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

Position Summary

Immediate casual opportunities exists for a Mental Health & Substance Use Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join the amazing Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) team with Supervised Consumption Services in Kelowna, B.C.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking applicants with an understanding of supervised consumption services, knowledge of harm reduction principals and ability to work with clients with complex mental health and substance use disorders. Previous experience with the marginalized, homeless population would be helpful.

What Will You Work On?

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurses functions as a member of the larger Mental Health and Substance Use team and as a member of a designated multi-disciplinary team. Their purpose is to ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems, and/or problematic substance use and/or development disability issues who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.

Working in the assigned clinical area(s), the RN/RPN provides assessment, treatment, case management, community support, and as required, urgent response to clients who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The Registered Nurse functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shifts of work are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

How will we help you grow?

We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues. You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients are at the centre of care. We also offer continuous education opportunities.

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 is aligned with your training and passion for mental health, we want to hear from you. Love where you live, work and play. 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.

** Previous experience with the marginalized, homeless population would be an asset.

** Successful applicant must be willing to learn how to operate a Class 5 recreation vehicle.

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 #:

01715865

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

KELOWNA CHSC

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KEM MH SPRVSD CONSM SITE

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$36.23 - $47.58

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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