BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH)
cares for the province’s most acutely ill or injured children and youth, provides developmental and rehabilitation services to children and youth throughout BC, and offers a broad range of health services.
Sunny Hill Health Centre or Children (SHHC) , a leading provincial facility offering specialized services to children and youth with developmental disabilities from birth to age 19, works collaboratively with BCCH. SHHC focuses on the child and their family while supporting health care professionals in their community. BCCH also operates a wide number of specialized health programs, is a leading acute care teaching facility, and conducts research to advance health and care through the BC Children’s Hospital Research Institute and in partnershipwith the University of British Columbia.
are agencies of the
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA)
which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence
Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose
Regular and Temporary Opportunities
Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses
Child & Adolescent Mental Health
BC Children’s Hospital, Vancouver, BC
Are you a qualified RN/RPN looking to grow professionally and provide trauma informed care to the paediatric mental health population? As a nurse at BC Children’s Hospital (BCCH) you will work with an entire spectrum of our paediatric psychiatric patients, including: mood and anxiety disorders, psychotic disorders, eating disorders, concurrent disorders, ADHD, personality traits, pervasive developmental disorders, learning disorders, and intellectual disabilities. Our inpatient units provide assessment, stabilization and initial treatment for acutely psychiatrically ill children and adolescents.
This position offers you the opportunity to work within the models of trauma informed practice, ARC, family centered care, recovery, and collaborative problem solving; working both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. The team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, paediatricians, social work, occupational therapy, youth and family counsellors, and the community services involved in follow up care.
You will be challenged to use your excellent communication and interpersonal skills to provide clinical leadership through holistic nursing assessments, crisis intervention, patient and family education and health promotion activities. Using your strong organizational skills to consult, confer and collaborate with other health care providers and family members to develop, implement, and evaluate individualized strength-based treatment plans. Most importantly you will practice your established competencies to build, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect.
Child & Adolescent Inpatient Units at BCCH include:
• Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Emergency (CAPE)
• Child Psychiatry Inpatient Unit
• Provincial Specialized Eating Disorders Program for Children & Adolescents
• Adolescent Psychiatry
• Graduation from a recognized program in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.
• Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia
(CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC)
• One (1) year of recent experience working in a child/adolescent psychiatric pediatric mental
health care setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
• CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1
Work as a Mental Health Nurse at the world renowned BC Children’s Hospital and receive:
• A comprehensive benefits package
• Generous vacation allowance
• Continued education
• Work/life balance
• Excellent relocation assistance (if applicable)
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