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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 mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

 

BCMHSUS is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected 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

Regular Full Time Oportunities Available

Wage: $23.48/hr

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Coquitlam, BC  

 

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.

 

Qualifications:

 

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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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.

 

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