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Forensic Community and Liaison Nurse

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 Mental 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 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 and Liaison Nurse

Regular Fulltime and Temporary Fulltime Opportunities Available in BC

Locations: Prince George, Kelowna, Victoria

Wage: $33.16 - $43.32

Shift Times: 0830 - 1630

Work Days: Monday – Friday

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.

Qualification

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.

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).

Work as a mental health nurse Forensic Psychiatric Services in British Columbia receive:

• A comprehensive benefits package

• Generous vacation allowance

• Continued education

• Work/life balance

• Excellent relocation assistance (if applicable)

If you are interested in this opportunity apply today with your Curriculum Vitae, and letter of application to:

Gurdeep Gill

Advisor, Talent Acquisition

ggill@phsa.ca

This position is open until filled.

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

For more information about BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services please visit the website at: bcmhsus.ca.

The 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.