MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE (SUBSTANCE USE CONNECTIONS PROGRAM)Apply Now Job ID 1221798 Date posted 02/05/2019
Facility :VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
Is Mental Health Nursing your passion? A casual Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse opportunity is available in Vernon. Apply now to join our mental health & substance use team!
This position will help support the Health Authority’s Overdose Response as part of the SU Connections Program. The purpose of the position is to ensure individuals identified at a high risk of an overdose are linked to appropriate SU services in a timely manner. Responsibilities may include completing comprehensive substance use assessments and treatment plans, connecting people with an Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) to Opioid Agonist Treatment (OAT) services and facilitating the continuity of treatment during the transition between being identified as at risk and being linked to services.
The Registered Nurse functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) or Tertiary Mental Health Services care team and as a member of a designated multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems, and/or problematic substance use and/or development disability issues who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services.
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 may be scheduled from Monday to Friday, 08:30 to 16:30.
Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!
• 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.
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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