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.
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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
Forensic Community & Liaison Nurse Nanaimo / Victoria
Wage : $33.33 to $43.53 per hour
Nanaimo or 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 supervisees and coordinates services to adults found Not Criminally Responsible due to Mental Disorder (NCRMD) or Unfit to Stand Trial.
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