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Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) / New Grad

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, 70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9

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

What you’ll do

Provide direct care in accordance with the care plan by methods such as performing protocols and interventions, implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting care recipient needs; applying approved techniques, procedures and treatments; administering prescribed medication.

Recognize and identify signs and symptoms, and detect changes in patients’ conditions; reports and records as indicated.

Collect and document patient health care information. Maintain complete and accurate records of nursing observation, interventions and evaluation of nursing care. Maintain complete and accurate records of telephone communications as well.

Plan direct care and contributes to the physical and psychological well-being of the patients by methods such as assessing clinical requirements, status and condition of care recipients; developing care plans based on identified needs, participating in various interdisciplinary assessment and screening processes, and including patient and family, when appropriate, in planning nursing care; and implementing care plans, evaluating outcomes and revising plans to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients.

Consult with nurses, members of the interdisciplinary team and other health care professionals and accesses any other available resources in relation to overall care planning issues. Meets with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan. Maintains liaison between nurses, physicians, family, and community resources for individual patients to ensure continuity of care.

What you bring

Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).

Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Psychiatric Nursing or Nursing.

One (1) year of recent experience working in a forensic or acute psychiatric hospital setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1.

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.

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.

New Grad / Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Casual / FT / PT / Temp opportunites available

Wage: $37.04/hr. - $48.39/hr.

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital, 70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam

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What we do

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 is 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.

BC MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE SERVICES (BCMHSUS) CARES FOR PEOPLE WITH COMPLEX MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE CHALLENGES.

It’s an exciting time to join our dedicated, compassionate team and make a difference. We are looking for experts to work with us in a dynamic, supportive environment, and to share our vision for providing patients with safe, respectful, high-quality care. Our staff receives highly specialized training in forensic mental health and we are the only facility in the province that provides this training. We are transforming services at the hospital as we move to implement leading best practices in forensic mental health. 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.

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Coquitlam

Just a short drive from Vancouver, Coquitlam was originally established to become the capital of British Columbia. Coquitlam has a strong business community, as well as a commitment to community-based living. Golfing, fishing, and mountain biking are popular recreational activities in the area.

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