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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 Merritt, 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 for this position will be $41.42 to $55.91

About this location/unit:

Merritt offers a unique blend of outdoor adventure, cultural charm, and western hospitality in the southern interior of British Columbia. Known as the Country Music Capital of Canada, this vibrant town is home to the Canadian Country Music Hall of Honour.

Outdoor enthusiasts will revel in the breathtaking natural landscapes of Nicola Valley, offering boundless opportunities for hiking and biking along extensive trail networks. For those with a penchant for angling, the region boasts plenty of pristine lakes brimming with diverse species of fish. Just a short drive away lies Nicola Lake, providing a refreshing oasis for boating, swimming, picnicking, and lounging along its peaceful shores.
History buffs can immerse themselves in the region's rich heritage at the Nicola Valley Museum and Archives, while art lovers can browse local galleries showcasing the work of talented artists.

With its warm community spirit and stunning scenery, Merritt offers an unforgettable escape into the heart of British Columbia's wilderness.

See why working in Merritt 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 for this position will be $41.42 to $55.91

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 #:

02034169

Employee Type:

CASUAL

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

MERRITT S CENT HEALTH CTR

Location:

Merritt

Department:

MEM MH ACSS (CASE MGMT)

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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