Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses - qathet Complex Care Housing

Lift Community Service
Powell River (Region), British Columbia
$40.21-$43.29 per hour
Closing date
Apr 7, 2024

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About Lift Community Services

Located in qathet Regional District along the beautiful Sunshine Coast, Lift Community Services focuses on helping all people thrive in the qathet region by reducing social inequities and by providing support and advocacy for anyone who needs it. Our vision is a welcoming, inclusive, and diversity-affirming community that is free of poverty and full of heart. At Lift, we believe a thriving, sustainable community comes from a collaborative, equitable, future-focused approach. 

About the Role

Lift is seeking two Registered Nurses/Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join the multi-disciplinary qathet Complex Care Housing (CCH) team to collaborate with the healthcare team to support clients’ development of physical, social, emotional and life skills. Working alongside the CCH team, the Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse is responsible for providing excellent direct care to Lift clients, including supportive recovery assistance. The successful individuals will be enthusiastic team players, understand the importance of trauma-informed care with a focus on harm reduction, and be passionate about community.

This is a part-time 32hrs a week Monday-Sunday position and has a salary range of $40.21-$43.29 per hour. The successful candidate would be required to work in-person and be located in the Powell River area. Additionally, there is a relocation reimbursement of up to $10,000.

 What You Will Be Doing

  • Delivers direct health care to program clients who may be experiencing mental health concerns or clients in the process of withdrawal, stabilization or other addiction treatment programs by assessing client health status, observing, monitoring and evaluating client progress, symptoms and behavioral changes, reorganizing priorities, developing and revising care plans, and managing client’s medication, as required.
  • Coordinates clinical activities including but not limited to the transitions between substance use services and community programs for clients in their early recovery journey.
  • Implements multidisciplinary care plans, observes client’s behavior and symptoms, provides feedback regarding client’s needs, performance and progress, recognizes anticipated/unanticipated client responses to care, develops short term strategies in response to emergent situations and reports significant observations to appropriate team members.
  • Provides education and counseling to clients on matters of substance use, harm reduction and relapse prevention based on the individual client recovery goals.
  • Works collaboratively with other nursing staff, health care professionals and clients in supporting client substance abuse concerns, ethical dilemmas, coordinating care across services and provides input into future treatment plan(s).
  • Administers medications when required in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Maintains records in accordance with established procedures and policies, and prepares/maintains statistical data, correspondence reports and other documentation, as required.
  • Collaborates and consults with the interdisciplinary team, other health care professionals/partners, and clients/families to establish appropriate goals and holistic care plans.
  • Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration in the identification and resolution of client care issues, treatment concerns, continuity of services, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas, crisis management, and community resource coordination. 

What You Will Need

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) or ability to obtain.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of recent, related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or substance use concerns.
  • A combination of education, training and experience may also be accepted.
  • Knowledge of Indigenous communities, intergenerational trauma as a result of colonization, and Indigenous Cultural Safety training.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective service in a variety of community settings and with diverse populations, especially those with mental health or substance use disorders.
  • Knowledge of the principles of Trauma Informed Practice, Harm Reduction and Recovery Oriented Care.
  • Broad knowledge of substance use and a non-judgmental attitude towards working with clients with problematic substance use through their recovery.
  • Ability to problem solve using critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
  • Strong ability to plan, organize and prioritize workload.
  • Effective communicator with proficient use of nonverbal, verbal, and written styles.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), EMRs, or similar programs.


  • Requires Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check clearance.
  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.

 What We Offer

  • Competitive salary.
  • Competitive extended health benefits and RRSP matching.
  • Relocation reimbursement of up to $10,000.
  • Flexible schedule.
  • Robust onboarding and community support.

Application Information:

If this opportunity to work with a collaborative team and a growing non-profit in an active outdoor community feels like the right fit for you, please apply with your resume and cover  letter here:

A copy of the full job description can be found here:

This position will be open until filled.

If you are curious about Powell River and the qathet Regional District and want to learn more about this great community – check out our Opportunity Profile here:

As an inclusive employer, we would like to make the recruitment process as accessible as possible. Please contact Kim Markel at or call 604-485-2004, to let us know how we can best support you. 

Lift Community Services is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

We live and work on the homelands and territories of the Tla’amin People. We honour the land, the Tla’amin People, and their treaty and continually seek to strengthen our relationship and responsibilities to them as guests in the territory.

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