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Clinical Nurse Educator - Correctional Health Services Victoria

Victoria, Canada

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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.


"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

    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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Clinical Nurse Educator - Correctional Health Services Victoria

Victoria, Canada

Clinical Nurse Educator,

Correctional Health Services Victoria, BC $43.09 - $52.82


What you do


  • Assess individual and group learning needs in collaboration with the Manager and designated personnel by observing activities, discussing clinical issues with the team members and/or clients/families, and analyzing data such as staff competency assessments and growth plans, practice changes, and quality improvement indicators to determine specific educational requirements.
  • Participate in the development of individual growth plans to address identified learning needs by coordinating the development and implementation process with the Manager and designated personnel and ensuring there is a growth plan for each staff member. Monitor progress against the growth plan and updates 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 Manager 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 and/or clients/families 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.
  • Utilize a variety of teaching/learning strategies to support clinical education activities with individuals and groups including facilitating groups, coaching, mentoring, conducting formal/informal presentations and demonstrations, coordinating introduction of new skills/procedures, arranging and providing in-service sessions and using educational technology and self-directed learning methods to implement planned programs. Facilitate scheduling of education sessions by collaborating with clients/families and/or team members to determine times, frequency, and duration to ensure effective use of resources; maintains records and identifies/schedules team member attendance at update sessions.
  • Provide direct instruction to new and existing staff as required and facilitates learning by role modeling to staff in a classroom or at designated workstation, promoting skill development, observing staff while performing client care and providing feedback to ensure care is provided according to program standards and clinical practice guidelines.


What you bring


  • Baccalaureate in Nursing with current practicing registration as an RN or RPN with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
  • Three (3) years’ recent, related mental health and addictions experience
  • One (1) year experience developing, implementing and/or delivering education services, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel requires the use of personal vehicle.
  • The Employer will equally consider an equivalent combination of education, training and experience (with the exception of Public Health and Preventative Nurses

What you have

  • Nursing theory and practice within a client and family centered model of care.
  • BCCNP Standards for Nursing/Psychiatric Nursing Practice.
  • Adult education principles, methods and tools experience
  • Understanding of other health disciplines and their role in patient/client care.
  • Research methodology and processes.
  • Ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate and lead.
  • Use critical thinking in approach to teaching.
  • Develop educational programs and material.
  • Communicate effectively with co-workers, physicians, other health care staff and clients and their families, either one-on-one and in-groups.
  • Function as an effective team member, leader, and facilitator.
  • Provide leadership and work direction.
  • Promote a creative learning environment.
  • Establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
  • Provide effective consultation.
  • Work independently and in collaboration with others.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties and responsibilities of the position.
  • Skill in the use of equipment and in techniques appropriate to designated clinical area.
  • CPR techniques experience.
  • Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system.


What’s in it for you


BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA). 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.
  • 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: $43.09 - $52.82

4216 Wilkinson Road, Victoria

Monday – Friday 08:30-16:30

Requisition #: 108403


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).


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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