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Registered Nurse (RN)/ Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN), Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, Victoria, BC

Registered Nurse (RN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN)

 

 

Correctional Health Services

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’ll do

 

  • Provides care and support for individuals with concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders, homelessness and physical health needs.
  • Provides direct health care services to clients presenting with a wide variety and complexity of acute and chronic illnesses/diseases including communicable diseases, addictions, mental health and general health issues.
  • Performs physical, addiction and psychiatric assessments, refers clients to the physician for further examination, administers prescribed treatments and medications.
  • Observes, monitors, evaluates and documents client progress, symptoms, and behavioral changes and performs a variety of health care interventions.
  • Provides counselling, education and support to clients/groups using a trauma informed, motivational and health promotion approach.
  • Works collaboratively with other members of the interdisciplinary team, the client, family and community. Performs job duties through a Trauma Informed Care Framework and Indigenous Cultural lens.

 

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).
  • Two 2 years’ recent experience providing acute or community health nursing care/services to clients who have concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Working knowledge of community health nursing theory including mental health and addictions, communicable diseases and practice within a client/family -centered approach.
  • Knowledge of the BC Mental Health Act, other facilities and community resources.
  • Working knowledge of facilitation, mediation, and conflict resolution techniques.   

 

 

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

Vancouver Island Regional Correctional Centre, 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