Registered Nurse | Mental Health and Substance Use

Position Summary

Immediate opportunity exists for a Mental Health & Substance Use Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join the amazing team with Supervised Consumption Services in Kelowna.

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 rotating days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

This is a Casual opportunity. Casual means there are no guaranteed hours and work requirements may vary from 0 - 37.5 hours per week. Casual employment includes: short-notice, on-call availability; workload coverage during a temporary absence; and/or providing relief coverage in a specific position. Once hired into a casual role, employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent part-time or full time positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual positions and lead to regular employment.

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!


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing. Two years’ recent related Mental Health Substance Use experience 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.


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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