Job Posting
full time Nursing - Psychiatry/Mental Health at Hospital
Victoria, British Columbia
Job ID: 4479

Summary
Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse – Victoria

As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) provides a diverse range of specialized, “one-of-a-kind” tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Burnaby Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.

BCMHSUS is an agency of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA), which plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province-wide health care services across BC. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include:Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose.

Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse – Victoria
Reference # 64737
Regular Full Time
Wage: $33.33 to $43.53 per hour
Work Shifts: Monday to Friday
Work Hours: 830 – 1630
Victoria, BC

Within the context of a biopsychosocial framework and in accordance with the with the College of Registered Nurses’ of BC (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC) standards of professional practice and Code of Ethics, the Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse (FC&LN) works under the general direction of the Regional Clinic Manager, with the clinical guidance of a treatment team leader and access to the Professional Practice Leader, Nursing, as part of a multidisciplinary forensic psychiatric community mental health team to provide a defined range of community forensic mental health nursing services to Mentally Disordered individuals in conflict with the law and to clients who are referred to Forensic Psychiatric Regional Programs. The FC&LN carries out nursing psychiatric/psychological assessments and treatment services to adults who are subject to a legal order for criminal offences (probation, bail, provincial parole, conditional sentence) and provides assertive case coordination services to high-risk mentally disordered offenders, and supervises and coordinates services to adults found Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial.

Qualifications
Education, Training and Experience
• Diploma in Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing.
• Two (2) years recent, related experience working with individuals in the community with severe and persistent psychiatric illness.
• Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
• Valid BC Driver’s License. Local area travel may require the use of a personal vehicle.
• Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.

Key Skills and Abilities
• Broad knowledge of nursing theory and Forensic Psychiatric Nursing practice.
• Broad knowledge of CRNBC or CRPNBC standards of professional practice and Code of Ethics.
• Broad knowledge of other facilities and community resources.
• Broad knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
• Broad knowledge of Bill C30 and the Provincial Court system.
• Broad knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects).
• Demonstrated ability in nursing practice related to assessment of behaviour, risk and to assisting clients to regain/improve their coping abilities.
• Demonstrated ability to conduct biopsychosocial psychiatric assessments, provide treatment planning, and to apply knowledge of theory and practice to a case management process.
• Demonstrated ability to assess clients’ responses to care and to respond appropriately.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events and to problem solve.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with clients and their families, colleagues, physicians, and other health care staff.

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External applications will be accepted until position is filled.

For more information on nursing opportunities, contact our Nursing Recruitment Team by emailing: nursingcareers@phsa.ca

For more information on BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit: www.bcmhsus.ca
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Site Type
Hospital

Position Type
Permanent Full-Time

Application Process
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Last Refreshed
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Summary
Specialty
Nursing - Psychiatry/Mental Health
Region
British Columbia
Employment Type
full time
Tagline
Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse – Victoria. As part of the provincial mental health services continuum, BC Menta...
Start Date
immediately, see description above, or enquire
Qualification Requirements
Education
Diploma of Nursing 
Experience
 
Certifications
ALCS; BLCS; CPR; CRNBC; CRPNBC 
Institution / Community Information
Institution Name
Hospital 
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City / Town
Victoria 
Country
Canada 
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unspecified 
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Published on 2017-12-01
Edited on 2017-12-01