Community Access & Transition Nurse - Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Community Transition Team - Coquitlam, BC
Community Access & Transition Nurse - Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
The Community Transition Access/Transition Nurse is part of the Community Transition Team (CTT) and serves as the primary communication link between Correctional Health Services and provincial and community programs/services/agencies. In collaboration with other members of the inter-professional treatment team, clients and their families, this position plans for the transition of primary care needs from the Correctional Centre to the community. Works with the interdisciplinary team in the Primary Care setting. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care and Indigenous Cultural lens.
What you'll do
- Regularly communicate with other members of the health care interdisciplinary team within the Correctional Centre (e.g., physicians, nurses, mental health and substance use professionals and Correctional and Parole/Probation Officers) regarding the anticipated release of clients and their potential needs for transition support.
- Work with the inter-professional health care treatment team, BC Corrections staff, clients about to be released from the Correctional Centre and their involved family members to validate demographic data and health information and determine the nature and extent of needs for community health substance use support services.
- Liaise with key community resources and ensure accurate and complete written information transfer to programs and services across the province of BC.
- Facilitate linkages to a variety of community programs, e.g. Regional Heath Authority services, community health services, substance use services and other community support services to establish clear transition plans for the client.
- Engage in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving and conflict resolution..
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two (2) years recent, related experience in acute or primary care or community health nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Skills and Knowledge
- Develop partnerships and relationships with external partners to ensure continuity of client care.
- Apply and evaluate nursing theory and expertise.
- Understand services and philosophy of primary health care.
- Assess the need for and initiate the use of community services.
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
- Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
- As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.)
What we bring
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.
- Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
- Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Full- Time (1.00 FTE)
Wage: $40.21 to $57.78 per hour.
Location: 70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday - Friday; 0800-1600.
Requisition # 150822
As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.
What we do
BCMental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments’ unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey—one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.
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