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

Position Summary

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


Who We Are:
Interior Health (IH) is committed to achieving a culturally diverse and inclusive workforce that is representative of the communities we serve, and where you are encouraged to bring your whole self to work. Well-being and work life balance is promoted within the IH team, and our commitment to environmental sustainability supports our primary goal of increasing the health and well-being of everybody in the Interior Health region from our employees to the population we serve.

About the Job:
The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse:
• Functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) or Tertiary Mental Health Services multi-disciplinary care team
• Ensures 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
• 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
• Functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Rural and Remote Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse works as an integral part of an integrated mental health and substance use service. The Nurse provides urgent outreach, responsive assessment and treatment, case management, GP shared care, education, and support to individuals experiencing acute and/or chronic mental illness and/or problem substance use.

This is a CASUAL OPPORTUNITY. Casual means hours are not guaranteed and may vary and shifts may be at short notice. Casual employees are eligible to apply for internal postings including permanent and temporary positions. There are many opportunities with Interior Health that begin with casual employment and lead to regular employment.

Effective April 1, 2024, the hourly wage will be $41.42 - $55.91 per hour.

About this location/unit:
Gateway is a 5-bed inpatient MH Crisis Stabilization Program that offers short stay for people in emotional, psychiatric distress and/or are in need of sub-acute withdrawal management. Located on the 3rd floor of Cariboo Memorial Hospital, this program provides a level of service mid-way between out-patient therapy and in-patient hospitalization and works towards facilitating a swift return to community living arrangements. This position works with clients who are admitted to the program as well as people from the community and ED who are being admitted. There’s also an in-reach component with the emergency department. This position offers the opportunity to work autonomously in addition to working alongside a multidisciplinary team. The staffing compliment consists of one nurse and one care aide.

The growing community of Williams Lake is located amidst sparkling lakes and rolling ranchland in the heart of the Cariboo Chilcotin Region of British Columbia. As the largest city in the area, it serves as a business, industrial and service hub for outlying communities and provides employment opportunities in the forestry, mining, agriculture and tourism sectors. Home to the famous Williams Lake Stampede, this former “cowtown” has grown into a vibrant city that offers its residents a comfortable blend of urban living and western charm. Horseback riding, river rafting, fishing and camping are popular recreational pursuits in the area.

See why working in Williams Lake as a healthcare professional is such a great opportunity!

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply Today!

Qualifications

• Graduation from an approved school of nursing
• Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment 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

Comments

Effective April 1, 2024, the hourly wage will be $41.42 - $55.91 per hour.

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 Indigenous Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process and/or career exploration, send your question(s) via email to IndigenousEmployment@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.

Competition #:

01970618

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

CARIBOO MEMORIAL HOSPITAL

Location:

Williams Lake

Department:

WIM MH STEP UP/DOWN STAB

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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