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BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Clinical Nurse Mentor (RN/RPN) - Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre (SPSC) /North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre (NFPC) - Correctional Health Services

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Clinical Nurse Mentor (RN/RPN) BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services
Surrey / Port Coquitlam, BC

***This Clinical Nurse Mentor position will be working at Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre (SPSC) / North Fraser Pre-Trial Centre (NFPC) with some virtual assistance across the province.**

Correctional Health Services (CHS) is a province-wide, specialized program providing care for clients who are incarcerated in one of BC's 10 provincial correctional facilities. We believe everyone deserves a chance to access healthcare treatments and heal, and CHS offers a non-judgemental place to help make that happen. Check out what it means to be apart of the CHS team HERE . Please indicate in your cover letter why you are interested in joining our team at Surrey Pre-Trial Services Centre (SPSC) & North Fraser pretrial Centre (NFPC).

What you'll do
  • Collaborate with interprofessional team leaders to establish priorities for nurse and team learning. Priorities are based on assessments of individual and team learning needs through discussion with team members and in consultation with clinical educators and professional practice leads by observing activities; determining required resources and learning opportunities; and analyzing information such as competency assessment, practice changes and quality Improvement initiatives to determine and deliver effective learning and mentoring support.
  • Facilitate staff learning and development by role modeling best practice nursing skills and related competencies. Promote skill development and clinical decision making, answering questions related to client care and assisting with problem-solving. Observe staff as they are performing client care, intervening as necessary to demonstrate appropriate provision of care. Provide feedback to ensure care is provided according to program standards, standards of practice and clinical practice guidelines.
  • Provide clinical guidance, support and on the job learning experiences for nurses in the application of nursing processes and practice standards; observes and evaluates clinical practice to identify training and development opportunities.
  • Collaborate with and supports clinical education by contributing to the determination of skill development priorities for staff. Supports preceptors/preceptees and mentors/mentees using teaching and learning principles as required.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, skills, and experience, and provides continuous mentoring and coaching to facilitate performance improvement. Provide feedback and assists nursing staff with critical thinking when clients/patients experience variances to clinical guidelines/pathways. Discuss clients/patients problems and needs; plans and prioritizes nursing interventions, implements and evaluates interventions.

What you bring

  • Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College or Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Three (3) years of psychiatric nursing experience in acute or community care/services to clients who have concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders, including experience mentoring nursing staff as well as leadership training or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle may be required.

Skills and Knowledge:
  • Demonstrated ability to provide clinical mentorship and clinical practice support that is evidence informed, culturally safe, trauma informed, and person and family centered.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of autonomous scope of practice and standards of care relevant to designated client population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of change management as it applies to clinical practice initiatives and philosophical shift.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of nursing theory and practice within a client/family centered model of care.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide consultation, direction and leadership.
  • Demonstrated ability to teach, demonstrate, facilitate, mentor and coach.
  • Awareness of and commitment to learning and understanding the Truth & Reconciliation Commission's 94 Calls to Action (2015), In Plain Sight Report (2020), BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019), and other related reports.
  • Commitment to upholding the shared responsibility of creating lasting and meaningful reconciliation in Canada as per TRC (2015) and BC's Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (2019).
  • As a strong asset for consideration, we are looking for our successful candidate to have: Knowledge of social, economic, political and historical realities impacting indigenous communities and familiarity with Indigenous Cultural Safety and anti-racism and accompanying reports (BC DRIPA, TRC, etc.).

What we bring

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
  • Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth, development, and recognition programs that honour the commitment and contribution of all employees.
  • Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan, and psychological health & safety programs and holistic wellness resources.
  • Annual statutory holidays (13) with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
  • Access to WorkPerks, a premium discount program offering a wide range of local and national discounts on electronics, entertainment, dining, travel, wellness, apparel, and more.

Job Type: Regular Part-Time (0.73 FTE)
Wage: $49.20 to $67.08 per hour.
Location: 14323 57 Ave, Surrey, BC V3X 1B1 / 1451 Kingsway Ave, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 1S2
Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
Hours of Work:
Requisition: #161039

As per the current Public Health Order, full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA as of October 26, 2021.

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

BCMHSUS is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).

The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.

Learn more about PHSA and our programs:

PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.

ATTN: PHSA Employees:

To be considered as a PHSA employee (internal applicant) for this position, you must apply online via your internal profile at

Please note the internal job posting will no longer be accessible after the expiry date of March 3, 2024. If the internal job posting has expired, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk and advise that you would like to be considered as a late internal applicant for this position. Please do not apply for the external job posting.

If you have not registered your internal profile, a password is required to log in for the first time. To obtain your password, please contact the Internal Jobs Help Desk at 604-875-7264 or 1-855-875-7264. Please note regular business hours are Monday - Friday (excluding stats), 8:30am to 4:30pm. For inquiries outside of regular business hours, please email the Internal Jobs Help Desk at and a Help Desk Representative will contact you the next business day.

About BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services, part of the Provincial Health Services Authority, provides a diverse range of mental health and substance use programs and services for people across B.C


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Application closing date is 2024-09-08

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