Health Care Worker, Forensic Psychiatric Services

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Health Care Worker

Forensic Psychiatric Services, Port Coquitlam, $25.33/hr.


What you do

  •  Establishes and maintains therapeutic relationships with patients/families and provides support following established care plans; greets patients/families, assists with storage of personal belongings and creation of a safe/comfortable environment, including fostering a culture of patient and staff safety. The health care worker maintains confidentiality and respect for the patient’s rights and privacy.
  • Provides personal care to patients such as bathes, showers, grooms, dresses, assists with oral hygiene and toileting needs, maintains skin by applying creams and ointments as applicable, serving meals and assisting with feeding patients as required; ensures dietary needs are met.
  • Performs nursing care functions as applicable such as ensuring they know the Kardex, risk triggers and signature behaviors, nursing care plans of any and all patients they are assigned to and the unit milieu. Communicates reports and records in the patient chart, any patient behaviors’ of concern including patient verbal or physical aggression, or violence to the nurse.
  • Responds to call bells/alarms by alerting the appropriate health care team member and/or assisting as necessary. Responds to emergent situations by calling appropriate code and assisting care team in accordance with unit/program guidelines.
  • Observes and monitors patient progress and behavioral changes and reports significant observations such as discomfort and/or pain, or condition/ complaints and/or accidents, which the patient reports and feedback from the patient into the care planning progress to the Registered Nurse or designate; as applicable.
  • Utilizes mechanical aides such as specialty beds, lifts, slide boards, mobilizes wheelchairs and stretchers to transport patients; provides assistance with positioning, lifting and/or transferring patients utilizing established lifting/safety techniques, and accompanies patients to provide assistance as required.
  • Maintains a clean, safe and healthy environment for patients and staff; makes beds, applies side-rail requirements, collects patient urine samples, handles workplace hazardous materials according to procedures, and reports all incidents, equipment problems and potential safety issues to others.
  • Maintains supplies in utility areas, supply cupboards, patient washrooms, bedside tables and storage areas; checks supply sheets to identify items and quantities required; notifies the Unit Clerk of depleting stock and replenishes accordingly; and tidies supply cupboards, shelves and other areas as required.


What you bring


Graduation from a recognized Nursing Assistant or Care Attendant program, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.


What you have

  • Communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
  • Deal with others effectively.
  • Organizational skills.
  • Operate related equipment.
  • Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.


What’s in it for you


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.


Permanent Part-Time (.76 FTE)


Dogwood West, Prot Coquitlam

Rotation – 15:00-23:00 / 23:00 – 07:00

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.
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What we do


Forensic Psychiatric Services with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services provides specialized hospital and community-based assessment, treatment and clinical case management services to adults with mental health disorders who are in conflict with the law.


Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates 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 is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, 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, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.


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