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 level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult/Geriatric and Neuropsychiatry Services located at Riverview Hospital, Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics, and Child and Youth Mental Health Services located at BC Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services 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. The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Forensic Liaison and Community Case Manager Nurse
Casual On Call
Prince George, BC
Under direction, provide a defined range of community forensic mental health nursing services to mentally disordered individuals in conflict with the law. Under the general direction of the Regional Manager and with the clinical guidance of a multi-disciplinary treatment team leader, the forensic liaison nurse works in conjunction with the Regional Health Authorities and allied stakeholders to assist with the provision of psychiatric and social services to mentally ill offenders, through short-term transitional interventions.
The Community Case Manager is responsible for the provision of community mental health nursing services to clients who are referred to Forensic Psychiatric Regional Programs. The regional clinics provide psychiatric/psychological assessments to the Courts and treatment services to adults who are subject to a legal order for criminal offences. The clinics also provide assertive case management services to high-risk mentally disordered offenders and are responsible for the supervision and co-ordination of services to adults found Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial.
Education, Training and Experience:
Must be licensed to practice psychiatric nursing in the Province of British Columbia under the CRPNBC or CRNBC
A Baccalaureate degree in Nursing/Health Sciences; or an equivalent combination of education and experience in a community mental health setting
Preferably at least two years in Forensic Psychiatry
Skills, Abilities, Competencies:
Well-developed interpersonal communication skills. Assessment and treatment of acute and chronic major mental illnesses, psychological and behavioral problems.
Identify, develop and implement clinical case management plans based on an evaluation of clinical risk and need.
Negotiation skills, ability to problem-solve, use appropriate judgment, and develop a wide community network of resources.
Ability to work as part of a team.
Time management; ability to set priorities in a fast-paced work environment.
Must possess a valid BC Driver’s License
Travel is a requirement of this position, may have to use own vehicle
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