Practice Lead, Mental Health And Substance UseApply Now Job ID 1570235 Date posted 06/22/2021
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Our caring and compassionate Mental Health & Substance Use team is looking for a collaborative, motivating professional. If you have a passion to analyze situations, resolve, and solve problems while guiding individuals toward a vision cohesively, then we would love to hear from you.
Join us in the very desirable Southern Interior of BC!
This is a permanent full time position and the worksite location is flexible anywhere within our beautiful Interior Health Region.
This position will support the quality and practice standards for Mental Health program service, delivery and planning throughout Interior Health (IH).
More details about the role:
The Practice Lead, Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) provides clinical expertise and leadership to the programs and services within MHSU. This position develops and recommends program plans, standards, and guidance documents, and works alongside partners to support implementation.
The Practice Lead ensures all plans, standards, and guidance documents are patient-centred, consistent with current evidence and best practice, and support the strategic objectives of the organization. The Practice Lead provides leadership to quality improvement and evaluation initiatives by assisting in design, interpreting data, and supporting scale and spread of the outcomes.
The Practice Lead will be expected to support the success of the Clinical Operations portfolio by developing strong, collaborative relationships with operational and physician leaders. The Practice lead must leverage these relationships to understand and respond to issues and opportunities within operations, champion and build support for change, ensure new initiatives are sound, and successfully execute their implementation.
TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Continuously reviews the operating environment to identify opportunities and/or gaps, identifying solutions and recommending priorities within existing approved plans, strategies and organizational priorities.
• Provides clinical expertise into the development of plans, strategies and priorities, ensuring that proposals are robust, operationally feasible and can be expected to deliver a clearly described patient/client benefit.
• Maintains a strong working knowledge of current evidence and best practice, using that knowledge to inform planning.
• Collaborates with multiple stakeholders to identify, design, and address service and program gaps that exist, and to develop recommendations for addressing those gaps.
• Researches, develops, and implements plans to address emerging priorities of care for issues where no current program or structure exists.
• Participates in the development and/or develops indicators for the portfolio in collaboration with the Operational Division of the portfolio and, as required, other portfolios across IH.
• Monitors and responds to changing health status needs. Collects, compiles, analyzes, and interprets statistical data to monitor program outcomes and identify emerging issues and trends.
• Liaises with internal partners, stakeholders, programs, and portfolios.
• Develops service goals and monitoring frameworks for contracted services, and supports contract managers to review contract performance.
• Master’s degree in a clinical area.
• Five years of recent, related experience in the field of Mental Health and Substance Use.
Demonstrates all LEADS Capabilities, in particular:
• Leads Self/Cultural Agility – self-awareness, demonstrates character; noticing and adapting to cultural uniqueness to create a sense of safety for all.
• Engages Others/Empathy – communicates effectively; listens with heart rather than reacting
• Achieves Results/Process Orientation – takes action to implement decisions, assesses & evaluates results, follows culturally respectful processes that also produce results
• Develops Coalitions/Building a Trust-Based Relationship – builds partnership and networks to create results, demonstrates a commitment to customers and service, participating in open exchanges of experiences and culture
• System Transformation/Credible Champion – demonstrates systems/critical thinking, strategically oriented to the future, champions & orchestrates change, remains self-aware and maintains effective relationships, shows courage and conviction in advocating for change for the betterment of vulnerable and marginalized populations.
Skills and Abilities
• Knowledge and ability to work with diverse populations, incorporating diverse perspectives, values, and approaches into planning.
• Demonstrated ability to identify and analyze situations and problems such that viable solutions are found. Approaches challenges and complexities from a systems perspective.
• Demonstrated ability to guide individuals toward a vision while maintaining group cohesion, motivation, commitment, and effectiveness. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with multi-disciplinary teams.
• Demonstrated ability to introduce and manage purposeful change that is consistent with the mission, vision, values, and operating principles of IH.
• Demonstrated ability to identify strategies and opportunities in a dynamic environment that lead to identified outcomes.
• Ability to critically analyze and synthesize evidence, and utilization/statistical data.
• Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively both verbally and in writing, including the ability to facilitate and negotiate.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
Interior Health values diversity and inclusion. Our goal is to cultivate a workforce rich in culture, experience and knowledge to ensure equitable health outcomes for all of the clients we serve. We are welcoming of all populations including our Aboriginal partners throughout the Interior Health Region. We are committed to increasing our Aboriginal representative workforce to build an engaged, culturally diverse organization focused on the goal of providing high quality, sustainable healthcare through an engaged workforce and healthy workplaces. We build inclusive, trusting and respectful relationships through our partnerships. At Interior Health, Every Person Matters.