Job title :MENTAL HEALTH NURSE – KELOWNA (IOAT)
Facility :KELOWNA CHSC
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Registered Nurse or Registered Psychiatric Nurse to join our Mental Health & Substance Use (MHSU) Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment team at the Community Health Services Centre in Kelowna.
This position will support iOAT (injectable opioid agonist treatment) services in Kelowna. iOAT is an evidence based treatment intervention for people with severe opioid use disorder (OUD) who have been refractory to treatment with oral opioid agonist therapy (OAT). Injectable treatment has been demonstrated to have increased retention to care, decrease in illicit opioid use, and increased quality of life. It is part of the continuum of care when treating people with OUD.
The Opioid Agonist Treatment nurse at the Community Health & Services Centre will provide initial intake and assessment for clients interested in the Opiate Agonist program. Working in a system of care, the RN/RPN will work with physician assistance and community services to ensure therapy initiation, support and streamlined transition and continuity of care. In addition this position will be responsible for coordinating the education and dispensing of naloxone kits to clients. Experience in substance use is preferred and an understanding of evidence based practice for opioid dependence is required. We are looking for a nurse who is flexible and well organized, with strong assessment and communication skills.
This is a casual opportunity. Shifts types are days and evenings, rotating shift times are from 08:00 to 20:00.
If you’re an experienced nurse who's passionate about mental health, come and join the IH team. Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!
Education, Training and Experience:
Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
Two years’ 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, Developmental Disability Mental Health Services (DDMHS), etc.) or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nursing Professionals (BCCNP).
Current valid B.C. driver’s license.