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RURAL & REMOTE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE

Apply Now Job ID 1226166 Date posted 03/07/2019
Job title :RURAL & REMOTE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE
Community :ASHCROFT
Facility :ASHCROFT HSPTL & HLTH CTR
Status :RELIEF FULL TIME
Position Summary

If you are open, flexible, have sound generalist skills and enjoy working autonomously in a rural mental health environment, this is the position for you! Apply today to join our mental health team in Ashcroft!

As the Mental Health Nurse, you will provide 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 relief position will work rotating days 08:00 to 16:62. This position is scheduled to end June 28, 2019.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Apply Today!

Community Profile:
Ashcroft (population 1,800) is a small community with one of the best climates in BC, having mild winters, and warm summers, with little precipitation. The mountains are only a few miles away. Skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming, and biking opportunities are within easy drives. The site provides service to Ashcroft, Cache Creek and the surrounding area, a total population of approximately 7,000.

There are 25 residential beds, x-ray and lab services, home care nursing, home support, mental health and public health at the site. Patients needing higher levels of care are transferred to Kamloops. The city of Kamloops (about an hour's drive) and Vancouver (three and a half hours away) provides urban opportunities. Close enough to enjoy far enough away not to impact our life style. Without a single traffic light both communities offer have a relaxed living experience.


Qualifications

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

Mental Health and Addictions specialty training would be an asset.
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Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.

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