Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

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Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Job Information
Author pmnationtalk
Date January 12, 2022
Deadline Open
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kelowna, BC
Category Nurse
Client Interior Health Authority
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 Job title :REGISTERED NURSE / REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSE
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA GENERAL HOSPITAL
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME

Position Summary

Come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH).

Who are we looking for?

KGH is looking for a permanent full time self-directed, motivated, and reliable mental health-trained nurses (both Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses) who enjoy working in a team environment and have a strong desire to learn and share. If you are trained and experienced in Mental Health or Substance Use, we want to hear from you!

What will you work on?

The KGH Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use program assists in-patients with acute mental health challenges. We are an interdisciplinary team that places a high emphasis on wellness by teaching patients 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.

This is a float position, working on both McNair and PICU.

About this location/unit

Our program has a dedicated educator to support and mentor Mental Health Nurses and support staff. We are committed to providing Patient and Family Centered Care via highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We have 30 acute care beds, 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Beds and the shifts are predominantly 12 hours in length.

KGH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with UBC-O.

The MHSU program at KGH has:
• 30 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

Shifts are rotating days and nights; 07:00 to 19:00, 19:00 to 07:00 hours.

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 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 an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.

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.

Love where you live, work and play. Make a difference. Apply today!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

• Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
• Two years’ recent related experience in a Mental Health & 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).

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