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Licensed Practical Nurse, Okanagan Correctional Centre

Licensed Practical Nurse, Okanagan Correctional Centre

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services, $28.15 to $32.02 per hour


What you’ll do

  • Establish therapeutic relationships with clients. Assess and identify client’s actual and potential strengths and limitations including physiological, psychological, social-cultural and spiritual needs.  Provide 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 /consults documentation, and inputting data and documentation in accordance with established procedures and policies appropriately on the client’s  health record.

What you bring

  • Graduation from a recognized program for Practical Nurses plus 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 Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Occupational First Aid Level 2 certification  (OFA Level 3 certification for positions at the Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)

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 (Until March 2022, or return of incumbent)
Wage: $28.15 to $32.02 per hour
200 Enterprise Way, Oliver
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Rotating Shifts
Requisition Number: 102772

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.


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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