Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse, FPSC Clinics- Surrey, BC
Surrey, BC
Are you a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse passionate about making a difference in the lives of marginalized individuals within the community? BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services has an exciting opportunity for a Forensics Community & Liaison Nurse, based out of our Surrey Regional Forensics Clinic.

The Forensics Community & Liaison Nurse works 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. Working under the general direction of the Regional Clinic Manager, you will assess, treat, provide case coordination, and coordinate services by:

Conducting initial intake and ongoing bio-psychosocial nursing psychiatric assessments including, current mental status examinations, general assessments of physical health, special needs/precautions, and completing all related assessment tools as per policy.
Identifying, developing and implementing an Integrated Treatment Plan (ITP) based on the evaluation of clinical risk and need through the completion of the Short-term Assessment of Risk & Treatability (START).
Ensuring the Regional Clinic Manager is informed of emerging problems, unusual circumstances, plans of action, and legal issues concerning assigned clients. Screen to determine whether referral to or liaison with other agencies is required and whether appropriate community options exist.
Providing community case coordination and advocacy services for clients by methods such as communicating and monitoring client contact with mental health teams, private psychiatrists, family physicians, probation, other specialists, and social service agencies that are involved in the provision of services to the client to ensure continuity of care and sharing of pertinent information.
Establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with all resources; communicating closely with treating psychiatrists/psychologists to ensure ongoing evaluation and effective treatment; and working in collaboration with other community resources to meet the client’s need for assistance including financial, housing, medical and psychiatric care, substance abuse intervention, family support, employment/skills training opportunities, life skills training, transportation, and pro-social/recreational programs.

You have:
A 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 as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP)
A Valid BC Driver’s License.
Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Certificate.
If this sounds like you, apply online today!

For more information, contact Sheila Johnston at or 604-875-7154

About Us

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.

Job Details

Reference number: 85082
Temporary Full-Time (To November 29, 2019)
Wage: $35.61- $46.50 per hour
Hours: 0830-1630 Monday-Friday

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