hero

RN-RPN Addiction Services, Road to Recovery (Full Time, Part Time, Casual)

Providence Health Care

Providence Health Care

Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, July 28, 2023
Summary

Join the Road to Recovery Initiative and become part of this first-in-Canada model of treatment that has the power to transform addiction care nationwide.

Are you a compassionate and passionate Nurse with a drive to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals battling addiction and substance use? Look no further – this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

 

About the Road to Recovery Program: The Road to Recovery Program at St. Paul's Hospital is at the forefront of innovative addiction and substance use care. We offer a comprehensive continuum of services to support patients and residents in their journey to recovery. From our Rapid Access Addiction Clinic to withdrawal management, in-patient recovery-focused beds, transitional housing, outpatient treatment, and beyond, the Road to Recovery program was designed to fill the gaps in the existing system, providing seamless access to the care individuals need when they need it. The R2R program is committed to delivering holistic and compassionate care, addressing the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of our patients.

 

Why Join the Road to Recovery Program? As a Registered Nurse with the Road to Recovery Program, you will play a vital role in providing comprehensive and holistic care to patients and residents battling addiction and substance use. Working within a dynamic interdisciplinary team, you will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care, ensuring the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological needs of our patients are met. You will collaborate closely with healthcare professionals, incorporate teaching into care plans, and make referrals as necessary, all while adhering to the BCCNM Standards of Practice and our organization's mission, vision, and values.

  • Innovative approach: Join our pioneering Road to Recovery Program, providing a comprehensive continuum of care and filling the gaps in the existing system.
  • Meaningful impact: Your dedication and expertise will directly impact the lives of individuals struggling with addiction, providing them with the support and care they need on their Road to Recovery.
  • Dynamic interdisciplinary environment: Collaborate with a world-class team of healthcare professionals who share the same passion and commitment to excellence.
  • Growth opportunities: Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, we welcome individuals at all stages of their career, offering opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Be part of the exciting growth of the program. The Road to Recovery Program will eventually house 100 beds, with the first phase focused on stabilization opening in fall of 2023 at St. Paul’s Hospital. The unit will then transition to the state-of-the-art NEW St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus when it opens in 2027.

To learn more about the Road to Recovery Program and substance use initiatives with Providence Health Care, please visit the following links:

We encourage you to take this chance to embark on a fulfilling career in addiction and substance use care, making a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.

 


Qualifications / Skills and Education

Education

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability to perform Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) procedures appropriate for the area of service.
  • Ability to work as a member in an interdisciplinary team.
  • Ability to apply decision making and analytical skills.
  • Ability to deal with others effectively.
  • Ability to role model conflict resolution strategies.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Ability to teach and identify patient/resident learning needs.
  • Ability to lead patient/family group sessions.
  • Ability to provide clinical direction.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Reviews patient/resident status through methods such as reviewing the patient/resident chart and other written information, patient/resident observation, interviewing patient/resident and family members, completion of questionnaires, collateral information and consultation with peers and other members of the health care team.
  • Assesses patient/resident problems and needs, plans, implements, evaluates and prioritizes nursing care and nursing interventions and develops the plan of care for patients/residents using clinical judgement and evidence-based practice.
  • Provides nursing care according to identified policies and procedures, technology and PHC standards.
  • Monitors patient/resident progress, evaluates outcomes, reassesses if goals are not met, and modifies plan of care based on evaluation.
  • Records observations and reports problems and/or changes in patient/resident condition to designated staff.
  • Provides direct nursing interventions for management of crisis and life threatening situations.
  • Documents information including assessments, plan of care, patient/resident status and progress and discharge plans in a manual and/or computerized environment.
  • Accompanies patients in medical transport vehicles as required by the employer.\
  • Identifies and responds to patient/resident and family learning needs, provides patient educational and reference materials, incorporates individual and/or group teaching activities into the care plan and nursing interventions, and/or makes referrals to other identified resources.
  • Leads group patient/family sessions as required and coaches patient/resident/family to develop and maintain health promoting behaviours within the context of the care issue.
  • Provides direction to other staff such as Care Attendants and Licensed Practical Nurses with regard to patient/resident care and facilitates effective team work. Responsibilities include but are not limited to collegial sharing of information, demonstrating and/or providing guidance on related tasks, providing incidental or ad hoc input into staff performance, ensuring staff are aware of assignments and reassigning clinical/health related tasks.
  • Participates in nursing orientation and shares clinical knowledge with other nursing staff, nursing students and other members of the interdisciplinary team. Participates in and attends in-service presentations and other educational programs as required.
  • Participates in planning, implementation and evaluation of patient/resident care policies, procedures, education materials, and best practices through methods such as taking part in program and quality improvement activities including nursing practice council, clinical pathway development, research and education and other committees.
  • Supports nursing research through methods such as identifying areas for possible clinical nursing research projects, adapting research to practice and participating in research activities to enhance nursing practice.
  • Facilitates discharge plans and liaises with families and community resources agencies.
  • Advocates for the patients/residents, to protect and promote their rights to dignity, respect, privacy, confidentiality, autonomy and access to information.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Vaccination Flag

As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Providence Health Care must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.

Join the Road to Recovery Initiative and become part of this first-in-Canada model of treatment that has the power to transform addiction care nationwide.

Are you a compassionate and passionate Nurse with a drive to make a profound impact on the lives of individuals battling addiction and substance use? Look no further – this is the opportunity you've been waiting for.

 

About the Road to Recovery Program: The Road to Recovery Program at St. Paul's Hospital is at the forefront of innovative addiction and substance use care. We offer a comprehensive continuum of services to support patients and residents in their journey to recovery. From our Rapid Access Addiction Clinic to withdrawal management, in-patient recovery-focused beds, transitional housing, outpatient treatment, and beyond, the Road to Recovery program was designed to fill the gaps in the existing system, providing seamless access to the care individuals need when they need it. The R2R program is committed to delivering holistic and compassionate care, addressing the physical, social, psychological, and spiritual needs of our patients.

 

Why Join the Road to Recovery Program? As a Registered Nurse with the Road to Recovery Program, you will play a vital role in providing comprehensive and holistic care to patients and residents battling addiction and substance use. Working within a dynamic interdisciplinary team, you will assess, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care, ensuring the physical, social, spiritual, and psychological needs of our patients are met. You will collaborate closely with healthcare professionals, incorporate teaching into care plans, and make referrals as necessary, all while adhering to the BCCNM Standards of Practice and our organization's mission, vision, and values.

  • Innovative approach: Join our pioneering Road to Recovery Program, providing a comprehensive continuum of care and filling the gaps in the existing system.
  • Meaningful impact: Your dedication and expertise will directly impact the lives of individuals struggling with addiction, providing them with the support and care they need on their Road to Recovery.
  • Dynamic interdisciplinary environment: Collaborate with a world-class team of healthcare professionals who share the same passion and commitment to excellence.
  • Growth opportunities: Whether you are a new graduate or an experienced nurse, we welcome individuals at all stages of their career, offering opportunities for professional development and growth.
  • State-of-the-art facilities: Be part of the exciting growth of the program. The Road to Recovery Program will eventually house 100 beds, with the first phase focused on stabilization opening in fall of 2023 at St. Paul’s Hospital. The unit will then transition to the state-of-the-art NEW St. Paul’s Hospital on the Jim Pattison Medical Campus when it opens in 2027.

To learn more about the Road to Recovery Program and substance use initiatives with Providence Health Care, please visit the following links:

We encourage you to take this chance to embark on a fulfilling career in addiction and substance use care, making a lasting impact on the lives of those in need.