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

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) team in Vernon.

The Opioid Agonist Treatment program nurse will provide initial intake and assessment for clients interested in this program. Short term case management and physician assistance will be a large part of this role. In addition this position will be responsible for coordinating the education and dispensing of naloxone kits to clients. Experience in substance use is preferred and an understanding of evidence based practice for opioid dependence is required. We are looking for a clinician who is flexible and well organized, with strong assessment and communication skills.

As the MHSU Nurse, you will ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems and/or problematic substance use who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence-based treatment. You will provide 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. Functioning as the primary clinician, you will utilize a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

This is a relief full-time opportunity until May 29, 2023, or the return of the incumbent, working Monday through Friday with shift times of 08:30 to 16:30.

If you’re an experienced nurse who's passionate about mental health, apply today!


• 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
**Experience in substance use and an understanding of evidence based practice for opioid dependence is an asset.


This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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