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
Access Discharge Coordinator - BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services - Correctional Health Services Corporate - Vancouver, BC
Access Discharge Coordinator
BC Mental Health and Sustance 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, develop and implement a centralized referral registry and access utilization system for the designated Mental Health and/or Addiction Program. Develop and determine the effectiveness of the registry and Access system policies, procedures and standards, in collaboration with members of acute psychiatric mental health care services, community Mental Health and Addiction teams, and other related programs.
- Coordinate and maintain a bed occupancy and wait list database of referrals to the designated Mental Health and/or Addiction services program and work in close liaison with referring agencies to ensure referrals are prioritized in accordance with established policies and procedures. May be required to track Alternate Level of Care (ALC) service applicable for the designated program .
- Receive and review referrals for access and discharge to Mental Health and/or Addiction services. Identify suitable services for referral in accordance with established protocols. Work in close collaboration with Mental Health and/or Addiction and medical services in other health authorities to ensure referral eligibility and to ensure that clients with the highest need are prioritized for placement.
- Monitor referrals from acute mental health and medical sites and work collaboratively with various sites and/or health authorities, Mental Health and/or Addiction teams and other related programs to ensure efficient flow of referrals to promote maximum bed utilization.
- Provide consultation and guidance to Mental Health & Addictions teams, acute sites, other referral sources, families and service users on the interpretation and application of policies relevant to eligibility and access to bed resources.
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 and Midwives (BCCNM).
- Two years' recent, related nursing experience relevant with the designated client population or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
You will also have knowledge of:
- Nursing science theory, and practice within a client and family centred model of care.
- British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) standards for Nursing Practice.
- Adult and older adult residential care, tertiary, acute and community Mental Health and/or Addiction services and related issues.
- Relevant policies, procedures, and standards of care.
- Other health care disciplines and their role in patient care.
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
Wage: $43.09 to $52.82 per hour
Location: 4949 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3L7
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday to Friday; 0800-1600
Requisition # 116271
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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