PHSA together with BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) took on responsibility for the delivery of health care services in BC Corrections facilities in October 2017. PHSA is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for clients across the province during their time in correctional facilities and as they reintegrate into the community. This will help to improve access to primary health care, as well as mental health and substance use supports for inmates, key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally.
The Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, manages and evaluates selected specialty and province wide health care services across BC, working with the five geographic health authorities to deliver province-wide solutions that improve the health of British Columbians. PHSA embodies values that reflect a commitment to excellence. These include: Respect people • Be compassionate • Dare to innovate • Cultivate partnerships • Serve with purpose
Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator, North Fraser Pretrial Centre, Correctional Health Services
Casual 0.01 FTE
Wage: $34.26 to 42.73 per hour
As the Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator you will:
Be responsible for the review, assessment, treatment (or referral for assessment and treatment) of patients who have been identified as having mental illness and/or a concurrent disorder.
Review mental health screens for completeness and facilitates efficient patient flow and access to required programs and services.
Ensure a high standard of patient care by consulting with the Corrections Health Services Psychology Leader, Medical Director, Clinic Psychologist(s) and/or the Professional Practice Leader to ensure evidence-based best practice standards of care; acts as a clinical resource for staff, and provides support for staff training and development.
Provide leadership at the Clinic level in the planning and implementation of consistent, evidence-based service-wide approaches for delivering high quality services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies for patients with complex physical, mental health and/or addiction issues.
Assist the Health Care Manager in performing administrative duties and coordinates staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities related to mental health and addiction services, ensuring optimal use of patient care resources.
Promote education and research.
Consult and collaborates with interprofessional team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient and family centered care and enhancement in patients’ quality of life.
Education, Training and Experience
Master’s Degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized Program and current practicing registration with the applicable professional College.
Three (3) years' recent experience in a mental health and addictions setting, including working with mentally disordered offenders, forensic psychiatric or
Tertiary mental health/concurrently disordered populations, and two (2) years related administrative/supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.
Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to work well with and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
Knowledge of the specific symptoms of major mental illnesses, substance use and/or concurrent disorders.
Demonstrated ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
Understanding of trauma informed practice.
Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.
Demonstrated ability to organize work and establish workload priorities.
Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
Ability to operate related equipment.
Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
We invite you to apply by visiting https://jobs.phsa.ca and search either by agency (BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services), job category or location. Click on the “Apply Now" button where you can register for the first time or enter your Username and Password in order to re-access your profile on our system.
Applications will be accepted until positions are filled.
For more information about the Agency that you are interested in, please visit the website at www.bcmhsus.ca
PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit. We encourage applications from all qualified individuals, including Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.