Assertive Community Treatment Nurse

Website Island Health

Job Description:

Under the general direction of the team leader or designate, serves as a Mental Health & Addictions Nurse in a multidisciplinary Assertive Community Treatment or intensive outreach team. Services are primarily provided in community settings but may also occur in facility settings as required. Provides core mental health and addictions services including assessment, treatment, rehabilitation, and support for clients in partnership with client, family and community health care resources. In response to an identified client rehabilitation plan, develops, plans, implements, and maintains a full range of clinical services and client centered rehabilitation programs.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation (PSR) model; assessment and treatment and case management methodologies; learning theories of mental disorder and intervention strategies.
  • Knowledge of relevant mental health and addictions legislation including legal statutory boundaries governing consumer rights.
  • Knowledge of community mental health and addictions programs, services, resources and promotion.
  • Knowledge of other health disciplines (including primary care physicians) and their role in client care.
  • Ability to work independently in a community setting;
  • Demonstrated ability to use the nursing process in mental health treatment programs i.e. such as assess (physical, mental/physiological/functional and environmental), plan, implement, make decisions, organize, prioritize, evaluate and communicate as required;
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated ability to practice initiative, good interpersonal, crisis intervention, leadership and teaching skills, and effective communication and counseling with individuals, families and groups; and demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills;
  • Travel is a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Program
  • Ability to operate applicable computer systems
  • Ability to adapt and accept change as the program evolves;
  • Ability to administer and monitor the side effects of psychotropic medications;
  • Ability to manage aggressive behavior and to use non-violent crisis intervention and behavioral management techniques where appropriate;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing;
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the job;
  • Ability to work effectively and cooperatively in a team environment;
  • Valid Class 5 BC driver’s license and use of a personal vehicle available to travel between work sites.

Job Details:

Company: Island Health

Job Category: Government

Vacancy Type: Full Time

Job Location: Colwood, British Columbia, CA

Application Deadline: N/A

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