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

Position Summary

Put your nursing skills to the test and come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at the Kelowna General Hospital Adolescent Psychiatric Unit (APU).

Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse who enjoys working in a team environment and has a strong desire to make a difference in someone’s life. If you are trained and experienced in acute/adolescent mental health, this is the opportunity for you.

About this location/unit

The Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at KGH is a tertiary mental health, psychiatric unit for youth between ages 12 to 17 years old. The Interior Health Adolescent Psychiatry Unit provides a youth-friendly, safe and secure environment with an average length 7 to 21 day stays. There are 8 beds staffed with a multidisciplinary team offering psycho-educational programming. A Collaborative problem solving philosophy and model of practice is utilized. Daily programming includes therapy groups, recreational and leisure time and creative projects. A unit classroom staffed by a certified teacher will help students maintain their coursework and create an education plan for their return to their community school. Programming provides an opportunity for a whole-life assessment creating the basis for treatment planning.

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.

This is a temporary part-time (0.73 FTE) opportunity until September 1, 2023, or the return of the incumbent. Shifts are rotating days, evenings and nights 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00 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 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 this opportunity is aligned with your training and passion for mental health, we want to hear from you. Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!


Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related experience working with adolescents experiencing significant mental health challenges in a youth specific setting combined with specialty training in adolescent psychiatry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

** Experience with psycho-social rehabilitation is an asset.


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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