We have an exciting temporary full time opportunity until August 5, 2023, or the return of the incumbent, for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our Mental Health Community Crisis Response team at the Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).
Who are we looking for?
The successful candidate will need to have experience providing brief mental health and substance use assessments of clients in crisis, and work in a variety of settings such as office based, community based and in hospital. We are seeking candidates with flexibility, critical thinking skills and an ability to collaborate within a multi-disciplinary team.
What will you work on?
This position will cover a variety of possible shifts within the centre with a primary emphasis on the community response team (CRT).
The MHSU Crisis Response Nurse provides consultation or assessment service to the Emergency Department or the Acute/Inpatient Mental Health service at the request of the Emergency Room physician, the general practitioner or the Emergency triage nurse. Initiates treatment as ordered by the attending physician and liaises with community services and agencies as indicated. Provides follow-up to all patients discharged from the Psychiatric Unit.
Shifts of work will be scheduled day or evening shifts; 08:00 to 12:30, 11:00 to 23:00 hours.
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.
If you are an experienced nurse who's passionate about mental health, apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
Formal education/training in acute mental health nursing and a minimum of one year recent related experience in a multidisciplinary acute psychiatry setting including experience in Emergency/Crisis Intervention and rapid assessment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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.