Psychiatric Nurse – BC Public Service (Burnaby)

Psychiatric Nurse


Ministry of Children and Family Development
Burnaby, BC
$65,874.70 – $83,539.24 annually


An exciting opportunity to make a difference to the lives of BC’s youth!


Youth Forensic Psychiatric Services (YFPS) is mandated to provide inpatient and outpatient Court-ordered and Court-related assessment and treatment services to young persons pursuant to the Youth Criminal Justice Act as well as other relevant federal and provincial statutes. YFPS also provides services to young persons found unfit to stand trial and those youth found not criminally responsible due to a mental disorder (NCRMD), pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada.


Under direction of the Shift Supervisor or Nurse In-Charge, the Psychiatric Nurse provides nursing care and prepares detailed written nursing assessments for residents, within a security oriented, adolescent forensic psychiatric unit. Inpatient residents are remanded in custody by the courts for inpatient psychiatric and/or psychological assessment.


The BC Public Service is an award-winning employer and offers employees competitive benefits, amazing learning opportunities and a chance to engage in rewarding work with exciting career development opportunities. For more information, please see What We Offer.


The Indigenous Applicant Advisory Service is available to applicants that self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, status or non-status, Métis, or Inuit) seeking work or already employed in the BC Public Service. For advice and guidance on applying and/or preparing for an interview for this opportunity, we invite applicants to connect with the Indigenous Applicant Advisor Amanda by email: or by phone: 778-698-1336.


Qualifications for this role include:


  • Registered or eligible for registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses & Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Current CPR certification.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with 1 year experience working in residential youth care, security, mental health or forensic psychiatric related work OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.
  • Preference may be given to applicants with Crisis Intervention and Physical Restraint (CIPR) training OR an equivalent combination of experience, education and/or training may be considered.


For more information and to apply online by January 21, 2022, please go to: