Specialty Public Health

Role and Facility Information

Exciting opportunity available for a nurse who is passionate and experienced in mental health! If you are open, flexible, have sound generalist skills and enjoy working autonomously in a rural mental health environment, this is the position for you! Apply today to join our mental health team in Ashcroft, B.C.

As the Mental Health Nurse, you will provide urgent outreach, responsive assessment and treatment, case management, GP shared care, education, and support to individuals experiencing acute and/or chronic mental illness and/or problem substance use.

There are 25 residential beds, x-ray and lab services, home care nursing, home support, mental health and public health at the site. Patients needing higher levels of care are transferred to Kamloops. The city of Kamloops (about an hour's drive) and Vancouver (three and a half hours away) provides urban opportunities. Close enough to enjoy far enough away not to impact our life style. Without a single traffic light both communities offer have a relaxed living experience.

This relief/temporary position will work rotating day shifts 08:00-16:52. Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Apply Today!

Community Profile:
Ashcroft (population 1,800) is a small community with one of the best climates in BC, having mild winters, and warm summers, with little precipitation. The mountains are only a few miles away. Skiing, hiking, fishing, swimming, and biking opportunities are within easy drives. The site provides service to Ashcroft, Cache Creek and the surrounding area, a total population of approximately 7,000.


Qualifications

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current valid B.C. driver’s license.
Mental Health and Addictions specialty training would be an asset.

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Live and work in BC

Ashcroft

Perched on the banks of the Thompson River, Ashcroft’s desert climate, blue skies and sunny days are the perfect settings for excellent camping, birdwatching, white-water and back road adventures. Ashcroft offers the outdoor enthusiast unending recreational activities, from fishing in the nearby lakes to horseback riding, hiking and mountain biking on the many trails surrounding the town. The Ashcroft community is very active and promotes its diversity with many shows and fairs held throughout the year. Its Stampede and Fall Fair are just two annual events drawing crowds from all over the Province.

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