Northern Health

British Columbia

Registered Nurse, Mental Health And Substance Use (Mhsu) Urgent Response

Open Until Filled
$32.33 - $42.45
Terrace, British Columbia
Early Career

Position Summary

In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, the Nurse practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC), 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.


  • 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 College of Registered Nurses of British Columbia (CRNBC) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of British Columbia (CRPNBC).
  • Current valid B.C. driver's license.
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