Come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).
Who are we looking for?
KGH is looking for a self-directed, motivated, and reliable mental health-trained nurses (both Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses) who enjoy working in a team environment and have a strong desire to learn and share. If you are trained and experienced in Mental Health or Substance Use, we want to hear from you.
What will you work on?
The KGH Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use program assists in-patients with acute mental health challenges. We are an interdisciplinary team that places a high emphasis on wellness by teaching patients about nutrition, exercise, medications, therapy, relapse prevention and other wellness strategies. We work together with the Community Mental Health and Substance Use programs to ease transition back to the community.
About this location/unit
Our program has a dedicated educator to support and mentor Mental Health Nurses and support staff. We are committed to providing Patient and Family Centered Care via highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We have 30 acute care beds, 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Beds and the shifts are predominantly 12 hours in length.
KGH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with UBC-O.
The MHSU program at KGH has:
• 30 acute care beds
• 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit beds
• Negative pressure rooms
• A contained outdoor patio area
• Group therapy area
• Designated areas for interviewing clients/families
• Individual patient bedrooms
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness/Wellness Room
• Resource Room for patients and families
• 1 bariatric bedroom
• Specialized staff
This is a TEMPORARY FULL TIME opportunity until January 1, 2024, or the return of the incumbent. Shift times are from 07:30-19:30 and 19:30-07:30 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 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.
Love where you live, work and play. Make a difference. Apply today!
• Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
• Two years’ recent related experience in a Mental Health & 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).
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.