Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) - Long Term Care

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Job Description Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) - Residential Care Geriatric/Elderly/ResidentialWork Site: Dogwood Lodge, Vancouver, BCCasual Start Date: As soon as possibleHours: VariousDays off: RotatingCome work as an Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is looking for a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the team at the Dogwood Lodge Complex Care facility in Vancouver, BC. . Apply today to join our team!As a Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse you will:Uses sound judgment and applies critical thinking skills in providing resident care to predominantly older residents in a residential care setting, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team.Demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing practice and coordinates the implementation of clinical interventions, evaluation of resident outcomes based on resident goals of care.Acts as a resource for the interdisciplinary team by providing information and coordination of ongoing resident care.Supports the work of RCA’s and LPN’s and supports cohesive team work to ensure resident centered care.Enhances quality of life of the resident/family.Consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers.Maintains and advances clinical competence.Participates on designated committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.QUALIFICATIONS:Education & ExperienceCurrent practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).Completion of an approved gerontology course or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.Knowledge & AbilitiesDemonstrated ability in nursing practice related to residents who may have chronic diseases.Demonstrated knowledge of pathophysiology of common medical conditions, aging changes, polypharmacy, treatment protocols, and nursing interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations related to care of adults living in residential care (e.g. Stroke, Chest pain, Pneumonia; Pain management; Wound Care; Delirium; Dementia; Depression; other mental health conditions; Frail elderly residents with physical and/or cognitive impairments including Acquired Brain Injuries; Chronic illnesses such as COPD and CHF, Diabetes).Demonstrated ability to provide nursing assessments & interventions related to common diagnoses and specific care situations relevant to residents (e.g. Respiratory symptoms such as Shortness of Breath; Pressure Ulcer (Braden Scale); Delirium (PRISME/CAMI); Dementia, (PIECES framework); Behavioral and Psychological Symptoms of Dementia (BPSD), GPA - Gentle Persuasion Approach; Dysphagia; Falls; Incontinence).Demonstrated ability in recognizing physical adaptations required to accommodate the frail elderly and/or physically impaired resident population.Demonstrated ability in End of Life care approaches, Embedding Palliative Approach in Residential Care (EPAIRS) and systems of family dynamics and end-of-life issues. Proactively leads family/resident/Most Responsible Clinician discussions on goals of care and documents reflections of Medical Orders for Scope of Treatment.Demonstrated ability in Chronic Disease Management by being able to anticipate and respond to potential complications and care issues relevant to the designated resident group.Demonstrated ability in correct usage of equipment such as lifts, oxygen, suction machines, pumps, and other related equipment.Demonstrated ability in developing care plans and able to implement care in relation to resident and family priorities, including counselling and teaching residents and families based on their priorities.Demonstrated skill in the assessment and management of residents with acute/chronic pain management including residents with Cognitive impairment.Demonstrated skill in safe care & management of residents with Oxygen Therapy; VAC Dressing; Wound Care, Catheters, Ostomy Care, Tracheostomy Care, Ventilator Management, and other treatments.Demonstrated skill in performing RN autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated patient/client population including IV, infection control, isolation protocols, outbreak protocols, Nicotine Replacement Therapy, acute event orders, etc.WHY JOIN VANCOUVER COASTAL HEALTH?VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension planGrow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunitiesWellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate familiesAward-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteersAccess to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

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