Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Nurse (RN/RPN)

Position Summary

Interior Health is currently hiring casual Mental Health and Substance Use, RN/RPN to join our amazing Mental Health (Elderly) team in beautiful and sunny Penticton, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a nurse with sound clinical skills, experience with seniors’ mental health and someone who enjoys working in a team environment.

Who are we looking for?

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Seniors Mental Health will provide a broad case management function and care for seniors that have a mental health and substance issues. The nurse is involved in monitoring the client, assessing their mental status, putting appropriate resources and supports in place, working with the family and coordinating care. The nurse works with the GP, psychiatrist and team of support workers linking in with home support services or residential care as appropriate.

Further duties may include assisting the client with attending their housing, the management of their finances and home as well as insuring they’re getting adequate nutrition and managing their medications. Provides specialized assessments, treatment, case management, and community support as well as caregiver support to individuals who are experiencing or may be vulnerable due to complex mental health and substance use disorders and issues related to aging, including dementia with associated psychiatric or behavioural problems.

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30 hours.

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


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.

If this opportunity sounds like a fit for you we would love hear from you. Apply Today!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related MHSU experience in the assigned clinical area(s) (such as Counselling & Treatment Services; Treatment, Support & Recovery Services; Crisis Response; Seniors MHSU Services; Substance Use; Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS), etc.) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

Comments

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 AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca 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.

Competition #:

01689258

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

PENTICTON HEALTH CENTRE

Location:

Penticton

Department:

PEM MH ELDERLY

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$36.23 - $47.58

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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