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.
- RN/LPN/RPN Designation
- Various Shifts
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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.
- Good listener
- Team player
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.
"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
A New Model of Health Care
Correctional Health Services (CHS) is an integral part of British Columbia’s health care system and the newest service of BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority. We provide health services at all 10 Correctional Centres across British Columbia.
Working alongside other health care experts on a supportive and inter-professional team, you will provide quality care for clients and help them live an active life during their time in custody and as they reintegrate into the community.
We are looking for talented RNs and RPNs to join our team at the Okanagan Correctional Centre in Oliver, BC to help us improve access to primary health care as well as mental health and substance use support for clients in correctional centres.
We have casual roles available today!
- Clinic Nurse
- Clinic Nurse, Access/Transition
- Clinic Nurse, Opioid Agonist Treatment
- Community Access/Transition Nurse
- Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse
This new model of health care provides the opportunity for you to grow your expertise as a primary care nurse in an environment where you’re supported from day one, and where leaders and colleagues across disciplines will have your back.
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.
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Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
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PHSA together with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) took on responsibility for the delivery of health care services in BC Corrections facilities in October 2017. 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 supports, 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
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.