Registered Nurse, Maximum and Multi-Level Security Units - Forensic Psychiatric Hospital
BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services
Under direction of the Clinical Nurse Leader or designate, the Direct Care Nurse provides nursing care delivery and care planning for forensic psychiatric patients directly or in conjunction with an interdisciplinary and unit based treatment team or supervisor. The Direct Care Nurse interprets and applies methods, techniques and procedures to address the needs of individual patients; liaises with other members of the health care team; maintains accurate records; provides support and guidance to patients and their families and other health care professionals; and provides input into policies and procedures.
What you’ll do
- Provide direct care in accordance with the care plan by methods such as performing protocols and interventions; implementing behaviour management strategies and meeting care recipient needs; applying approved techniques, procedures and treatments; and administering prescribed medication.
- Recognize and identify signs and symptoms and detect changes in patients’ conditions; report and record as indicated.
- Collect and document patient health care information. Maintain complete and accurate records of nursing observation, interventions and evaluation of nursing care. Maintain complete and accurate records of telephone communications.
- Plan direct care and contribute to the physical and psychological well-being of the patients by methods such as assessing clinical requirements, status and condition of care recipients; developing care plans based on identified needs; participating in various interdisciplinary assessment and screening processes, and including patient and family, when appropriate, in planning nursing care and implementing care plans, evaluating outcomes and revising plans to address gaps and to respond to the needs of care recipients.
What you bring
- Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
- Graduation from a recognized diploma program in Psychiatric Nursing or Nursing.
- One (1) year of recent experience working in a forensic or acute psychiatric hospital setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- CPR Training – Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS) – Level 1.
- Current and updated knowledge of changes and developments in the practice of psychiatric nursing and of applicable Federal and Provincial legislation (i.e. the Criminal Code of Canada, Forensic Psychiatry Act, the Mental Health Act, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, the Young Offenders Act, Public Trustee Act).
- Broad knowledge of the diagnosis and treatment of behavioural, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues in adults.
- Broad knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
- Demonstrated organizational, facilitation, decision-making and leadership skills.
You have demonstrated ability to:
- Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
- Prepare and maintain records, charts, and reports.
- Participate as a member of multidisciplinary care team, work independently, and function as a nursing resource.
- Adjust to unexpected events, problem-solve, and deal with conflict.
- Operate related equipment.
- Physically perform the duties of the position.
What’s in it for you
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.
- Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
- 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
- Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
Wage: $36.60-$47.50 hourly
Location: 70 Colony Farm Road, Coquitlam BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: 0700-1500/1500-2300
Reference # 89209
What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
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: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
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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