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Casual Opportunities/New Grad/Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse-Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

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Overview

As a BCMHSUS nurse, you bring your patient-care expertise to assist in the care for clients dealing with some of the most complex combinations of mental health, substance use and physical health issues. You could work within forensic psychiatric services for people involved with the criminal justice system, or within health care services for inmates incarcerated in provincial correctional facilities. You would perform both physical and mental health assessments, refer, treat, and evaluate clients; as well as document client records. You would work in an innovative and collaborative environment with other health care professionals, clients, and communities.

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful BCMHSUS nurse at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Open-minded
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Understanding

Culture

BCMHSUS is a province-wide resource for people who are affected by problematic substance use, mental health issues and health care concerns. The goal is to support people to regain their health, benefit from treatment, and eventually return to community life, with continued support for recovery. The service integrates mental health, substance use and primary care to provide a holistic approach and focuses on a person’s individual strengths.

Testimonials

  • "There are a few reasons I like working at Burnaby Centre: being part of the team and feeling supported and encouraged every day; there's a sense of family with all my colleagues; and we all support each other in a common goal of providing the best care possible to our clients."

    ~ Michelle, Clinic Nurse, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health
  • "There's a real humanity to it. We get to deal with a patient one on one. Whereas with hospital nursing, you're usually dealing with seven to ten patients at a time. So you really get to know the clients and what some of their issues are, and you start to build a rapport and build trust and that can happen over time. Then you do see them out in the community, and they're successful. That's always a good feeling."

    ~ Raelene, Clinic Nurse, Correctional Health Services
  • "I work with my best friends every day; we're very close due to the acuity of the environment—we operate according to team principles. We provide team nursing here, which is a little bit different that other more traditional nursing environments. It's pretty rewarding."

    ~ Mandi, Clinical Nurse Leader, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

  • Defined benefit pension program

  • Maternity/parental/educational leaves

  • Compensation

  • Variety

Job Details

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is an integral part of British Columbia’s health care system, and serves some of the most complex and highest-need patients in British Columbia. The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital is part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). We provide health services at all 9 units at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital in Coquitlam, BC.   

It’s an exciting time to join our dedicated, compassionate team and make a difference. We are looking for experts to work with us in a dynamic, supportive environment, and to share our vision for providing patients with safe, respectful, high-quality care. Our staff receives highly specialized training in forensic mental health and we are the only facility in the province that provides this training. We are transforming services at the hospital as we move to implement leading best practices in forensic mental health.

The Forensic Psychiatric Hospital (FPH) is a world leader in providing psychiatric care through its unique, multi-site health organization. A multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurses and other health care professionals, work in close partnership to provide specialized hospital and community-based services for adults with mental illness who are in conflict with the law. Our unified provincial forensic psychiatric services are provided in various clinics throughout the province of British Columbia.

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. In addition to providing specialized mental health and addiction services, BCMHSUS also provides provincial leadership in mental health and addiction research, education and knowledge exchange, and health promotion and illness prevention in support of system-wide improvements. 

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services is an Agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) which plans, manages and evaluates 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

New Grad/Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Casual 

Shifts: Rotating Shifts 

Wage: 

$34.83 to $45.73per hour 

Forensic Psychiatric Hospital - All Units

70 Colony Farm Road Coquitlam, BC 

We are currently accepting applications for casual opportunities to work with one of the premier forensic psychiatry health care teams in the world that will appeal to a detail-oriented individual who is experienced in the field of forensic psychiatric nursing. Under the direction of the Clinical Nurse Leader or designate, and drawing on your high standards of integrity and responsibility, you will provide care planning and care delivery services to these forensic psychiatric patients. You will apply your knowledge of methods, techniques and procedures to address the physical and psychological needs of individual patients, and at times you may be required to resolve issues independently. Your value as a Direct Care Nurse will come into play as you participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team, assess patient care outcomes, make appropriate revisions to care plans and serve as an advocate for patients and their families. This hands-on role with individuals who are remanded by the courts will also see you support patients in psychosocial, life and personal care skills.

Your profile is highlighted by a diploma in Psychiatric Nursing or General Nursing, and registration with CRNBC or CRPNBC. Your success in furthering the health and well-being of our patients will be built upon a strong foundation of theoretical knowledge and practical skills, including sound judgement and tact. You must demonstrate strong capabilities in dealing with the public, as well as preparing and maintaining records, charts and reports. Directly related experience in a forensic setting or specialized nursing of psychiatric patients is preferred. If you are looking to use your unique skills in playing an integral role in our forensic team, we would like to hear from you!

We invite you to apply by clicking the "Apply Online 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.   

Click on the link below to see what it's like to work as a nurse at Forensic Psychiatric Hospital!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZZOGpL-q5s

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

For more information on BCMHSUS please visit:  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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