Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse–Mental Health & Substance Use (Mhsu)

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Registered Nurse/Registered Psychiatric Nurse–Mental Health & Substance Use (Mhsu)

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 13, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :REGISTERED NURSE/REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSE–MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE (MHSU)
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA CHSC
Status :PERMANENT PART TIME (0.77 FTE)
Position Summary

The Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team has an exciting opportunity for a Permanent Part Time Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Nurse to join the team.

This position, on the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team, is a team-based care treatment model for complex clients with severe and persistent psychiatric illness, and concurrent health and social challenges. This position is an outreach role meeting clients in their homes and community.

The ACT team provides frequent, ongoing mental health assessments, case management, housing assistance, family support and substance use services. As the MHSU Nurse, you will ensure that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems and/or problematic substance use who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence-based treatment. You will provide 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. Functioning as the primary clinician, you will utilize a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shifts of work are rotating days and evenings; 08:30 to 20:30

This is a day/evening Permanent Part Time (0.77 FTE/57.75 bi weekly hours) position.

We offer competitive pay, excellent benefits and range of employee programs and services to support you at every stage of your career.

If you’re an experienced nurse who’s passionate about mental health, apply today!

Qualifications

Two years’ of 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) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Graduation from an approved School of Nursing with current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current valid B.C. driver’s license

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