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Community Access/Transition Nurse, RN, Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria, BC

Community Access/Transition Nurse

 

Corrections Health Services BC


Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, 4216 Wilkinson Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 5B2

 

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 do

  • Regularly communicates with other members of the health care interdisciplinary team within the Correctional Centre (e.g., physicians, nurses, mental health and substance use professionals and Correctional and Parole/Probation Officers) regarding the anticipated release of clients and their potential needs for transition support.
  • Work with the inter-professional health care treatment team, BC Corrections staff, clients about to be released from the Correctional Centre and their involved family members to validate demographic data and health information and determine the nature and extent of needs for community health substance use support services.
  • Liaise with key community resources and ensures accurate and complete written information transfer to programs and services across the province of BC.
  • Facilitate linkages to a variety of community programs, e.g. Regional Heath Authority services, community health services, substance use services and other community support services to establish clear transition plans for the client.
  • Engage in on-going team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving and conflict resolution.
  • Participate in education, research and special projects by collecting documented client information and statistical data.
  • Work in collaboration with the inter-professional health care and corrections team, attend meetings and in-services, review team polices and procedures, and provide input/recommendations to manager and/or other team members regarding efficiencies of processes/procedures in relation to work duties with a view to ensuring streamlined, effective client/family centred practices.

 

 

What you bring

  • Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM)
  • Two (2) years recent, related experience in acute or primary care or community health nursing or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Successful completion of Occupational First Aid II (OFA II)

 

 

What you have

 

  • Develop partnerships and relationships with external partners to ensure continuity of client care.
  • Apply and evaluate nursing theory and expertise.
  • Knowledge and understanding of services and philosophy of primary health care.
  • Know and assess the need for and initiate the use of community services.
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
  • Provide culturally sensitive nursing services to diverse and marginalized populations.
  • Work independently and as a member of an inter-professional team.
  • Prioritize and organize work.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Basic Computer skills
  • Promote and facilitate change.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • Travel to other Correctional Health Clinics as required.

 

 

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.
  • 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: Casual
Wage: $36.23 to $47.58
Location: 4216 Wilkinson Rd, Victoria, BC V8Z 5B2
 

 

What we do

 

 

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 is 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.

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

 

 

Click on the link below to see what it's like to work at Correctional Health Services!

 

https://youtu.be/gxlRP0dnKYA

 

Click on the below link to hear from a new grad's perspective of working at Correctional Health Services!

 

https://youtu.be/7SNw8LD7AHo