MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE – ACT & TSR

INTERIOR HEALTH AUTHORITY - Kelowna, BC (30+ days ago)

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Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE NURSE – ACT & TSR
Community :KELOWNA
Facility :KELOWNA CHSC
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Nurse to join our Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) team and will also support the Treatment Support Recovery (TSR) Team (formerly ACSS).

ACT is a team treatment approach designed to provide comprehensive, community-based psychiatric treatment, rehabilitation, and support to persons with serious and persistent mental illness such as schizophrenia. Among the services ACT teams provide are: case management, initial and ongoing assessments; psychiatric services; employment and housing assistance; family support and education; substance abuse services; and other services and supports critical to an individual's ability to live successfully in the community. Clients served by ACT are individuals with serious and persistent mental illness or personality disorders, with severe functional impairments, who have avoided or not responded well to traditional outpatient mental health care and psychiatric rehabilitation services. Persons served by ACT often have co-existing problems such as homelessness, substance abuse problems, or involvement with the judicial system.

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, evenings and nights; 08:59 to 16:30, 08:30 to 18:30, 09:00 to 17:00 and 17:00 to 09:00. Casual shifts are scheduled on an as-needed basis.

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

Qualifications

Graduation from an approved school of nursing.

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.