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EMERGENCY RESPONSE MENTAL HEALTH NURSE

Apply Now Job ID 1303503 Date posted 08/30/2019
Job title :EMERGENCY RESPONSE MENTAL HEALTH NURSE
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

If you are a mental health nurse experienced in crisis intervention, mental health and substance use, consultation and care planning, bring your solid decision making skills and apply today to join the In-Reach team at Kelowna General Hospital.

We are currently seeking an enthusiastic RN or RPN who is resourceful and passionate about interdepartmental collaboration to facilitate client stabilization and connection to appropriate community resources. If you have strong assessment skills and can thrive in a fast paced environment with competing priorities along with a strong clinical foundation and are confident in your decision making skills this is the job for you.

The Emergency Response Mental Health Nurse provides consultation or assessment service to the Emergency Department and the medical/surgical wards for management of patients with mental illness, substance use and/or challenging behaviours. This position provides recommendations in regards to caring for the patient, which medication/approach may be most effective and provides information on mental illness, substance use and challenging behaviours and prescribed approaches to care.

The In-Reach KGH Program is a hospital-based extension of the MHAES community program and provides emergency response from an RN/RPN/SW with specialty in caring for patients with mental health and substance use issues. The program is open 7 days per week and provides services to all ages.

Casual shifts will be scheduled on an as-needed basis with day/evening shifts 08:00 to 12:45 and 11:00 to 23:00.

Click here to watch a video about why it’s an exciting time to join the MHSU team at Interior Health!

If you’re an experienced nurse who's passionate about mental health, apply today to join the IH MHSU team!


Qualifications

• Graduation from an approved School of Nursing.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
• Formal education/training in acute mental health nursing
• Minimum of one year recent related experience in a multidisciplinary acute psychiatry setting including experience in Emergency/Crisis Intervention and rapid assessment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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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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