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Apply Now Job ID 1206624 Date posted 01/08/2019
Community :KELOWNA
Status :CASUAL
Position Summary

Put your nursing skills to the test and come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at the Kelowna General Hospital Adolescent Psychiatric Unit. We are looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse who enjoys working in a team environment and has a strong desire to make a difference in someone’s life. If you are trained and experienced in acute/adolescent mental health, this is the opportunity for you.

The Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at KGH is a tertiary mental health, psychiatric unit for youth between ages 12 to 17 years old. The Interior Health Adolescent Psychiatry Unit provides a youth-friendly, safe and secure environment with an average length 7 to 21 day stays. There are 8 beds staffed with a multidisciplinary team offering psycho-educational programming. A Collaborative problem solving philosophy and model of practice is utilized. Daily programming includes therapy groups, recreational and leisure time and creative projects. A unit classroom staffed by a certified teacher will help students maintain their coursework and create an education plan for their return to their community school. Programming provides an opportunity for a whole-life assessment creating the basis for treatment planning.

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse provides: nursing care to psychiatric patients, both by working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team; enhances quality of life for the patient and family; consults, confers, and collaborates with other health care providers; demonstrates continuous improvement and evidence based practice in nursing practice; maintains and advances own clinical competence; participates on designated hospital committees/teams and approved research projects as assigned.

This is a casual position. The shift type(s) are days and nights and shift times rotate from 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 hours.

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!


Graduation from an approved school of nursing and two years’ recent related experience working with adolescents experiencing significant mental health challenges in a youth specific setting combined with specialty training in adolescent psychiatry or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).

** Experience with psycho-social rehabilitation is 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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