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
Client Care Coordinator, Surrey Pretrial Services Centre, Correctional Health Services – Surrey, BC
Client Care Coordinator
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
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 you’ll do
- Coordinate client care related activities and provide leadership in the planning and implementation of innovative and creative approaches for the delivery of services. Promote quality of care by consulting and collaborating with interdisciplinary team members to help establish appropriate goals of care and individualized care plans considering the client’s physiological, psychiatric, psychological, spiritual and sociocultural needs.
- Assist staff in operationalizing care standards, client care guidelines, protocols, clinical pathways and organizational policies. Work with clients and the team to minimize variances from the standardized elements of care as described in the clinical pathway. Facilitate the evaluation of services to ensure program and service needs are met. Ensure adherence to established policies, procedures, and protocols including those for quality assurance and the safety of staff and clients; making sure that an adequate number of appropriate qualified clinical staff are available, coordinating equipment and other resources; and collaborating with other areas/external resources to solve operational problems, facilitating continuity of nursing care. Advises the HSM (or on-call Administrator) of any urgent patient care issues or concerns.
- Attend and participate in initial client care evaluations and admission meetings as a member of an interdisciplinary team by providing input on a variety of care issues, practice effectiveness and administrative decisions according to client care standards. Assess the client’s overall needs, conducts risk assessments, formulates initial diagnostic impressions and determines priority of care requirements.
- Review client progress and needs. Provide formal and informal consultation as needed to health care team members, other health care providers and students. Promotes interdisciplinary collaboration for treatment concerns, continuity of care, crisis management protocols and community resource coordination. Assists with therapeutic interventions and problem solving, provides clinical guidance and information on complex cases, discusses client care issues and develops linkages/partnerships to meet client need.
- Establish, maintain and enhance therapeutic relationships based on respect with client. Engages others in treatment planning and evaluation, provides follow-up planning, supports clients to manage self-care, encourages informed decision making and empowers client to improve quality of life. Teaches client about management/treatment of medical conditions.
What you bring
- Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- 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 the applicable population group when indicated, and 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.
- Occupational First Aid II (OFA II) (or OFA III techniques for positions at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)
You also have:
- Knowledge of primary care practices, mental health illnesses, substance use and concurrent disorders and treatment.
- Knowledge of evidence informed nursing theory and practice, including pharmacology (indications and side-effects) and therapeutic and counseling skills.
- Demonstrated ability to provide effective leadership, supervision, work direction and consultation.
- Demonstrated ability to conduct comprehensive clinical assessments, utilizing relevant tools and rating scales, and formulate a treatment plan, participate in transition planning and provide crisis intervention.
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, Full-Time (1.00 FTE) Two opportunities available.
Wage: $43.09 to $52.82.
Location: 14323 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 1B1
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Rotating; 0830- 2030.
Requisition # 125493 & 125497
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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