Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Assertive Community Treatment

Registered Nurse / Registered Psychiatric Nurse – Assertive Community Treatment

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Author pmnationtalk
Date June 10, 2021
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Nurse
Client Interior Health Authority
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Job title :REGISTERED NURSE / REGISTERED PSYCHIATRIC NURSE – ASSERTIVE COMMUNITY TREATMENT
Community :KAMLOOPS
Facility :KAMLOOPS MENTAL HEALTH
Status :RELIEF PART TIME (0.72 FTE)

Position SummaryWe have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RN/RPN) to join our incredible Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team at Kamloops.

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.

The RN/RPN ensures that persons with serious severe and persistent mental health problems, and/or problematic substance use and/or development disability issues who may or may not be in crisis have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. The RN/RPN provides 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. The position functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

This is a Relief Part Time .72 FTE position until June 13, 2022 currently working out of the King Street Centre.

Qualifications

Graduation from an approved school of nursing. Two years’ recent related Mental Health & Substance Use experience 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.

** Knowledge of substance use assessment/treatment, crisis intervention, and suicide risk assessment is an asset.

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