Registered Nurse/registered Psychiatric Nurse - Long-term Care (Baillie House)

October 10 2023
Expected expiry date: May 6 2024
Industries Healthcare, social assistance
Categories In-house, Industry, Contract administrator,
Maple Ridge, BC | Pitt Meadows, BC • Full time
Salary range

The salary range for this position is CAD $41.42 - $59.52 / hour
Come work with us!

Are you looking for a place to showcase your nursing skills and expertise? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse with a real passion for delivering compassionate care to join our Long-Term Care Services at Baillie House, located adjacent to Ridge Meadows Hospital in Maple Ridge, BC.

Fraser Health is responsible for the delivery of hospital and community-based health services to over 1.9 million people in 20 diverse communities from Burnaby to Fraser Canyon on the traditional territories of the Coast Salish and Nlaka’pamux Nations.

Our team of 43,000 staff, medical staff and volunteers is dedicated to serving our patients, families and communities to deliver on our vision: Better health, best in health care.

Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and long-term care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.

We have a positive and compassionate work environment where you can bring your dedication for nursing to the role and be part of our rapidly developing team. Fraser Health is experiencing unprecedented growth and now you can be a part of a busy and exciting team.

This casual role is located in Maple Ridge, BC. Maple Ridge is a perfect balance of urban sophistication and country splendour. It is a community experiencing dynamic progress. The Golden Ears and Pitt River Bridges put Maple Ridge in the heart of regional transportation corridors.

A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are notable in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.

Join our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role!

Apply today and take the next step in your career!

Join Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.

As of May 15, 2020 in order to mitigate the risk of the transmission of Covid 19 among persons in our care, patients, residents and also staff in our long term care facilities, an order under the Public Health Act was enacted to limit movement of staff between long term care facilities. While this order is in place staff will be limited to employment in only one (1) long term care facility. This vacancy is located at a long term care facility and will be pursuant to this order.

Effective October 26, 2021 all new hires to Fraser Health will need to have full COVID 19 vaccination (have received a full series of a World Health Organization “WHO” approved vaccine against infection by SARS-COV-2, or a combination of approved WHO vaccines). Please note this applies to all postings, and individual medical exemptions must be approved by the Provincial Health Officer.


Detailed Overview

In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) Standards of Nursing Practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) works collaboratively and in partnership with the interdisciplinary team in the provision of person-centered care to diverse populations. This includes promoting resident/client choices, individualized care plans, encouraging resident/client and family involvement in care decisions and supporting continuity and consistency of care. Utilizing an outcome-oriented approach and reflecting evidence-informed practice, the RN/RPN provides direct nursing care designed to meet the needs of residents/clients and their families. Works in partnership with Licensed Practical Nurses and other members of the interdisciplinary team by sharing information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on clinical care.
Responsibilities

  1. Works collaboratively and in partnership with the interdisciplinary team to identify current or potential care concerns and strengths, plans interventions; documents and performs planned interventions and evaluates outcomes, as required.
  2. Provides person-centered, direct nursing care (including wound care, dementia care and palliative care) and develops care priorities in accordance with established policies, procedures and standards of nursing practice. Modifies care as needed, initiates immediate treatment if required and communicates changes to interdisciplinary team members in a timely and appropriate manner.
  3. Collects information from a variety of sources using skills of observation, communication and physical assessment to enable the provision of quality care.
  4. Documents relevant observations, assessments and interventions; including resident/client and family teaching and evaluation of care using appropriate technological tools (for example, InterRai).
  5. Communicates resident/client assessments and changes to Physicians, Resident/Client Care Coordinator, and the interdisciplinary team. Participates in care planning supporting decision making and person-centered care.
  6. Acts as an advocate to protect and promote residents'/client's rights to autonomy, respect, privacy, dignity, diversity and access to information in accordance with standards of professional practice and philosophy of Residential Care/Acquired Brain Injury Services.
  7. Works in partnership with Licensed Practical Nurses and other interdisciplinary team members by sharing information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on clinical tasks, consulting with staff, reassigning clinical/health related tasks when necessary and providing verbal input into staff performance, when requested.
  8. Participates in the orientation and ongoing education of students and others, including LPNs, HCAs and other members of the interdisciplinary team by providing information and acting as a preceptor, mentor and support as requested.
  9. Participates in quality improvement activities by gathering information, providing input into proposed policies and revisions of current policies.
  10. Provides feedback on clinical pathways, protocols and procedures. Supports advanced clinical practice by identifying research needs and participates in research according to established guidelines.
  11. Maintains records, prepares reports, and collects statistical and quality improvement data for research and evaluation purposes, including workload measurement data and quality indicators.
  12. Maintains a safe working environment by following health and safety guidelines, ensuring equipment is in safe working condition, reporting unsafe, hazardous conditions and suspected resident/client abuse; completes reports and assists with investigation and follow up as necessary. Complies with WorkSafe BC requirements including completing safety audits at assigned units.
  13. Provides input to the Manager/delegate regarding the identification and need for supplies and equipment, future needs of the Program and monitoring of product use.
  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

Graduate of an approved School of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). One (1) year's recent, related gerontological nursing experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. Current Level 1 First Aid certificate.

Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of nursing theory and evidence-informed practice.
  • Knowledge of health care disciplines and their roles in health care.
  • Ability to apply clinical knowledge in practice.
  • Ability to apply critical thinking skills, problem solve and effectively resolve conflict situations.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to provide leadership and clinical guidance.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to plan, organize and prioritize work in a self-directed manner.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
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