More than just a job.
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
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
Licensed Practical Nurse, Correctional Health Services Oliver
Licensed Practical Nurse
Correctional Health Services Patient Care Unit, Oliver $28.43- $32.98 per hour
What you do
- Establish therapeutic relationships with clients. Assesse and identify client’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual needs. Provides emotional support as needed.
- Contribute to the development and modification of individualized care plans by identifying client priorities/plans and suggest revisions of the nursing care plan as required for stable clients.
- Perform a variety of nursing procedures such as taking blood pressures, heights and weights, and urine testing as directed; and communicate patient information to in-charge nurses (RN/RPN), physicians, and other appropriate members of the team.
- Monitor status of client’s in relation to anticipated outcomes. Evaluate the effectiveness of nursing interventions by comparing actual outcomes to anticipated outcomes. Report unanticipated changes and concerns to the nurse-in-charge.
- Maintain complete and accurate computerized and paper records through methods such as tracking results /consult documentation, and inputting data and documentation in accordance with established procedures and policies appropriately on the client’s health record.
- Review the medication administration record for each client and checks with the nurse-in-charge or the physician regarding any concerns.
- Store all client medications according to standards and agency directives.
What you bring
- Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses
- One (1) year of experience working with offenders and/or in secure health care settings, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Current full practicing licensure with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
- Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification (OFA Level 3 certification for positions at the Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)
What you have
- Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Deal with others effectively
- Organize work and follow instructions accurately.
- Operate related equipment.
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
What’s in it for you
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 more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Temporary Full Time
Start Date: May 16, 2021 – End Date: October 30, 2021
Wage: $28.43- $32.98 per hour
200 Enterprise Way, Oliver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Rotating Shifts - 0500 – 16:14 and 11:45 – 23:00
Requisition Number: 107802
What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenge
Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
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