Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

PHSA together with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) took on responsibility for the delivery of health care services in BC Corrections facilities in October 2017. PHSA is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for clients across the province during their time in correctional facilities and as they reintegrate into the community. This will help to improve access to primary health care, as well as mental health and substance use supports, key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose

Clinic Nurse, Correctional Health Services
Reference #68648
Regular Full Time (1.00 FTE)
Wage: $33.56 to $44.06 per hour
Work Schedule: 1300-2300, Rotating
Anticipated Start Date: ASAP
North Fraser Pretrial Centre
Port Coquitlam, BC

The Clinic Nurse provides trauma informed nursing care to clients with physical or mental health needs and/or concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders. Provides direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, substance dependency, mental health and general health issues. Performs physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications. Observes, monitors, evaluates and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions. Provides education and support to clients/groups using a health promotion approach. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, other health care professionals, clients, families and the community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care Framework and Indigenous Cultural lens.


Education, Training and Experience
• Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) or as a Registered Nurse with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC).
• Two 2 years’ recent experience providing trauma informed acute or community health nursing care/services to patients who have a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification.

Skills and Abilities
• Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a patient/family-centered approach.
• Working knowledge of CRNBC's Standards for Nursing Practice.
• Knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
• Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events.
• Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support and consultation skills.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team.
• Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
• Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
• Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
• Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

We invite you to apply by clicking on the “Apply 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. Please find the Apply Now option at https://jobs.phsa.ca/job/port-coquitlam/clinic-nurse-correctional-health-services/909/7607448

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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

For more information, please visit BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services at: 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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