Mental Health & Addiction Nurse – First Nations (5511158)

$36.23 - $47.58 hourly
  • Northern Health
  • Fort St. John, BC, Canada
  • Sep 10, 2021
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

Northern Health is accepting applications for a nurse to work on the Mobile Support Team providing services to our First Nations communities in Fort St. John and area.

Who we are
Northern Health leads the way in promoting health and providing health services for Northern and rural populations in Northern BC. Through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations, we provide exceptional health services for Northerners. Our value statements guide decisions and actions and include: Empathy - Respect - Collaboration - Innovation.

What you can expect

  • Opportunities for career growth
  • Supportive work environment
  • 4 weeks paid vacation
  • Health & Dental Coverage
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation Assistance for eligible positions
  • Spectacular outdoor activities
  • Short commutes
  • Affordable housing market
  • Shift rotation/hours of work: Monday – Friday 08:00 – 16:00

Job Summary
The Mental Health & Addiction Nurse is responsible for providing and developing services to maintain or improve the health and social well-being and functioning of the identified population. The Mental Health & Addiction Nurse is a member of the Mobile Support Team delivering outreach to First Nations communities and reserves by providing a continuum of services such as: prevention, promotion, and education; assessments and care planning for individuals; and consultation on cultural and clinical interventions; and crisis response when communities are impacted by critical events.

Top 4 Key Responsibilities

  • Conducts assessments of the client’s condition and determines the client’s needs, including identifying early symptoms.
  • Provides bio/psycho/social services in the assigned clinical area(s) that include a continuum of options designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
  • As required by the assigned clinical area(s) provides case management, counseling, and other forms of direct service, and directly provides or assists the clients to access services to deal with treatment and recovery issues such as: liaising with other agencies, medication management, problem solving, crisis management, nutrition, physical health, money management, personal hygiene, household management, coping skills, education, vocational training, and interpersonal relationships.
  • Arranges access to specialized services such as substance use, forensic/criminal justice, developmental disability, and acquired brain injury.

Job Qualifications

  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN or RPN registrant.
  • Two years’ recent related Mental Health & Addiction experience in clinical areas, services, and programs, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Current valid B.C. driver’s license and access to reliable vehicle.
  • Travel is a requirement of this position; and flexibility in relation to work schedules and locations may be required.
  • Experience working with BC First Nations organizations and communities.
  • Knowledge of the health and wellness governance landscape in First Nations’ health in BC, particularly relative to mental wellness.

 For more information on this position, contact Leah.Likes@northernhealth.ca