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Clinical Security Liaison Nurse, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital


Working collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team and within a trauma-informed practice and Indigenous Cultural lens, you will provide nursing care delivery and planning for forensic psychiatric patients. You will also act as a Provincial Violence Prevention Curriculum (PVPC) classroom instructor, which includes Advance Team Response (ATR). 

In this role, you will:

  • Function as a mentor, experienced clinical resource and champion to clinical teams, providing guidance on clinical, procedural and physical, therapeutic and relational security issues, and lead clinical and security interventions to improve quality of care and patient health outcomes. 
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on the development, implementation and monitoring of safe working practices, procedures, policies and information that ensures security and safety to both patients, staff and visitors. 
  • Promote education evidence-based practice and research. 
  • Consult and collaborate with interdisciplinary team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient/client and family centered care and enhancement in the quality of life consistent with established policies, standards of practice and philosophy of BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services. 
  • Lead the Violence Prevention Strategy for the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital.
  • Respond to Code White and or emergency situations, providing demonstrations, clinical support, and guidance regarding ATR coordination, incident management, de-escalation and other site management issues. 
  • Support staff with staff and patient debrief post incident. 
  • Provide Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) support. 
  • Assist clinical teams with the development of behavioral care plans and risk management plans for patients. 
  • Lead the development of working practices, procedures, policies and information that ensures security and safety to patients, staff and visitors. 
  • Advance nursing and interdisciplinary practice in therapeutic and relational security; provide guidance on PVPC and safe work practices and education, and participate in the evaluation of performance as required.



You have:

  • Graduated from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program, if applicable.
  • Three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated clinical area, including working with individuals with mental health and substance use disorders.
  • One (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience
  • A Valid BC Driver's License and access to a personal vehicle for local area travel.
  • Successfully completed PVPC, ATR, and Therapeutic and Relational Security (See ThinkACT) educator/ trainer training. 
  • Successfully completed CISM training. 
  • Current CPR Certification. 

In addition, you also have:

  • Knowledge of complex mental illness, substance use and concurrent disorders and treatment, and of the principles of recovery. 
  • Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology, substance dependency and substance use treatment, psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and psychotherapeutic and counseling skills. 
  • Knowledge of Trauma-Informed Practice and its application to the defined population of clients. 
  • Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation. 
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive mental health and substance use clinical and risk assessments, utilizing relevant tools and rating scales, and formulate a treatment plan, participate in transition planning and provide crisis intervention. 
  • Ability to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process. 
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate (orally and in writing) and collaborate effectively with patients/clients and their families, coworkers, physicians, other health care staff, and staff of external agencies. 
  • Knowledge of primary, secondary and tertiary care programs and relevant, community resources. 
  • Knowledge of health care disciplines and their role in client/family care and service provision. 
  • Knowledge of evidence-informed nursing practice related to the designated clinical area. 
  • Knowledge of legislation and government policies and procedures that relate to patients/clients, including the BC Mental Health Act, Forensic Psychiatry Act and the Criminal Code of Canada as it relates to the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. 
  • Demonstrated clinical experience, knowledge and understanding of patient clinical issues, promotion of choice, respect and dignity. 
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and deliver educational materials for staff/patients/clients and families based on education theories, principles and best practices. 
  • Demonstrated ability to promote a supportive, creative learning environment and lead continuous quality improvement. 
  • Demonstrated critical thinking and problem solving skills. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively plan, organize and prioritize work. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary team. 
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, adjust to unexpected events, mediate and deal with conflict. 
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively lead change and support staff through transitions. 
  • Knowledge of basic research, e.g. research ethics, research question, hypothesis and qualitative and quantitative data analyses methods. 
  • Demonstrated ability to perform CPR. 
  • Demonstrated computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system as well as applicable word processing, spreadsheet and database software applications. 
  • Ability to operate related equipment. 
  • Demonstrated physical ability to perform the duties of the position. 

Job Details:


Reference #s 81219/ 81221

Two (2) Regular Part-Time (0.47 FTE) positions available

Wage: $41.42-$50.77 Hourly

Hours of Work: 0700-1500 / 1500-2300

70 Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam BC


Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.


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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.


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Labor AgreementNurses' Bargaining Association
Requisition #81219 -2326392
Work SiteForensic Psychiatric Hospital
Job TypeRegular, Part-Time
Hours of Work0700-1500/1500-2300
Work Days
Expiry Date30-Nov-2019

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