Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Nurse OR Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join the team in Vancouver, BC as an Addiction Nurse. Apply today to join our team!


Education & Experience

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

Valid BC Driver’s License may be required as local area travel may require the use of a vehicle or other accepted mode of transportation.

Knowledge & Abilities

Broad knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family-centred model of care.

Broad knowledge of BCCNM Standards for Nursing Practice for Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses.

Broad knowledge of chemical dependency and a positive attitude toward chemically dependent clients and their rehabilitation.

Broad knowledge of behavior management and ability to utilize non-violent crisis intervention strategies.

Broad knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques, and demonstrated analytical and problem solving skills.

Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.

Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Demonstrated ability to prioritize, work independently, and use a cooperative approach to program delivery.

Demonstrated ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.

Basic computer literacy.

Closing Statement

The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

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


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 plan

Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities

Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families

Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers

Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

Vancouver Coastal Health is proud to be recognized as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in 2023.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

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