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Casual Opportunities/New Grad/Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse-Alouette Correctional Centre, Maple Ridge, BC

 

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, BC Correctional Health Services

Casual

Wage $34.83 – 45.73 Hourly

Alouette Correctional Centre, Maple Ridge, BC

 

Job Summary

 

The Clinic Nurse provides trauma informed nursing care to clients with physical or mental health needs and/or concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders. Provides direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, substance dependency, and mental health and general health issues. Performs physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, refers clients to the physician for further examination, and administers prescribed treatments and medications. Observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions. Provides education and support to clients/groups using a health promotion approach. Works collaboratively with the interdisciplinary team, other health care professionals, clients, families, and the community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care Framework and Indigenous Cultural lens.

 

Duties

  • Provides direct trauma informed health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, substance dependency, mental health, and general health issues. Performs physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, collects specimens, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications according to protocols and makes appropriate adjustments. Triages Health Service Requests from clients and makes appropriate treatment plan or referrals.
  • Observes, monitors, evaluates, and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions utilizing nursing skills and medical equipment including therapeutic interventions using a variety of modalities. Initiates and facilitates discharge planning in collaboration with the interprofessional treatment team; identifies referrals to other health professionals.
  • Provides education and support to clients and groups using a health promotion approach regarding matters such as contraception, birth control, sexually transmitted diseases, upper respiratory tract infections, urinary tract infections, and minor dermatology problems.
  • Works collaboratively with other health care professionals, client, family, and community in the identification and resolution of health issues, cultural and language barriers, ethical dilemmas and coordination and integration of care, and makes referrals to other service providers as appropriate.

 

Qualifications

 

Education, Training, and Experience

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC) or as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCNP).
  • Two (2) years’ recent experience providing trauma informed acute or community health nursing care/services to patients who have a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
  • Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification (OFA Level 3 certification for positions at the Ford Mountain Correctional Centre).

 

Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases, and practice within a patient/family-centered approach.
  • Working knowledge of CRNBC's Standards for Nursing Practice.
  • Knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques. Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events
  • Demonstrated case management, teaching/training, clinical support, and consultation skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively as a member of an interprofessional team
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Ability to carry out the physical demands of the job.
  • Skilled in the use of equipment, and in the techniques appropriate for treatment.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized patient care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, Internet and e-mail software.

 

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Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

 

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For more information on all that the PHSA has to offer, please visit: http://jobs.phsa.ca  

 

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.

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