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Role and Facility Information

Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Community Transition Team
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Victoria, 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.





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

Regularly communicate with other members of the health care interdisciplinary team within the Correctional Centre (e.g., physicians, nurses, mental health and substance use professionals and Correctional and Parole/Probation Officers) regarding the anticipated release of clients and their potential needs for transition support.
Work with the inter-professional health care treatment team, BC Corrections staff, clients about to be released from the Correctional Centre and their involved family members to validate demographic data and health information and determine the nature and extent of needs for community health substance use support services.
Liaise with key community resources and ensure accurate and complete written information transfer to programs and services across the province of BC.
Facilitate linkages to a variety of community programs, e.g. Regional Heath Authority services, community health services, substance use services and other community support services to establish clear transition plans for the client.
Engage in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving and conflict resolution.


What you bring

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
Two years recent, related experience in acute or primary care or community health nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Successful completion of Occupational First Aid II (OFA II) (or OFA III techniques for positions at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)


You also have the ability to:

Develop partnerships and relationships with external partners to ensure continuity of client care.
Apply and evaluate nursing theory and expertise.
Understand the services and philosophy of primary health care.
Know and assess the need for and initiate the use of community services.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.


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

Wage: $36.23 to 47.58 per hour

Location: 2840 Nanaimo Street, Victoria, V8T 4W9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

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

Requisition # 121678





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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British Columbia’s scenic capital city of Victoria is located on the southern part of Vancouver Island. Double-decker buses, horse-drawn carriages, scenic gardens and even the tradition of formal afternoon tea, reflect this seaside city’s British heritage. Victoria’s economy is made up of traditional industry, advanced technology, tourism and arts and cultural organizations. The city boasts one of the highest “park-to-people” ratios of any city in North America. A temperate climate supports numerous recreational pursuits including golfing, fishing and boating.

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