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.
SafePoint is a supervised consumption site operated by Fraser Health in partnership with Lookout Housing and Health Society to deliver robust harm reduction services to help prevent overdose deaths and blood borne infections. People who use substances can have their substance use witnessed by trained staff in a safe and welcoming environment. It also give clients opportunities to engage and be connected to other health and social services.
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 Toxic Drug Response and Priority Populations (TDRPP) portfolio within the Fraser Health Authority encourages people with lived experience of substance use to apply to vacant positions within their portfolio. If you identify as an individual who has experience using the unregulated drug supply and would like assistance in navigating employment within the TDRPP portfolio please contact Erin Gibson, Manager Toxic Drug Response and Harm Reduction Fraser West, at email@example.com. Thank you in advance for your interest in joining the amazing team within the TDRPP portfolio
In accordance with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards of practice and the Mission and Values of Fraser Health, and working collaboratively and in partnership with the interprofessional care team in the provision of person-centered and recovery oriented care, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse provides and coordinates the delivery of nursing care services to clients experiencing problematic substance use, such as assessment, referrals, counselling, client and family teaching and follow-up as required and health promotion activities. Demonstrates nursing expertise and provides clinical leadership in evidence based practice through direct care activities including nursing assessments, crisis intervention, treatment and group facilitation.
Education and Experience
Graduation from an approved Nursing Program with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Completion of approved addictions or substance use training, or substance use certificate program, and one year's recent related experience working in an addictions environment with individuals with substance use disorders, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. May require: current approved Standard First Aid Certificate and current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) level C. May require: skills and experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups. May require: Valid Class 5 Driver's License and access to personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.
Skills and Abilities
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