Specialty Psychiatry/Mental Health

Role and Facility Information

Position Summary
Immediate opportunities exists for a Mental Health & Substance Use Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses to join the amazing Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) team with Supervised Consumption Services in Kelowna, B.C.

Who Are We Looking For?

We are seeking applicants with an understanding of supervised consumption services, knowledge of harm reduction principals and ability to work with clients with complex mental health and substance use disorders. Previous experience with the marginalized, homeless population would be helpful.

What Will You Work On?

The Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurses functions as a member of the larger Mental Health and Substance Use team and as a member of a designated multi-disciplinary team. Their purpose is to ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems, and/or problematic chronic 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.

Working in the assigned clinical area(s),Complex Care Housing sites, the RN/RPN provides assessment, treatment intervention, 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 utilizes a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

This is a PERMANENT FULL-TIME opportunity. Shifts of work are days and shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours. There are always two clinicians on, and include nursing, social work and occupational therapy.

How will we help you grow?

We provide you with an orientation customized to meet your needs, and immediate support and access from excellent colleagues. You will have access to work in an interdisciplinary environment where patients clients are at the centre of care. We also offer continuous education opportunities.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

If this opportunity is aligned with your training and passion for mental health and substance use, we want to hear from you. Love where you live, work and play. Apply today!

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

Two years’ recent related MHSU experience in the assigned clinical area(s) (such as Counselling & Treatment Services; Treatment, Support & Recovery Services; Crisis Response; Seniors MHSU Services; Substance Use; 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 Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM)

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

** Previous experience with the marginalized, homeless population would be an asset.
** Successful applicant must be willing to learn how to operate a Class 5 recreation vehicle.

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

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 internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.


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Glistening water below lush mountains, dotted with parks frame the Okanagan's largest and liveliest population centre; Kelowna. Okanagan Lake is the perfect place to sail, kayak, or relax on the beach. Rolling greens offer world class golfing, minutes away from spectacular hiking and biking trails. In the winter enjoy ski resorts and skating rinks right at your fingertips. Decorated with heritage buildings and modern architecture, Kelowna offers something for everyone with orchards, vineyards and all the amenities of a major centre. From restaurants, and shops, to art galleries, live music and theatre, this city has it all. Come and experience our four seasons playground and see why life is better here.

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