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MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ADULT SHORT TERM ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT CLINICIAN

Apply Now Job ID 1201573 Date posted 01/11/2019
Job title :MENTAL HEALTH & SUBSTANCE USE ADULT SHORT TERM ASSESSMENT & TREATMENT CLINICIAN
Community :VERNON
Facility :VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
Status :RELIEF PART TIME (0.79 FTE)
Position Summary

The Vernon Health Centre is seeking a Mental Health & Substance Abuse Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician on a relief part-time basis (0.79 FTE). The successful applicant will have experience in working with individuals with addictions and have strong knowledge of specific treatment approaches to counselling individuals with a variety of mental health issues.

The Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician functions as a member of the larger Community Integrated Health Services (CIHS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team. 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.

Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of services designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
• Arranges access to specialized services such as substance use, forensic/criminal justice, developmental disability, and acquired brain injury.
• Identifies the need for, and ensures or arranges transition plans are in place for clients transferring between levels of care, including involvement in the client’s admission to acute care and discharge planning and follow up after an admission to a hospital unit or emergency department.
• Documents assessments, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes.
• Provides consultation and shares information with community agencies and the public about mental illness and mental health and/or substance use services, promoting good public relations and facilitating efficient and cooperative relationships.
• Delivers and participates in in-service and other educational programs as required.

Shifts of work are Tuesday to Friday 08:30-16:12. This relief position will run until approximately February 18, 2020.

If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!


Qualifications

Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.

Two (2) 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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