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Nurse Practitioner, Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC), Correctional Health Services – Nanaimo, BC
Working within Correctional Health Services, you will provide trauma-informed care to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases, including communicable diseases, substance dependency, and mental health and general health issues. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative health care team, liaising with other health care professionals, clients, family members, and community agencies to provide clients with safe and effective care. Be part of a team where you can live and work in your community, positively influence an incarcerated individual’s journey down a new path, and see the difference you can make as you serve the diverse populations of the BC Corrections system.
- Job Type: Full-Time, Part-Time,
- Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
- Travel: Minimal
What does it take to be successful working in Correctional Health Services at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.
- Good Listener
- Team Player
About Correctional Health Services
Correctional Health Services (CHS), part of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), a program of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), is an integral part of British Columbia’s health care system. CHS provides health services at the 10 provincial correctional centres. PHSA is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for clients 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 support for inmates; key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally.
"We have a really robust health care system within corrections. We have what we call our Mental Health and Substance Use team and it’s made up of allied health professionals as well as nurses, and that includes Mental Health Coordinators, Concurrent Disorder Counsellors, Addictions Counsellors, Access and Transition Nurses who do a lot of discharge planning work, Mental Health & Substance Use Nurses, Social Workers as well as Support Workers"Shannon Petovello Mental Health Coordinator, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"This is a fantastic place to learn and grow as a nurse. I had only been a nurse for a year when I started here."Jennifer Gill Licensed Practical Nurse, Alouette Correctional Centre for Women
"Corrections was something different, so I tried it, and I never left."Kelsey Holzworth Registered (Clinic) Nurse, Prince George Regional Correctional Centre
Community Transition Teams
Dudes Clubs have sprung up throughout the province, giving Indigenous men in B.C. a space where they can engage with a community that prioritizes supportive relationships, health care and shared world views.
Prison health is public health
“Prison health is important because most persons that are incarcerated will end up back in the community—upwards of 80-90 per cent of people," says Dr. Nader Sharifi, the medical director of Correctional Health Services. "So it became obvious very early that providing care in custody reflects on what happens in the community. For example, ensuring high quality STD (sexually transmitted diseases) testing and treatment in custody will prevent the spread of infectious disease in the community.”
Benefits and Perks
Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process.
Extended health and dental benefits
Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs
Relocation support for out-of-province hires
Work with an interdisciplinary health care team
Opportunity to work across multiple roles, such as clinic nurse and mental health & substance use nurse roles.
Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements
Nurse Practitioner, Nanaimo Correctional Centre (NCC), Correctional Health Services – Nanaimo, BC
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
What you’ll do
- Diagnose and treat previously undiagnosed clients for undifferentiated diseases, illnesses and conditions within the Nurse Practitioner’s scope of practice; order appropriate screening diagnostic investigations; interpret reports of investigations and analyze information to monitor progress and plan treatment. As part of the multidisciplinary team, develop and implement treatment plans. Write orders for treatment and medications; make patient rounds as appropriate and monitor ongoing care; provide first line care in emergencies.
- Establish priorities for management of health conditions; provide follow-up treatment; communicate with clients and families about health findings, diagnoses and prognoses; support and counsel clients in their personal responses to diseases, disorders and conditions.
- Collaborate and/or consult with physicians or other health care and social service providers as appropriate to assess and diagnose client status. Accept referrals from, or make referrals to, physicians and other health professionals.
- Prescribe drugs within the statutory and regulatory standards, limits and conditions for Nurse Practitioners and within applicable employer policies and procedures. Apply knowledge of pharmacology and evidence based practice in selecting, prescribing, administering and monitoring the effects of drugs to treat diseases disorders, conditions or injuries.
- Participate in research contributing to improved patient care and advances in nursing, health policy development and population health. Synthesize qualitative and quantitative data from a variety of sources about determinants of health; maintain population health focus by participating in and implementing evidence based screening and health promotion for populations at risk and implements population based harm reduction strategies.
What you bring
- Current registration as a Nurse Practitioner with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- Must be eligible to complete the Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE) through the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- Minimum of (4) years of recent, relevant clinical nursing experience.
Skills and Knowledge
- Perform the full scope of Nurse Practitioner duties and responsibilities.
- Define and articulate the specific areas of practice and client population for whom the NP is competent to provide health care services.
- Self-direct, interact, and adapt effectively with other professionals in complex, dynamic situations.
- Communicate and collaborate with patients and families about health findings, diagnosis, treatment, self care and prognosis.
- Communicate effectively and build relationships with nurses and other health professionals and disciplines using a variety of communication strategies.
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 and development.
- 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).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Job Type: Regular, Part-Time (0.40 FTE)
Salary: $106,038.00 - $152,429.00 / Year The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.
Location: 3945 Biggs Rd, Nanaimo, BC V9R 5N3
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating days; 0800-1600.
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
BC Mental 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.
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