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Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date September 7, 2019
Type Part Time / Contract
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.83 - $45.73 - Per Hour
Location Revelstoke, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
Contact Information
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Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse

Competition #: 01285315
Employee Type: PERMANENT PART TIME (0.79 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: BCNU
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $34.83 – $45.73
Close Date: SEPTEMBER 20, 2019*


Position Summary
A permanent part time opportunity exists for a Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Nurse in beautiful Revelstoke, BC. We are seeking an experienced and independent MHSU nurse to join our team.

The Nurse works as an integral part of an integrated mental health and substance use service. The Nurse provides 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.

Some Duties & Responsibilities Include:

• Screens mental health referrals, conducts assessments and problem formulation from a DSM IV perspective, presents assessments to the team, and assists the team in determining suitability for various service options. Provides urgent response services and directs nursing care to patients experiencing acute and/or chronic mental health problems or serious adjustment difficulties. Coordinates the provision of initial medical screening to identify physical conditions that may complicate psychiatric presentation. Screens lab values for potential problems, and reports these to treating physicians. Administers medications in accordance with physicians’ orders, and monitors the effects of treatment.

• Provides short term intensive and longer term clinical case management, leads educational and support groups, initiates Rehabilitation Worker involvement in helping client to attain improvement in activities of daily living (ie: resource access, work, education, leisure), engages in shared care activities with family physicians, and co-leads mental health/substance use and psychoeducation, change oriented groups.

• Receives, investigates and documents designated agency reports of adult abuse and neglect; determines if vulnerable adults require support or assistance; and develops support and assistance plans in accordance with the mandate of a designated agency.

Shifts of work are Tuesday to Friday, 08:30-17:00.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!

Community Profile: Nestled between the spectacular Selkirk and Monashee Mountains on the mighty Columbia River, you will find the gateway to mountain adventure and national parks – Revelstoke. This city offers unique opportunities for both visitors and residents; untouched natural beauty offering year round adventures with a legacy of heritage buildings that lend character and quaintness to the town. Hiking, mountain biking, fishing, climbing, canoeing, snowmobiling and the best backcountry skiing anywhere are some of the recreational activities this beautiful area has to offer.

• Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

• Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment 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.

• **Preferred experience in Opioid Agonist Therapy (OAT) – be sure to include this information on your resume.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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