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.
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.
The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) acts in accordance with the philosophy, goals and objectives of Fraser Health and the Standards of Practice of the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
As a member of and working in close collaboration with the interdisciplinary health care team, the RN/RPN provides and coordinates the delivery of psychiatric nursing care services primarily to patients treated/admitted to the Pediatric Emergency Department. The RN/RPN demonstrates nursing expertise and provides clinical leadership in evidence based practices through direct care activities including psychiatric nursing assessments, screening of medical conditions and lab values, development and adjustment of nursing care plans, medication administration and monitoring, clear documentation of treatment outcomes, observational and functional feedback to assist in accurate psychiatric diagnosis, maintenance of program based clinical pathways, and participation in group program leadership activities. The RN/RPN provides direction to Health Care Workers and/or Youth Workers, and guidance to team members who assist with seclusion and restraint practices of primary patients. May be assigned to support Adult Emergency Department as needed.
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with 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 experience in an acute psychiatric setting, including experience working with an adolescent population, specialty training in adolescent psychiatry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.