Nurse 5

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Community Living British Columbia (CLBC) is a crown corporation responsible for arranging supports and services for adults with developmental disabilities and their families. CLBC staff strive to advance the vision of Communities of belonging, lives with connections. More than just a job, CLBC is about compassion, commitment, contribution, collaboration and community.

The Provincial Assessment Centre is the designated tertiary care mental health service for individuals aged 14 years and older who have a developmental disability and a concurrent mental illness or behavioural concern. PAC provides multi-disciplinary and specialized inpatient assessment and treatment for dually diagnosed individuals. PAC is located at Healing Spirit House in Coquitlam.

The Role:

As a Nurse 5 at CLBC, you will direct and supervise the day to day care and management of in-patient services to those individuals admitted to PAC. You will oversee nurses and health care workers.

Accountabilities of this position include:

  • Overseeing the pre-admission process allowing for an orderly admission of new clients to the unit milieu
  • Overseeing assigned staff with their treatment and assessment functions and guiding their practice as necessary
  • Coordinating the day to day functions of unit staff
  • Monitoring daily work schedules
  • Monitoring, overseeing and ensuring that all policies are implemented and carried out
  • Directing and overseeing crisis management and physical interventions providing team debriefing to ensure that interventions remain therapeutic and respectful of clients at all times
  • Overseeing and ensuring that medications are adequately secured and administered as per policy and good nursing practice
  • Overseeing and reviewing staff's completion of admission reports providing basic physical and psychological assessments of new clients
  • Ensuring attendance at clinical team meetings to review assessment documentation and make decisions regarding the management of clients based on immediate prioritized needs
  • Liaising with support services to ensure smooth operations of the unit. This includes kitchen services, lab, pharmacy, and administrative support

You must be able to:

  • Function well during crisis situations and provide clear, decisive direction to line staff
  • Routinely chair meetings and address conflicts and misunderstandings in a goal-focused manner
  • Engage positively as an agent of change initiates problem-solving and remain solution-focused
  • Use suction, B/P, O2 equipment, personal protection alarms, etc.

Shift: This role requires a rotational work schedule in this 24/7 tertiary mental health facility.


  • Current registration with BCCNPM as a Registered Nurse (RN) or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
  • Recognized courses in supervision and/or health care management relevant to the position preferred
  • Minimum of two years of recent satisfactory experience in Psychiatric Nursing
  • Recent satisfactory supervisory experience preferred
  • First aid and CPR level C are required
  • Class 5 driver's license

Additional Info:
This position is posted to fill a new vacancy
Status: Regular/Full-time
Classification/Salary: Nurse R5 / $69,759 to $88,466 annually

The health and safety of our team and communities is paramount to CLBC. Accordingly, we require anyone joining our team to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

Closing date: October 13, 2022

Apply now! Submit a resume and cover letter through our online application system to the attention of Jaimie Willows. Resumes received by other methods will not be considered.

Successful applicants are subject to a Criminal Record Check (Criminal Records Review Act).

Community Living BC is an equal opportunity employer.