Mental Health & Substance Use – Adult Short Term Assessment & Treatment Clinician

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Author pmnationtalk
Date January 24, 2020
Type Full Time
Company Interior Health Authority
Salary $34.26 - $42.73 - Per Hour
Location Kamloops, BC
Category Medical / Health
Client Interior Health Authority
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Mental Health & Substance Use – Adult Short Term Assessment & Treatment Clinician

Competition #: 01350796
Bargaining Unit: BCGEU
Hourly Wage: $34.26 – $42.73


Position Summary
In accordance with established vision and values of the organization, as well as within a client and family centered care model, the Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician functions as a member of the larger Hospitals & Communities Integrated Services (HCIS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team whose purpose is to ensure that persons with serious acute mental health problems and / or problematic substance use issues have access to timely, responsive, evidence based short term treatment and clinical supports across the continuum of available services. The ASTAT Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination, and as required, urgent response to the most complex clients, frequently with co-occurring disorders, who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The ASTAT Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Education, Training and Experience:

– Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.
– Two years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
– Current valid B.C. driver’s license.

Skills and Abilities:

Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing client assessments (clinical and diagnostic reasoning) through appropriate/prescribed technical, therapeutic, safety type nterventions.
Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others both one-on-one and in groups.
Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions.
Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and members of the interdisciplinary team using verbal, written, computer communication means. Ability to effectively apply conflict resolution skills.
Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem-solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote client-focused care that demonstrates care for and with clients and significant others, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team and collaborates across disciplines.
Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement and empowerment. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, implementation of IH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific
practice area.
Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

*** The Aboriginal Specific Counselling position with Kamloops MHSU services is a unique position and will include:
– Providing comprehensive mental health and substance use assessments and counselling to Aboriginal adults and help support access to services.
-Develop and support care planning, clinical case management, discharge planning and connection to primary care services.
-Support connection to local traditional and cultural healing practices through collaboration with Aboriginal, Métis and Inuit communities and resources.
– The successful candidate will have extensive understanding and knowledge of Indigenous protocols and health needs, including the: physical, psychological, social and spiritual needs of the client, their family and their community.

* All postings with a closing date specified close at 11:59 pm PT

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