Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse (RN/RPN)

Position Summary

Exciting casual opportunities available for nurses who are passionate and experienced in mental health in Ashcroft, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

If you are open, flexible, have sound substance use experience and enjoy working autonomously in a rural mental health environment. Our healthcare staff in Ashcroft enjoy a very positive environment with a strong team and good rapport with the local physicians.

What will you work on?

As the Mental Health Nurse, you 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. This position will work 1 day in the newly established OAT Clinic on Tuesdays and then will perform regular MHSU nursing duties on Thursdays.

Shift types are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours Monday to Friday.

About this location/unit

Ashcroft (population 1,800) is a small community with one of the best climates in BC, having mild winters, and warm summers, with little precipitation. The mountains are only a few miles away. Skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming, and biking opportunities are within easy drives. The site provides service to Ashcroft, Cache Creek and the surrounding area, a total population of approximately 7,000.

There are 25 residential beds, x-ray and lab services, home care nursing, home support, mental health and public health at the site. Patients needing higher levels of care are transferred to Kamloops. The city of Kamloops (about an hour's drive) and Vancouver (three and a half hours away) provides urban opportunities. Close enough to enjoy far enough away not to impact our life style. Without a single traffic light both communities offer have a relaxed living experience.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

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.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. 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 Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

**Mental Health and Addictions specialty training would be an asset.


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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