Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date February 13, 2020
Type Part Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.83 - $45.73 - Per Hour
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Competition #: 01364668
Employee Type: RELIEF PART TIME (0.73 FTE)
Bargaining Unit: BCNU
Reports To: MANAGER
Hourly Wage: $34.83 – $45.73
Close Date: FEBRUARY 25, 2020*


Position Summary
Put your nursing skills to the test and come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). KGH is looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible Registered Nurse who enjoys working in a team environment and has a strong desire to learn. If you are trained and experienced in Mental Health or Substance Use, we want to hear from you! Apply today to come join our team in Kelowna!

The KGH Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use program assists in-patients with acute mental health challenges. We are a multidisciplinary team that places high emphasis on wellness through teaching clients about nutrition, exercise, medications, therapy, relapse prevention and other wellness strategies. We work together with the Community Mental Health and Substance Use programs to ease transition back to the community.

Our program has a dedicated educator to support and mentor Mental Health Nurses, LPNs and support staff. We are committed to providing Patient and Family Centered Care via highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We have 25 acute care beds, 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Beds and the shifts are predominantly 12 hours in length.

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit relocated into the new building in May 2012. KGH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with UBC.

The McNair Unit includes:
• 25 acute care beds
• 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit beds
• Negative pressure rooms
• A contained outdoor patio area
• Group therapy area
• Designated areas for interviewing clients/families
• Individual patient bedrooms
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness/Wellness Room
• Resource Room for patients and families
• 1 bariatric bedroom
• Specialized staff caring for admitted mental health and substance use clients

Shift times are rotating days and evenings 07:00 to 15:00 and 15:00 to 23:00. The positions will offer enhanced opportunities to participate in preparation and facilitation of the nursing component of group programs offered on McNair. The role will work in conjunction with other members of the interdisciplinary team, including psychiatrists, SWs, OT, psychology, as well as community mental health.

This relief position is scheduled to end January 20, 2021 or return of the incumbent.

Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the thriving city of Kelowna is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Okanagan in the south central region of British Columbia. It is the largest city in the area and boasts all of the amenities of a major centre including fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Wine tours, golfing, skiing, boating, swimming and camping are among the many recreational activities enjoyed by residents here.

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

Graduation from an approved school of nursing

Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and addictions environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).

• We invite applicants to self-identify as First Nation, Métis or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.
• 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 the application process, job readiness, interview readiness or tips for resume and cover letter writing, send your question via email to to be redirected to the Employment Advisor.

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

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