Put your nursing skills to the test and come join the hardworking, welcoming nursing staff at Kelowna General Hospital (KGH). KGH is looking for a self-directed, motivated, reliable and flexible Registered Nurse who enjoys working in a team environment and has 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 inpatients with acute mental health challenges. We are a multidisciplinary team that places high emphasis on wellness through teaching clients 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, LPNs and support staff. We are committed to providing Patient and Family Centered Care via highly skilled, knowledgeable and compassionate staff. We have 25 acute care beds, 3 Psychiatric Intensive Care Unit Beds and the shifts are predominantly 12 hours in length.
Construction on the new Patient Care Tower at Kelowna General Hospital is now complete and the new inpatient mental health unit is over quadruple our previous departments size. The Inpatient Mental Health Unit relocated into the new building in May 2012. KGH is a tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with UBC.
The brand new McNair Unit has:
• 25 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 caring for admitted mental health and substance use clients
Surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery, the thriving city of Kelowna is situated on the eastern shores of Lake Okanagan in the south central region of British Columbia. It is the largest city in the area and boasts all of the amenities of a major centre including fine dining, unique shops and a vibrant arts and culture scene. Wine tours, golfing, skiing, boating, swimming and camping are among the many recreational activities enjoyed by residents here.
Come live, work and play where others only vacation. Make a difference. Love your work. Apply today!