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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE – DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Apply Now Job ID 1249447 Date posted 04/18/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE – DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITY MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA HEALTH CENTRE
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

A casual opportunity exists for a Mental Health & Substance Use Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric to join the warm and caring team with the Developmental Disability Mental Health Services in Kelowna and Penticton. This position will provide vacation relief over the summer through most of July and August.

We are seeking applicants with extensive experience in mental health and substance use plus knowledge and experience in developmental disabilities.

Developmental Disability Mental Health Services is an Interior Health tertiary mental health program that provides specialized mental health consultation and services to individuals 14 years and older who have both an intellectual developmental disorder and mental health disorder.

Working in the assigned clinical area Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS), the Registered Nurse 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. The Registered Nurse functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shifts of work are scheduled on an as-needed basis on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 08:00 to 16:00.

If this opportunity is aligned with your training and passion for mental health, we want to hear from you. 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 years’ recent related MHSU experience in the assigned clinical area(s) (such as Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT), Adult Community Support Services (ACSS), Urgent Response, Elderly Services, Alcohol & Drug, Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS), etc.) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

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

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.
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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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