Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse

Rural & Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Nurse

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 6, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Ashcroft, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :RURAL & REMOTE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE
Community :ASHCROFT
Facility :ASHCROFT HSPTL & HLTH CTR
Status :TERM SPECIFIC PART TIME (0.80 FTE)
Position Summary

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!

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.

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.

This term specific position will work rotating days 08:30 to 16:30 hours. This position is scheduled to end September 30, 2021.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Apply Today!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

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 Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).

Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

**Mental Health and Addictions specialty training would be an asset.

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