Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, “one-of-a-kind” tertiary level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinic. In addition to providing specialized mental health and addiction services, BCMHSUS also provides provincial leadership in mental health and addiction research, education and knowledge exchange, and health promotion and illness prevention in support of system-wide improvements.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose


Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Regular Full-Time, Temporary and Casual Opportunities

Shifts: Rotating Shifts

Wage:

$33.33 to $43.53 per hour Minimum & Multi-level Security Units

$34.25 to $44.46 per hour Maximum & Multi-level Security Units

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

70 Colony Farm Road Coquitlam, BC

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) is a world leader in providing psychiatric care through its unique, multi-site health organization. A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other health care professionals, work in close partnership to provide specialized hospital and community-based services for adults with mental illness who are in conflict with the law. Our unified provincial forensic psychiatric services are provided in various clinics throughout the province of British Columbia.

We are currently accepting applications for casual opportunities to work with one of the premier forensic psychiatry health care teams in the world that will appeal to a detail-oriented individual who is experienced in the field of forensic psychiatric nursing. Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Leader or designate, and drawing on your high standards of integrity and responsibility, you will provide care planning and care delivery services to these forensic psychiatric patients. You will apply your knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures to address the physical and psychological needs of individual patients, and at times you may be required to resolve issues independently. Your value as a forensic psychiatric nurse will come into play as you participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team, assess patient care outcomes, make appropriate revisions to care plans and serve as an advocate for patients and their families. This hands-on role with individuals who are remanded by the courts will also see you support patients in psychosocial, life and personal care skills.

Your profile is highlighted by a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing or General Nursing, and registration with CRNBC or CRPNBC. Your success in furthering the health and well-being of our patients will be built upon a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including sound judgement and tact. You must demonstrate strong capabilities in dealing with the public, as well as preparing and maintaining records, charts and reports. Directly related experience in a forensic setting or specialized nursing of psychiatric patients is preferred. If you are looking to use your unique skills in playing an integral role in our forensic team, we would like to hear from you!

We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.

For more information regarding nursing opportunities with Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, please contact Gurdeep Gill at ggill@phsa.ca

For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://careers.phsa.ca.

For more information on BCMHSUS please visit: www.bcmhsus.ca

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

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