RN/RPN, Substance Use Services - OAT Clinic (Tri-Cities)

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Job Title: RN/RPN, Substance Use Services - OAT Clinic (Tri-Cities)

Posting Number: 1184838

Geographic Location: Coquitlam / Port Coquitlam / Port Moody (Tri-Cities) / Anmore / Belcarra



Do you have a passion for nursing? Do you have a clinical background with training and experience in a Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) setting? We have an exciting opportunity for a Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse in our Opiate Agonist Treatment (OAT) Clinic.


Fraser Health is one of Canada's largest and fastest growing health authorities. With over 25,000 employees, 2,500 physicians and nearly 6,500 volunteers, we serve more than 1.6 million people - over one third of the entire population in British Columbia.


Twelve acute care hospitals, BC’s first dedicated outpatient care and surgery centre and a wide range of services in public health, home health, mental health and residential care facilities - all within Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Known as one of the most desirable place to live in the world, these dynamic communities along with inspiring scenery and easy access to an abundance of outdoor activities provide an amazing quality of life.


We are proud of the innovation, dedication, teamwork and tenacity of our physicians, employees and volunteers. More than any building or technology, it's our people who make Fraser Health distinct.


Build on your career experience by:

Planning and providing direct nursing care to clients by performing activities such as reviewing client/family history, conducting physical/psychosocial assessments
Processing physician or nurse practitioner orders
Handling emergencies including drug overdose, heart attack, assaultive behaviour and seizures
Consulting and collaborating with interdisciplinary team members and other health care professionals/providers in the identification and resolution of a variety of client/family issues
Participating in quality improvement and risk management activities


Your background includes:

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
Completion of approved addictions or substance use certificate program, and one year’s recent related experience working in an addictions environment with individuals with substance use disorders
May require: skills and experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups
May require: current approved Standard First Aid Certificate and current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certificate (CPR) level C
May require: skills and experience in facilitating psycho-educational groups.
May require: Valid Class 5 Driver’s License and access to personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage


This role is a full-time position located in the Tri-Cities area in B,C. The Tri-Cities area consists of Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam and Port Moody. Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam offer urban living in a picturesque natural setting. The Traboulay PoCo Trail showcases the best of the community, which traverses forest and creek, meadow and marsh, riverfront and urban development. Port Moody is a vibrant waterfront community with a unique small-town feel in a metropolitan setting. Over 40% of the community is dedicated to parkland - a haven for outdoor enthusiasts.


A career at Fraser Health will offer you the opportunity to work in a fast growing and exciting organization with professionals who are eminent in their respective fields. We offer a competitive salary package, including comprehensive health benefits coverage.


Join our dedicated team of health care providers in this dynamic and rewarding role.


Take the next step and apply so we can chat about you joining Fraser Health where we value diversity in the work force and strives to maintain an environment of Respect, Caring & Trust.


Posting Date: 30-Apr-2019

Closing Date: Open until filled

Employment Type: Full Time

FTE: 1

Rate: $34.83 - $45.73 / hour

Hours of Work: 0830-1630

Program/Service: MHSU