Registered Nurse, Mental Health & Substance Use Urgent Response (5524172)

  • Northern Health
  • Prince Rupert, BC, Canada
  • May 17, 2022
Full time Registered Nurses

Job Description

Do you have a passion for nursing? We have the position for you! We are seeking a motivated Registered Nurse with a dedication for delivering compassionate patient care to join our team at Prince Rupert Health Unit.

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Nurse practices in accordance with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM), as well as within a client and family centered care model.

The Urgent Response Nurse functions as a member of the larger Mental Health and Substance Use teams and as a member of a specific multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to provide direct and indirect mobile crisis intervention and mental health and substance use clinical services in order to ensure that persons with serious mental health problems and/or problematic substance use or withdrawal management issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. The Urgent Response Nurse provides crisis response, assessment, suicide intervention, short term treatment planning, time limited case management and, as required, rapid 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 Urgent Response Nurse functions as a primary clinician for short periods of time utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Days, Evenings - 08:15 to 19:30, rotating

Prince Rupert is a coastal port city with a population of 12,220 (2021). It is nestled into a mountain and surrounded by the Great Bear Rainforest. See rare wildlife, explore our rugged landscapes, and experience world-class fishing adventures you won’t find anywhere else. Check out more on Prince Rupert, known as the halibut capital of the world.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • “Loan Forgiveness Programs” offered through the Federal and BC Government
 
Qualifications
  • Graduation from an approved school of nursing. Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
  • Current practicing registration with the BC College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
  • Current valid B.C. driver’s license.
Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.