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
Clinical Nurse Educator - Correctional Health Services Corporate - Vancouver, BC
Clinical Nurse Educator
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Two (2) Opportunities!
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
- Assess individual and group learning needs in collaboration with the senior leadership team, Manager/s and designated personnel and analyzing data such as staff competency assessments and growth plans, practice changes, and quality improvement indicators to determine specific educational requirements.
- In collaboration with the manager/assistant manager, support the development of individual growth plans to address identified learning needs by coordinating the development and implementation process with the Manager/s and designated personnel and ensuring there is a growth plan for staff members as required. May monitor progress against the growth plan and update on a yearly basis to support staff’s ability for achievement. Implement teaching/learning strategies that are congruent with the determined growth/learning plans.
- Utilize educational/curriculum theory and knowledge of specialized nursing and clinical practice to design, develop, implement and evaluate clinical education programs for team members and/or clients/families in collaboration with the senior leadership team, Manager/s and interdisciplinary team members; education programs include orientation/training programs for new team members, educational support programs, continuing education sessions and cross-cultural caring programs.
- Support preceptors/preceptees, mentors/mentees and clinical programs using teaching and learning principles and a program planning and evaluation process to meet the identified educational needs of staff and/or clients/families and to ensure the achievement of specialized practitioners within the program/team.
- Develop, review and modify learning resources for team members across all disciplines where appropriate, using established educational standards, determining match between content and delivery method and providing feedback to other developers to ensure resources are current, relevant, cost effective and coordinated.
What you bring
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
- Three (3) years’ recent related experience in primary care or acute medical-surgical experience, including one (1) year experience developing, implementing and/or delivering education services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Travel throughout the Province to all CHS locations requires the use of personal vehicle. Valid BC Driver’s License.
You will also have knowledge of:
- Community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions.
- Nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
- BCCNM Standards for Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
- Adult education principles, methods and tools.
- Other health disciplines and their role in patient/client 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.
Temporary, Full-Time (Until May 30, 2022) – Two (2) Opportunities
$43.09/hr. - $52.82/hr.
4949 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3L7
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Monday to Friday; 0830-1630
Requisition Number: 116174 & 116176
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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