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
Clinic Nurse (Access/Transition), Correctional Health Services
Reference # 61517308
Wage: $32.94 to $43.24 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.
The Access/Transition Nurse serves as the primary communication link between Correctional Health Services and provincial and community programs/services/agencies. In collaboration with other members of the inter-professional treatment team, clients and their families, this position plans for the transition of care from the Correctional Centre to the community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care and Indigenous Cultural lens.
Education, Training and Experience
- Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC).
- Graduate of an approved School of Nursing plus two years recent, related experience in l nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Current CPR Resuscitation Certification
Skills and Abilities
- Ability to apply and evaluate nursing theory and expertise.
- Knowledge and understanding of services and philosophy of primary health care.
- Ability to know and assess the need for and initiate the use of community services.
- Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
- Ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team.
- Ability to prioritize and organize work.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Demonstrated computer skills
- Ability to promote and facilitate change.
- Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
- Ability to travel to other Correctional Health Clinics as required.
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.