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 clinics, and Child and Mental Youth Mental Health Services located at BC Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct services, BCMHSUS acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.
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.
Health Care Worker
Forensic Psychiatric Services
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at PHSA, and as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position. The Health Care Worker works under the functional direction of a Registered Nurse, Registered Psychiatric Nurse or other designate and in cooperation with interdisciplinary team members to assist in the delivery of patient care for an assigned inpatient area of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital which provides services to persons found Not Criminally Responsible on Account of Mental Disorder, or Unfit to Stand Trial. Maintains a clean and safe environment for patients and staff. Following established care plans provides personal care; assists with meals and oral hygiene, and performs nursing care duties as applicable. Observes and monitors patients’ progress and behavioural changes and reports significant observations. Responds to call bells/alarms. Utilizes mechanical aides such as specialty beds, wheelchairs and stretchers to transport patients and provides assistance with lifting and/or transferring of patients following established lifting/safety techniques. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education, Training and Experience
Grade 10. Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant or Care Attendant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Skills and Abilities
• Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to deal with others effectively.
• Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
• Ability to organize work.
• Ability to operate related equipment.
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Applications will be accepted until this position has been filled.
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For more information about the, please visit the website 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.