13 Jan

Nurse Practitioner Child Adolescent Mental Health Jobs Vacancy in Phsa Vancouver

Nurse Practitioner Child Adolescent Mental Health
Vancouver BC
13 Jan, 2018 30+ days ago

Phsa Vancouver urgently required following position for Nurse Practitioner Child Adolescent Mental Health. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Nurse Practitioner Child Adolescent Mental Health Jobs Vacancy in Phsa Vancouver Jobs Details:

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 for 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 partnership with the University of British Columbia.

BCCH is an agency 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. These include: • Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Nurse Practitioner - Child & Adolescent Mental Health
Temporary Full-Time (March 2018 to March 2919)
4480 Oak Street
Vancouver, BC

The Nurse Practitioner is responsible and accountable for the comprehensive assessment of patients and clients including diagnosing diseases, disorders and conditions. The Nurse Practitioner initiates treatment including health care management, therapeutic interventions and prescribes medications in accordance with the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions, and employer policies and procedures. Nurse Practitioners provide professional guidance to other health professionals and participate autonomously as members as the interdisciplinary health teams making referrals to specialist physicians as appropriate.

The Child & Adolescent in-patient mental health programs provide tertiary and quaternary care services for children and families of British Columbia. The three acute in-patient programs, totally 20 beds, see children and youth from age five years up to 18 years of age. Working within a robust multidisciplinary team the primary role of the Nurse Practitioner will be to provide standardized medical assessments, and address the medical needs of the youth/child during their hospitalization.

Nurse Practitioners collaborate with patients, families and other health professionals to identify and assess trends and patterns that have implications for patients, families and communities; develop and implement population and evidence based strategies to improve health and participate in policy-making activities that influence health services and practices. As professionals, they participate in peer review and self-review to evaluate the outcome of their services at the patient , community and population level. They are responsible for their professional development and maintaining competence as a nurse practitioner.

Example of Duties and Responsibilities
Diagnoses and treats previously undiagnosed patients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; writes orders for treatment and medications; provides first line care in emergencies.
Makes patient rounds and monitors ongoing care, orders appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interprets reports of investigations and analyzes information to monitor progress and plan treatment.
Establishes priorities for management of health conditions; provides follow-up treatment; communicates with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and priorities, outcomes and prognoses; supports and counsels clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorder and conditions.
Collaborates and/or consults with physicians, psychiatrists, nursing or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Makes referrals to physicians and other health professionals. Develops and implements treatment plans. Integral part to admissions and discharges.
Prescribes drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Applies knowledge of pharmacology and evidence based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries. Assigns work to other nursing and health care personnel; evaluates work and provides education and supervision as necessary;
Participates in research contributing to improved patient care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health.
Synthesizes qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources about determinants of health; maintains population health focus by participating in and implementing evidence based screening and health promotion for populations at risk and implements population based harm reduction strategies.
Participates in interdisciplinary staff and nursing education through case presentations, mentoring, role modeling and facilitating the exchange of knowledge in the classroom, the clinical setting and the community; fosters the merging of professional boundaries and effective health care partnerships;
Develops implements and evaluates policies and procedures related to nursing and interdisciplinary practice

A level of education, training, and experience equivalent to current registration as a Nurse Practitioner (Family or Pediatric) with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC). Completion of CRNBC approved master’s degree level nurse practitioner program or successful completion of an approved Prior Learning Assessment and Review (PLAR) process. Minimum one year experience, with prior experience with children and/or youth with mental health presentations is preferred. Relevant clinical nursing experience or an equivalent combination will be considered.

Ability to perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities. Ability to apply knowledge of developmental stages, behavioral sciences, pathophysiology, psychopathology, epidemiology, to clinical diagnoses. Ability to apply knowledge of pharmacology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics to prescribing and evaluating treatment responses.

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Applications accepted until position is fiiled.

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: https://jobs.phsa.ca

For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at www.bcchildrens.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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