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Registered Nurse, Minimum and Medium Security Units, 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

Help our team by providing nursing care delivery and care planning for forensic psychiatric patients in conjunction with an interdisciplinary and unit-based treatment team.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide direct care in accordance with the care plan by performing protocols and interventions; implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting care recipient needs; applying approved techniques, procedures, and treatments; and administering prescribed medication.
  • Recognize and identify signs and symptoms and detect changes in patients’ conditions, reporting and recording as indicated.
  • Collect and document patient health care information, maintaining complete and accurate records of nursing observation, interventions, and evaluation of nursing care.
  • Plan direct care and contribute to the physical and psychological well-being of patients by assessing clinical requirements, status, and condition of care recipients; developing care plans based on identified needs; participating in various interdisciplinary assessment and screening processes; and including patient and family, when appropriate, in planning nursing care.
  • Implement care plans, evaluate outcomes, and revise plans to address gaps in response to the needs of care recipients.
  • Consult with nurses, members of the interdisciplinary team, and other health care professionals and access any other available resources in relation to overall care planning issues. You will meet with other members of the health care team to discuss and review the care plan, maintaining liaison between nurses, physicians, family, and community resources for individual patients to ensure continuity of care.

Qualifications:

You have:

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Graduated from a recognized diploma program in Psychiatric Nursing or Nursing.
  • One (1) year of recent experience working in a forensic or acute psychiatric hospital setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1.
  • Current and updated knowledge of changes and developments in the practice of psychiatric nursing and of applicable Federal and Provincial legislation (i.e. the Criminal Code of Canada, Forensic Psychiatry Act, the Mental Health Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Young Offenders Act, Public Trustee Act).
  • Broad knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues in adults.
  • Broad knowledge of adult education principles, methods, and tools.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

You can:

  • Demonstrate organizational, facilitation, decision-making, and leadership skills.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports.
  • Participate as a member of multidisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource.
  • Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.
  • Operate related equipment.

Job Details:

Reference # 82068

Temporary Part Time (0.63 FTE) (To March 31, 2020)

Wage $34.83– 45.73 Hourly

Work Schedule: 0700-1500 / 2300-0700

70 Colony Farm Rd, Coquitlam BC

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

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About Us

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.

BCMHSUS 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. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

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