Registered Nurse | Mental Health and Substance Use

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking experienced and dynamic Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join our team at the Royal Inland Hospital-Unit 1South in beautiful Kamloops, B.C. We currently have MULTIPLE Permanent Part and Full Time opportunities!

What will you work on?

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse provides: nursing care to psychiatric patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; enhances quality of life for the patient and family; consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers; demonstrates continuous improvement and evidence based practice in nursing practice; maintains and advances own clinical competence; participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

Shifts of work will be scheduled days and nights; rotating from 07:30 to 19:30, 19:30 to 07:30 hours.

About this location/unit

1South is an acute psychiatric unit that provides acute psychiatric care to individuals across the full spectrum of care; early psychosis, general psychiatric disorders, addictions and geriatric. The unit has a multidisciplinary structured program consisting of individual psychotherapy, ECT, psychopharmacology, psycho-educational programs, group therapy, occupational therapy programs, recreational activities, family assessments and therapy, and behaviour therapy. The programs are tailored to meet teach patient’s individual needs. Length of stay varies from 1-3 weeks.

As this is a general unit we admit and work with every psychiatric presentation imaginable. 1South is a dynamic working and learning environment and we are very busy with over 750 admissions last year so every day there is something new to learn and experience. Staff education is integral to the success of this program and education initiatives are provided to increase the knowledge and skills of all staff.

The staff at 1South are enthusiastic and strive to provide excellence in care. If you are a passionate and experienced mental health nurse looking to join a great team, apply today!

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.

Interior Health is an organization where you have room to grow and where life outside of work is just as important to us as it is to you. Apply Today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and addictions environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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


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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