Clinical Services Manager – Forensic Psychiatric Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Job in British Columbia

Clinical Services Manager – Forensic Psychiatric Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Job in British Columbia


Job title: Clinical Services Manager – Forensic Psychiatric Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Company: Provincial Health Services Authority

Expected salary: $102938 – 147974 per year

Location: Port Coquitlam, BC

Clinical Services Manager – Forensic Psychiatric Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services Job Details:

Clinical Services Manager

Forensic Psychiatric Services, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

Port Coquitlam

The Clinical Services Manager provides clinical leadership and management expertise to effectively support the delivery of patient care services to the patients and families of the Forensic Psychiatric Services Commission. The Clinical Services Manager is responsible for the effective and efficient management of inter-professional care delivery to patients and families, and in collaboration with Medical Manager, is jointly responsible for providing clinical leadership and direction for the operations management, utilization and risk management, and quality improvement of patient care services. The Clinical Services Manager promotes the philosophy and goals of the organization and the program by applying and evaluating standards, policies, practices, and procedures including the provision of clinical services involving the safety and well-being of a designated patient population by creating and promoting an environment of evidence based practice that encourages research, and supports opportunities for teaching and education of students and staff.

What you’ll do

  • Direct the strategic planning process and coordinate the process of operational planning across the assigned clinical program in collaboration with the Provincial Executive Director. Integrate specific goals and objectives into the activities of the clinical services ensuring linkages with individual performance plans, and quality management initiatives.
  • Oversee and coordinate on-going program team planning, development, evaluation and quality improvement activities that facilitate team goal setting, problem solving, conflict resolution and collaboration by arranging and facilitating meetings and in-services; reviewing team policies and procedures, revising documents, and developing new policies and procedures; selecting and utilizing outcome measures, implementing new approaches to care, and evaluating effect of changes in patient centered care practice; composing semi-annual and annual reports; and consult with team and collaborate with other Clinical Services Managers and the Provincial Executive Director regarding efficiency of processes and procedures and changes in policies and procedures to ensure streamlined, effective and patient/family centered practices.
  • Manage service area operations by coordinating and establishing priorities, assessing and monitoring staffing requirements and supplies. Define an effective workforce plan in collaboration with key partners and stakeholders that ensures the availability of adequate & appropriate staff according to operational demands and environmental and resource constraints. Develop, recommend, implement and evaluate staffing patterns, rotations and vacation schedules to ensure staffing to meet patient needs.
  • Provide leadership to staff through collaborative coaching, guiding and modeling key behaviours and strategies, encouraging dialogue and providing guidance and advice to facilitate resolutions to work issues. Foster partnerships and establish systems that ensure seamless client flow.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Master’s Degree in Nursing or a related health profession from an accredited University.
  • A minimum of seven years recent related clinical experience including two years working in a managerial/leadership capacity in a clinical setting.
  • Current practicing registration with a relevant professional association.
  • 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 Reclaiming Power and Place Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women & Girls calls for justice, and how they intersect across the health care system.
  • Supports team members on their learning journey, ensuring education strategy for team/department to implement Indigenous Cultural Safety at a practical level.
  • Works collaboratively with appropriate Indigenous teams/departments to ensure ICS lens applied holistically.
  • 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, Full- Time (1.00 FTE)

Salary Range: $102,938 – $147,974/ year. The starting salary for this position would be determined with consideration of the successful candidate’s relevant education and experience, and would be in alignment with the provincial compensation reference plan. Salary will be prorated accordingly for part time roles.

Location: 70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam, BC V3C 5X9

Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Hours of Work: Monday – Friday; 08:00 – 16:00.

Requisition #: 148129

What we do

(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 ( ) 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 July 5th, 2023. 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.

Labor Agreement

Requisition # 148129E-2405387

Work Site 70 Colony Farm Road, Port Coquitlam BC V3C 5X9

Job Type Regular, Full-Time

Salary/Rate $102,938.00 – $147,974.00 / Year

FTE 1.00

Hours of Work 0800-1600

Work Days Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri

Expiry Date 15-Oct-2023
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