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Community Access/Transition Nurse, Correctional Health Services

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PHSA together with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) will take on responsibility for the delivery of health care services in BC Corrections facilities as of October 2017. PHSA is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for inmates across the province during their time in correctional facilities and as they reintegrate into the community. This will help to improve access to primary health care, as well as mental health and substance use supports for inmates, key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally.

The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose  

Community Access/Transition Nurse, Correctional Health Services

Reference # 73066

Regular Part Time (0.50 FTE)

Wage: $33.56 to $44.06 per hour

Work Schedule: 830-1230, Monday to Friday

Anticipated Start Date: ASAP

Alouette Correctional Centre

Maple Ridge, BC

The Access/Transition Nurse 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 care from the Correctional Centre to the community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care and Indigenous Cultural lens.


Education, Training and Experience

  • Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC).
  • Graduate of an approved School of Nursing plus two years recent, related experience in l nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Current CPR Resuscitation Certification

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to apply and evaluate nursing theory and expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of services and philosophy of primary health care.
  • Ability to know and assess the need for and initiate the use of community services.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of an interprofessional team.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize work.
  • Ability to operate related equipment.
  • Demonstrated computer skills
  • Ability to promote and facilitate change.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Ability to travel to other Correctional Health Clinics as required.

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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at  Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of July 22, 2018.  If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

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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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