MENTAL HEALTH NURSEApply Now Job ID 1470030 Date posted 11/17/2020
Facility :CARA CENTRE
We have an exciting casual opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our staff at the Cara Centre in Kelowna, B.C. 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.
The Cara Centre is an 11 bed facility. This facility is for individuals who have a mental illness or psychiatric concerns, and are interested in working on personal wellness, community integration, and achieving desired quality of life. Our goal is to help individuals develop skills and access resources as required to enhance their capacity to be successful and satisfied in the living, working, learning and social environments of their choice.
Cara Centre is staffed 24/7 with nurses and support staff. Additional staff are on site Monday through Fridays and include a Team Leader, Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and resident Psychiatrist. Cara Centre provides private room accommodation, communal living areas and a supportive lifestyle where clients can participate in cooking, cleaning, shopping and social activities. All meals are cooked on site.
Admission to Cara Centre is open to both male and females aged 19 and up, and is by referral only. Referrals can be made by Psychiatrists or other Mental Health Professionals involved with the individual, and are sent to the Tertiary Utilization Committee (TUC) for evaluation and consideration. To be accepted into Cara Centre, the TUC must deem the client appropriate for this type of environment and program.
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 you’re an experienced nurse who's passionate about mental health, come and join the IH team. 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 in a mental health and addictions environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
** Experience with psycho-social rehabilitation is an asset.
We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.
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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