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

Position Summary

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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 Ashcroft, 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.

What We Offer:
We offer a range of employee benefits and services to support you at every stage of your career:
• Employee & Family Assistance Program
• Employer paid training/education opportunities
• Generous Vacation Entitlement
• Employer Paid Health Benefits
• Municipal Pension Plan
• Shift Premiums
• Competitive wages

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 permanent full-time opportunity.

Shifts of work are days with shift times of 08:30 to 16:30.

About this location/unit:
Located amidst the stunning landscapes of British Columbia's interior, Ashcroft and Cache Creek offer a unique blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventure, and cultural charm.
Steeped in Gold Rush heritage, the charming and scenic village of Ashcroft invites residents and visitors to explore its historic sites, including the Ashcroft Museum, where relics from the past tell the story of its pioneering days.

Cache Creek is a hidden gem waiting to be explored by travelers seeking outdoor adventure and natural beauty. History buffs will appreciate the community's rich heritage, with opportunities to visit historical sites, such as Hat Creek Ranch, and explore the region's Gold Rush past.

These quaint towns, separated by only 10KM, captivate with their picturesque scenery and outdoor recreational opportunities, from hiking and mountain biking to fishing and wildlife viewing along the nearby rivers and trails. They provide a gateway to exploring the rugged beauty and vibrant history of the Cariboo region, promising an unforgettable place to call home.

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

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 #:

02045326

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

BCNU

Facility:

ASHCROFT HSPTL & HLTH CTR

Location:

Ashcroft

Department:

ASM MH ASTAT(COUNS & TX)

Reports To:

MANAGER OR DESIGNATE

Hourly Wage:

$41.42 - $55.91

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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