Vancouver Coastal Health


Job Description

~~~ This posting is intended for FUTURE MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE VACANCIES ONLY. Please use this posting to submit your application so we may have your information on file for when opportunities become available. ~~~ 


Job Title:

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) / Registered Psychiatric Nurse (RPN) / Registered Nurse (RN) / Nurse Practioner (NP)


Work Site: Various Mental Health & Substance Use sites with VCH 


Start Date:



To be determined





A message from Robert Bush, VCH Operations Director - Mental Health & Substance Use:


Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) is an area of healthcare that is receiving a great deal of attention by all levels of government given the impact of the pandemic and natural disasters impacting our communities.  During these unprecedented times we at VCH are making a significate investments in programs to support our citizens in MHSU care.


We are delighted to share with that whatever your specific area of interest or where you happen to be in your career trajectory we are confident we have a place for you at VCH, to practice your skills, expand and develop new areas of interest.  If you are new to the field and want to build your skills or if you have a solid background in MHSU and want to explore more challenging positions we can tailor your interests to newly established positions.


With a diverse array of program areas to meet your particular interest you can join our dynamic teams in areas such as:  acute in-patient, community mental health teams, Complex pain and addiction services, or in group settings with step-up step-down programs.


If this is where you would like to practice your profession please let us know so we can help you land your ideal job!




Come work as a Mental Health and Substance Use Nurse with Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH)!

Vancouver Coastal Health is looking for a Registered Psychiatric Nurse OR Registered Nurse OR Licensed Practical Nurse OR Nurse Practitioner to join MHSU teams within VCH. Apply today to join our team! Please submit your application here to be considered for future opportunities.


As per the current Public Health Orders (Long Term Care/Seniors Assisted Living Provincial Health Officer Order and the Health Sector Order), as of October 26, 2021, all employees working for Vancouver Coastal Health must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Proof of vaccination status will be required.



VCH is a world class innovator in medical care, research and teaching, delivering service to more than one million BC residents. At VCH, we embrace thinking boldly, taking smart risks, and "going first" when we believe it will lead to the best possible outcomes for patients and their families. We invite you to join us in creating healthy lives in healthy communities by showcasing our passion for care, connection to the communities we serve and our culture of teamwork that makes VCH a great place to work.

  • Comprehensive health benefits package, including MSP, extended health and dental and municipal pension plan
  • Grow your career with employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Wellness supports, including counselling, critical incident and innovative wellness services are available to employees and their immediate families
  • Award-winning recognition programs to honour staff, medical staff and volunteers
  • Access to exclusive discount offers and deals for VCH staff

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to our goals of creating a great place to work and delivering exceptional care. We acknowledge and accommodate unique differences and ensure special measures are in place so that all prospective and current employees are given an opportunity to succeed.

We are committed to building a representative workforce and encourage applications reflecting diversity of sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization or ancestry, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.

VCH is proud to be recognized as a Best Place to Work in Canada in 2021 by Glassdoor and Forbes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Refer to the site for How to Apply instructions. Current VCH employees who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered as an external candidate. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.


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