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 level mental health services to residents across all geographic areas in BC. These include Adult Forensic Psychiatric Services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital plus six regional clinics, and Child and Youth Mental Health Services located at BC Children’s Hospital. In addition to direct services, BC Mental Health & Addiction Services acts as a support and resource to service providers across the province, and contributes to research and education.
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. The PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Patients first • Best value • Results matter • Excellence through knowledge • Open to possibilities.
Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse
Regular Full-Time – two opportunities
Locations: One in Kelowna, BC and one in Victoria, BC
The position in Kelowna will require some travel to Kamloops, 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 supervisees and coordinates services to adults found Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial.
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.
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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.