Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Island Health
Victoria, British Columbia
$40.21 - $57.78 hourly
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Island Health is Hiring MHSU RNs and RPNs

Island Health is seeking MHSU Registered Nurses (RNs) and MHSU Registered Psychiatric Nurses (RPNs) to join our team today. Current and future full-time, part-time, temporary and casual opportunities are available. Take the next step and apply today so that we can continue the conversation with you!

Island Health offers a range of services for people seeking support to help manage their mental health and substance use. Our patient-focused MHSU nursing team is compassionate and dedicated to providing primary therapeutic care to clients in a diverse set of safe, respectful health care settings.

Opportunities include:

  • Complex Care Housing (CCH)
  • Acute Care: IPU, PIC, PES, Sub-Acute
  • Residential and Supportive Housing
  • Community
  • Detox
  • Tertiary
  • Urgent Primary Care
  • Child, Youth & Family
  • Rehabilitation


Position: Registered Nurse; Registered Psychiatric Nurse

Location: Vancouver Island (various opportunities available)

Salary Range (hourly rate): $40.21 - $57.78


  • Registration with BC College of Nurses and Midwives as a practicing RN registrant or a practicing RPN registrant,
  • A minimum of two years' recent related experience,
  • Knowledge of the Canadian Standards of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing (2nd ed),
  • Current First Aid certification,
  • Recent training in Non Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), or equivalent,
  • Possession of valid Class 5 Driver's License required for some positions,
  • Certification in Canadian Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse (C) an asset.


Why Work Here?

Island Health offers health care services to more than 850,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities through hospitals, clinics, health centres, community based health units, long term care and assisted living facilities. As the largest employer on Vancouver Island, we employ 27,000 employees, 2,400 physician partners as well as hosting more than 2,500 volunteers.

We believe that our values guide our actions and relationships, shaping how we make decisions and plan for the future. At Island Health, C.A.R.E. guides everything we do:

  • Courage: To do the right thing – to change, innovate and grow.
  • Aspire: To the highest degree of quality and safety.
  • Respect: To value each individual and bring trust to every relationship.
  • Empathy: To give the kind of care we would want for our loved ones.

Island Health continues to be selected for top employer awards, including BC Top Employer (2023). Employees may be eligible for exceptional employer-paid benefit packages including dental and prescription coverage, group live, long-term disability and an extensive extended health plan, as well as vacation, leave, and municipal pension benefits.

Our Commitment

Island Health offers programs and services on the unceded and traditional territories of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwakwaka'wakw Peoples.

As an organization, we are committed to cultural safety and humility and we demonstrate this through our actions to address Indigenous specific racism, systemic racism and the ongoing impacts of colonialism.

Please reach out to our Indigenous Recruitment and Retention team for support with your application if you identify as Indigenous at

About Vancouver Island

Live, work and play! Surrounded by ocean, Vancouver Islanders enjoy the best year-round climate in Canada with warm summers and mild winters. Imagine skiing, golfing and scuba diving all in the same day! The relaxed pace, easy access to outdoor activities, an abundance of art, music, theatre and festivals ensures that there is something for everyone.

Whatever the lifestyle you are looking for, we have it here.

Vaccination Notification

To keep our employees, clients and the communities we serve safe, Island Health is enforcing an employee mandatory vaccination policy which is intended to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. As such, Island Health requires Proof of BC Provincial Immunization Registration as a condition of employment, and any offers of employment are contingent on you providing proof of vaccination prior to commencement of the offered effective date. If an offer of employment is extended, but proof of vaccination is not provided, the offer will be rescinded.

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With more than 24,500 employees, 1,900 physician partners and 3,000 volunteers, Island Health is the largest employer on Vancouver Island, providing a comprehensive range of progressive health services to the 765,000 residents of Vancouver Island and adjacent coastal communities.

Some positions are eligible for our exceptional employer-paid benefits package including dental and prescription coverage, group life, long term disability and extensive extended health plan, plus paid time off after your first year of employment.

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