Registered Nurse (RN/RPN) | Mental Health and Substance Use

Position Summary

Put your Mental Health and Substance Use skills to the test and come join the welcoming clinical staff at the Osoyoos Health Centre with the Mental Health and Substance Use Department.

Who are we looking for?

Interior Health is looking for a relief full time experienced Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse who is self-directed, independent, and has good work-life balance. This relief is until October 23, 2023 or return of the incumbent.

What will you work on?

This is a challenging but rewarding position requiring you to work with people who have Mental Health and/or Substance Use concerns in the Osoyoos area (primary focus on Seniors Mental Health and Substance Use (SMHU) services.). If you are strong in your intake and assessment skills and can provide care for clients with, for example, depression, anxiety, suicidal idealization and substance use, this is the job for you.

This position will provide urgent outreach, responsive assessment and treatment, case management, GP shared care, education, and support to individuals experiencing acute and/or chronic mental illness and/or problem substance use for ACSS and Seniors' Mental Health in the rural South Okanagan including Princeton, Keremeos, Oliver, and Osoyoos.

The shifts types for this position are days, Monday to Friday; shift times are from 08:00 to 16:00 hours.

About this location/unit

The pretty town of Osoyoos is located at the junction of two primary connector routes – highway #3 from Alberta to Vancouver and highway #97, which runs from California to Alaska – and is 5 minutes from the Canada/United States border. Home to Canada’s only arid desert, it is surrounded by lush fruit trees and towering mountains. Osoyoos, with its lakeside location, mild winters and hot summers, is a popular summer vacation destination. The community offers a wide range of services and amenities including over 100 merchants and service businesses, an ice rink, a curling rink and a library. Both residents and tourists enjoy local beaches, wineries and golf courses.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

This is a great job opportunity to maximize your skills! Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow and make an impact in the lives of others. Apply Today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

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$36.23 - $47.58

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