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Specialty Nurse Practitioner

Role and Facility Information

Nurse Practitioner, Community Transition Team

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Coquitlam, BC

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, 70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC is the temporary work location for this position. The work location will change to another location to be determined within the Fraser Region.

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide specialized service program providing care for clients during their time in one of BC’s 10 provincial correctional facilities. Our clients are more likely to require mental health and substance use support than those outside the system; and we provide them health services including medical and nursing care, mental health and substance use treatment support, basic emergency response services and more. We believe everyone deserves a chance to heal and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen. CHS is part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). At CHS safety comes first, and we invite you to join our dedicated, compassionate team to make a difference in our clients’ lives and improve continuity of care. Career opportunities include multi-disciplinary roles ranging from nurses and physicians, to dentists, social workers, and more specialized team members who help patients transition back into public life. See the latest CHS careers and apply today at jobs.phsa.ca/correctionalhealthservices.

Hear first hand about how safe it is to work in Correctional Health Services: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=smHaWQxTnjs.

What you’ll do

Diagnose and treat previously undiagnosed clients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interpret reports of investigations and analyze information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develop and implement treatment plans. Write orders for treatment and medications; make patient rounds as appropriate and monitor ongoing care; provide first line care in emergencies.

Establish priorities for management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and prognoses; support and counsel clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.

Collaborate and/or consult with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Accept referrals from, or make referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.

Prescribe drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Apply knowledge of pharmacology and evidence based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries.

Participate in research contributing to improved patient care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health. Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources about determinants of health; maintain population health focus by participating in and implementing evidence based screening and health promotion for populations at risk and implements population based harm reduction strategies.

What you bring

Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).

Must be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Minimum of (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.

You also have the ability to:

Perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.

Define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.

Self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.

Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis.

Communicate effectively and build relationships with nurses and other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies.

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.

Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.

Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.

Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.

PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).

Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Job Type: Regular Full-Time

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 8:30-17:00

Requisition # 121671

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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