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Clinical Security Liaison Nurse, Minimum and Medium Security Units FPS

Clinical Security Liaison Nurse, Minimum and Medium Security Units, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, $43.04 to $52.57 per hour

What you’ll do

  • Facilitate staff learning by acting as a clinical resource and demonstrates expertise and leadership in nursing and clinical practice by methods such as demonstrating patient de-escalation, PVPC, ATR (Code White) and seclusion entry procedures, answering questions related to clinical practice issues, problem solving, troubleshooting concerns and leading clinical and security interventions.
  • Work as an integral member of the interdisciplinary clinical team and provide patient clinical security and risk information and management advice as it relates to the development of risk assessments and treatment plans. Collaborate and assist clinical staff in the development of health outcomes that support patient recovery and therapeutic care.  Provide information in the development of behavioural/treatment patient care plans and risk management plans for patients.  Promote the growth and development of an innovative and progressive attitude with a focus on the recovery of the patient while recognizing the need for therapeutic caution.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams to assist, recommend and guide safe seclusion care of patients and staff on FPH units, which includes following the policy and procedure.  Collaborate with teams on, and supports colleagues with, patient transition out of seclusion.  When requested plans and authorize patient entry/exit of seclusion.
  • Support members of the interdisciplinary team with clinical decision making regarding patient de-escalation, PVPC, ATR (Code White) and seclusion entry decisions and procedures.  Evaluate performance of ATR team post incident by assisting with post incident debriefing with patient and clinical team and providing feedback to ensure care is provided according to program standards and clinical practice guidelines.  Lead and coordinate mock PVPC ATR code white drills by guiding staff through refresher scenarios, observing staff performing activities and providing feedback to ensure scenario is completed according to established standards and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Provide critical feedback to leadership team about staff PVPC and ATR competencies, including skill development improvements post incident and post incident investigations. Provide direct follow up with staff to improve patient outcomes. 

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM), formally known as British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Completion of post basic specialty nursing certificate/program if applicable, and three (3) years' recent, related experience in the designated clinical area, including working with individuals with mental health and substance use disorders, and including one (1) year's related administrative/supervisory experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.
  • Successful completion of PVPC, ATR, and Therapeutic and Relational Security (See ThinkACT) educator/ trainer training.
  • Successful completion of CISM training.
  • Current CPR Certification.

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.

Regular, Full-Time
Wage: $43.04 to $52.57 per hour
70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Rotating Shifts
Requisition Number:

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) 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:

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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