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 for inmates, 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
Unit Clerk, Correctional Health Services
Reference # 61517300
Wage: $22.23 per hour
Anticipated Start Date: October 1, 2017
Casual opportunities available at the following centres:
Chilliwack - Ford Mountain Correctional Centre
Kamloops - Kamloops Regional Correctional Centre
Maple Ridge - Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
Maple Ridge - Fraser Regional Correctional Centre
Nanaimo - Nanaimo Correctional Centre
Oliver - Okanagan Correctional Centre
Port Coquitlam - North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre
Prince George - Prince George Regional Correctional Centre
Surrey - Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre
Victoria - Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre
Please indicate in your resume which Centre(s) you would like to be considered for.
In accordance with the Mission, Vision and Values, and strategic directions of Provincial Health Services Authority client 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. Under the general supervision of the Manager, Health Services and in accordance with the vision, mission and values of the PHSA Correctional Health Services , acts as a member of the client care team by performing a variety of trauma informed clerical duties utilizing computerized software programs in support of the operation of the unit such as acting as a communication link for the unit, providing receptionist functions, transcribing physicians’ orders, coordinating client appointments, assembling and maintaining client charts. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care Framework and Indigenous Cultural lens.
Education, Training and Experience
- Grade 12, medical terminology and graduation from a recognized Nursing Unit Clerk Program plus one (1) year’s recent, related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
- Understanding of trauma informed approaches to care.
- Ability to deal with others effectively.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
- Ability to keyboard 40 w.p.m.
- Ability to organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Ability to utilize a variety of computer software applications.
We invite you to apply by visiting https://jobs.phsa.ca and search either by agency (BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services), job category or location. Click 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.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website 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.