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Community :KELOWNA
Status :CASUAL

Position Summary
Come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). KGH McNair inpatient psychiatric unit is looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible mental health-trained nurses (both Registered Psychiatric Nurses and Registered Nurses) who enjoy working in a team environment and have a strong desire to learn. If you are trained and experienced in Mental Health or Substance Use, we want to hear from you! Apply today to come join our team in Kelowna!

The KGH Inpatient Mental Health and Substance Use program assists in-patients with acute mental health challenges. We are an interdisciplinary team that places a high emphasis on wellness by teaching patients about nutrition, exercise, medications, therapy, relapse prevention and other wellness strategies. We work together with the Community Mental Health and Substance Use programs to ease transition back to the community.

Our program has a dedicated educator to support and mentor Mental Health Nurses and support staff. We are committed to providing Patient and Family Centered Care via highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We have 30 acute care beds, 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Beds and the shifts are predominantly 12 hours in length.

The Inpatient Mental Health Unit relocated into its present site on May 2012. KGH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with UBC-O.

The MHSU program at KGH has:
• 30 acute care beds
• 6 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit beds
• Negative pressure rooms
• A contained outdoor patio area
• Group therapy area
• Designated areas for interviewing clients/families
• Individual patient bedrooms
• Laundry facilities
• Fitness/Wellness Room
• Resource Room for patients and families
• 1 bariatric bedroom
• Specialized staff

Shift times are rotating days and evenings 07:00 to 19:00 and 19:00 to 07:00.

Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Apply today!


• Graduation from an approved school of nursing.
• Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and addictions environment; or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Current practicing registration with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM).
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