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

Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking an experienced and dynamic Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) or Registered Nurse (RN) to join our Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Inpatient Psychiatric Unit team in beautiful Penticton, B.C.

Are you looking for a dynamic and exciting position? Are you looking for a career where you can make a difference? If so, we have a wonderful Mental Health Nurse opportunity for you. Consider working with the team in Psychiatry at Penticton Regional Hospital (PRH) where everyone is valued within our multi-disciplinary team!

About the Job:
As the successful candidate, you will: provide nursing care to psychiatric patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; enhance quality of life for the patient and family; consult, confer, and collaborate with other health care providers; demonstrate continuous improvement and evidence based practice in nursing practice; maintain and advance your own clinical competence; participate on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

This is a permanent part-time (0.65 FTE) opportunity working rotating days and evenings with shift times of 07:00 to 15:00, 07:00 to 19:00, 15:00 to 23:00.

About this location/unit
The 16 bed Inpatient Psychiatric Unit (IPU) provides Acute Mental Health and Substance Use services for the South Okanagan region. Our IPU is a safe, secure and accessible facility that strives for the highest professional standards of care. We liaison with Community and Tertiary Mental Health and many other community partners to provide a continuum of care for our clients. We adhere to evidence-based practice and endeavor to apply research to practice. We welcome innovation and an expanding scope of practice. Employment Benefits:

We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career:
• Employer paid vacation
• Insurance premiums 100% paid by Interior Health
• Medical Services Plan
• Extended Health Coverage
• Dental Health Coverage
• Pension Plan

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.

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Education, Training and Experience:

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and addictions 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 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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