment and support to BC’s troubled youth
The Maples Adolescent Treatment Centre is a program of Provincial Services Division of the Ministry of Children and Family Development. The Maples is a designated provincial mental health facility providing on-site, community, outreach and ancillary services to collaboratively support youth, families and communities. Our target population consists of troubled youth in BC with significant psychiatric, behavioural and/or emotional difficulties, ages 12 to 17. This also includes youth found Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of a Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial under the Criminal Code of Canada & Youth Criminal Justice Act. Additional services include community consultation service, training/capacity building opportunities and ongoing sharing of current literature. Through a multi-disciplinary approach, our objective is to collaboratively enhance the capacity of communities to plan and care for challenging youth through a closer to home focus.
On-Site programs provide a period of clinical evaluation, stabilization, treatment intervention and follow-up in a structured setting; as well as support for families/caregivers and the development of a comprehensive plan of care. Program areas operate with a multidisciplinary team of social workers, psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and child care counsellors.
Community programs are similarly configured, but delivered within the home community.
Constellation of services offered include: medical/psychiatric evaluation; multi-disciplinary assessment and plans of care; family therapy, education and support; educational opportunities for youth through the Burnaby School District; vocational, recreational and social interactive experiences; on-going outreach and respite services; on-going program evaluation; participation in research & teaching.
Under the direction of a Shift Supervisor or Program Coordinator, you will act as a member of the interdisciplinary team and provide comprehensive nursing care to clients. Positions at this level work rotating shift hours.
If you have a passion for working with youth who are at risk or suffer from mental health issues and have strong boundaries, are looking to be part of a collaborative team, we welcome your application.
The BC Public Service is an award winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.
For complete details about this opportunity, including accountabilities, please refer to the attached job profile. For specific position related enquiries, please contact Jody.Almolky@gov.bc.ca. DO NOT SEND YOUR APPLICATION TO THIS EMAIL ADDRESS. For more information about how to create or update your profile and how to submit your application, please refer to the Job Application page on the MyHR website.
NOTE: Applications will be accepted until 11:00 pm Pacific Time on the closing date of the competition.
In order to be considered for this position, your application must clearly demonstrate how you meet the education and experience as outlined below:
- Registered or eligible for registration with the BC College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP), formerly known as College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) or the College of Registered Nurses of BC (CRNBC)*.
- Bachelor’s in Nursing with recognized courses in Adolescent Psychiatry, relevant to this position.
Preference may be given to one or both of the following:
- Working with adolescents from diverse cultural backgrounds.
- Recent (within the past 3 years) work experience in the field of Adolescent Psychiatry.
- Must meet the transportation requirements of the Ministry, including: must possess and maintain a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s Licence. Note: If you currently have a valid Driver’s Licence in Canada and if you are the successful applicant, you must acquire a valid Class 5 BC Driver’s (full) Licence immediately.
- Current Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR-C) level certification.
- As a condition of employment, must successfully complete Level 1 OFA.
- Shift work is required including working nights.
- Ability to deal with aggressive, sometimes abusive youth.
- Provide First Aid coverage and medical support for staff, as required under WorkSafeBC guidelines.
- Capable of independent decision making when dealing with Emergency Response and the use of the Emergency Standing Order Medication such as IM adrenalin and Narcan.
- Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team often as a standalone nurse.
- Ability to communicate with non-Health Care Staff about the needs of the youth.
- Applicants selected to move forward in the hiring process may be assessed on the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies as outlined in the attached Job Profile.
- A Criminal Record Check (CRC) and Criminal Record Review Act Check (CRRA) will be required.
Cover Letter: NO – Please do not submit a cover letter as it will not be reviewed. Please select “Skip Step” on the cover letter screen to continue with your application.
Resume: YES – Ensure your resume includes your educational accomplishments, employment history including start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and any relevant information that relates to the job to which you are applying.
Questionnaire – YES (COMPREHENSIVE) As part of the application process, you will be prompted to complete a comprehensive online questionnaire to demonstrate how you meet the job requirements. Please allot approximately 60 minutes to complete the questionnaire.
IMPORTANT: Comprehensive questionnaire responses will be used to shortlist applicants against the job requirements. Please ensure you include all relevant information about your educational accomplishments and employment history including job titles, start and end dates (month and year) of your employment, and your accountabilities and accomplishments.