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Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) - Opioid Agonist Treatment Clinic Nurse - Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria, BC


Casual Opiod Agonist Treatment Nurse (RN/RPN)



Corrections Health Services BC

Location: Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, 4216 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, 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

  • Provide direct trauma-informed opioid agonist treatment (OAT) health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, substance dependency, mental health and general health issues.  Perform physical, substance use and psychiatric assessments, collect specimens, refer clients to the physician for further examination, administer prescribed treatments and medications according to protocols and make appropriate adjustments. Triage Health Service Requests from clients and make appropriate treatment plan or referrals. Complete Initial Health Assessments, nursing interventions and treatments on all clients on admission, referrals to clinicians as required for monitoring and follow up assessments and treatments
  • Receive and triage all new OAT initiation requests and referrals from client’s nurses and physicians in the Correctional Centre. Triage and process all OAT requests within the OAT initiation criteria as established by the Medical Director of PHSA Corrections Health.
  • Regularly communicate 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 OAT transition community prescriptions, counselling and community OAT physicians.   
  • Clinical/frequent assessment and monitoring of OAT clients as required and performing urine drug screens or other diagnostic tests as needed or ordered by a physician.  
  • Observe monitor, evaluate and document client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions utilizing nursing skills and medical equipment including therapeutic interventions using a variety of modalities. Initiate and facilitate discharge planning in collaboration with the interprofessional treatment team; identifies referrals to other health professionals.


What you bring

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Psychiatric Nurse or Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Two 2 years’ recent experience providing trauma-informed acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have a combination of physical, psychiatric and/or concurrent substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Successful completion of Occupational First Aid II (OFA II) (or OFA III techniques for positions at Ford Mountain Correctional Centre)



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.
  • Flexible work options including flextime, work locations and job sharing (eligibility will vary)
  • 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 - $47.58
Location: 4216 Wilkinson Road, Victoria, BC




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.



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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.



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