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Quality & Safety Leader, Correctional Health Services & Forensic Psychiatric Regional Clinics, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, Canada

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Overview

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,
    Temporary, Casual
  • Job Level: Entry, Mid, Senior,
  • Travel: Minimal

Success Profile

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.

  • Achiever
  • Confident
  • Detail-Oriented
  • Good Listener
  • Team Player
  • Trustworthy

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.

Testimonials

"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.

  • Healthcare

    Extended health and dental benefits

  • Continuing Education

    Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs

  • Relocation
    Reimbursement

    Relocation support for out-of-province hires

  • Collaboration

    Work with an interdisciplinary health care team

  • Variety

    Opportunity to work across multiple roles, such as clinic nurse and mental health & substance use nurse roles.

  • Compensation

    Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements

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Quality & Safety Leader, Correctional Health Services & Forensic Psychiatric Regional Clinics, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services – Vancouver, BC

Vancouver, Canada

Quality & Safety Leader
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services

Vancouver, BC

 

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

  • Work with staff and physicians to develop, implement, and evaluate indicators of quality outcomes and performance; prioritizes quality and patient safety initiatives based on program functions, needs and performance measurement systems; plans, develops and implements patient safety and quality improvement education, initiatives and materials including evaluation and sustainment tools.
  • Ensure quality and safety activities across BCMHSUS programs and services are in alignment with accreditation requirements. Provides accreditation education to staff and physicians as required. Leads program level actions to respond to recommendations arising from accreditation surveys, and to address new accreditation requirements.
  • Lead retrospective (e: Root Cause Analysis) and/or prospective reviews (e.g. Failure Modes Effect Analysis) necessitated by safety events, critical incidents or process issues related to the agency; monitors staff and physician perceptions of safety, risk and quality improvement.
  • Proactively educates staff and physicians regarding regulatory issues, new statutes and/or guidelines, and safety, quality, and risk management activities.
  • Contribute to continuous quality improvement by identifying and evaluating new initiatives, developments and trends in patient safety and quality, participating in program lead process improvement initiatives such as imPROVE.

 

What you bring

 

  • Master’s degree in Nursing, Health Administration, related health discipline or other relevant area and a minimum of five years of clinical practice in the program area or an equivalent level of education, training, and experience. Additional experience in leadership and quality and safety.
  • Knowledge and expertise in quality management, performance improvement, patient safety and accreditation standards preferred.
  • Working knowledge of legal, ethical, and clinical issues associated with standard of care practices, and Accreditation Canada requirements.
  • Demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills with a global perspective in order to incorporate the organization’s systems and strategies when developing viable solutions to program problems.

 

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)
Salary Range:  $77,822 - $111,869 / year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 4949 Heather St, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3L7
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; 0830-1630.
Requisition # 133872

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

 

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at http://internaljobs.phsa.ca    

 

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of October 11, 2022. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

 

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday – Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at internaljobshelpu@phsa.ca and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

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