Community Mental Health Nurse - Mental Health & Addictions

Reporting to the Manager, Outpatient Mental Health and Addictions - Adult and Seniors, the Community Mental Health Nurse is a member of the multidisciplinary team  and participates in the planning, development, and provision of mental health services for an assigned patient population.


Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.



* Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

* Must be registered within the Province of Nova Scotia or become eligible for registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Nova Scotia

* Clinical experience in mental health & addictions

* Must have a thorough knowledge of nursing practice with an interest in program development and evaluation skills

* Knowledge and understanding of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

* Familiarity with various psychotherapeutic approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focused Therapy and/or Motivational Interviewing

* Demonstrate ability to work competently with individual, families, groups and the community

* Ability to work cooperatively within a multidisciplinary team and make independent nursing judgements and take appropriate action

* Must have experience working in the community

* Supervisory, teaching and/or community nursing experience an asset

* Ability to communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, in official languages, considered an asset

* Competencies in other languages an asset, French preferred

* Successful external applicants are required to provide a criminal record check (including Vulnerable Sector Search) to People Services before starting employment and assume any associated costs as a condition of employment


PLEASE NOTE: Applicants relying on education and experience equivalencies must clearly state such equivalencies in their cover letter, resume, or application. Additionally, candidates will not be considered for an interview if applications are incomplete or are missing information.


Hours of Work

* Regular full-time position; 75 hours biweekly

* Some travel will be required


Recruitment incentives and relocation may be offered to the successful candidates based on qualifying criteria.


Salary Information

Community Mental Health Nurse  (RN03):

$34.0386 - $40.5792  hourly

($41.3789 with 25 years of nursing experience)