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RURAL AND REMOTE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE CLINICIAN

Apply Now Job ID 1303394 Date posted 09/11/2019
Job title :RURAL AND REMOTE ADULT MENTAL HEALTH AND SUBSTANCE USE CLINICIAN
Community :CASTLEGAR
Facility :CASTLEGAR DISTRICT HSPTL
Status :PERMANENT FULL TIME
Position Summary

Interior Health is seeking a Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health and Substance Use (MHSU) Clinician for Castlegar at the Castlegar Health Centre.

The Rural and Remote Adult Mental Health & Substance Use Clinician functions as a member of the multi-disciplinary team, whose purpose is to ensure that adults and elderly persons with serious mental disorders and/or substance use problems and co-occurring impairment in personal, family, financial, occupational and/or social life, have access to responsive, sensitive and relevant assessment and treatment services. This includes individuals with acute psychosis, depression, anxiety, complicated grief, suicidal ideation, substance use disorders, substance dependence and concurrent disorders.

The primary duties include, at the advanced practice level, intake assessment, crisis intervention, referral, case management, short term individual and group psychotherapy, psychogeriatric support, collaborative community planning, psycho-education with clients and their families, and liaison with appropriate professionals. Duties include urgent response intervention to individuals in acute crisis, consultation with other care providers, and the coordination of services for adults and elderly with mental health and/or substance use problems.

Shifts of work are Monday to Friday 08:00 to 16:30.

A successful candidate is required to have two years recent, related experience in a mental health and substance use environment, preferably in healthcare.

Put your case management skills to the test and come join the welcoming clinical staff at Castlegar Health Centre!


Qualifications

Master’s 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 BC driver’s license.
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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.

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