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.
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, Aboriginal provides clinical mental health nursing services to Aboriginal clients in community programs, residing either on or off reserves; works closely with other members of the clinical team in assessing clients' mental status, formulating plans of care, implementing planned care and evaluating outcomes. Works in partnership with clients, caregivers, facility managers, and staff of relevant community and regulatory agencies, aboriginal and non-aboriginal service partners; participates in developing mental health services; and provides community mental health education that is culturally sensitive and relevant. May be responsible for providing liaison services including ensuring linkages between clients, hospitals, community mental health and addictions treatment services and health and social service providers, and the provision of consultation, advocacy, limited assessment, crisis counseling and short term follow up as required to provide more accessible and effective care.
Education and Experience
Graduation from approved School of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.
Two (2) years' recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or concurrent disorders, including one year of experience working with aboriginal clients, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. May require completion of substance use certificate program. Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.
Skills and Abilities
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