Family Practitioner, Community Transitional Care Program
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)
Regular, Part Time
Coquitlam, BC BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS),
as part of the provincial mental health services continuum, provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
The Enhanced Care Housing Project supports clients found not criminally responsible or unfit to stand trial due to a mental disorder as they transition out of the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and into the Community Transitional Care (CTC)
housing program located on the səmiq̓ʷəʔelə lands (former Riverview Hospital Lands, Coquitlam). The CTC program provides recovery and rehabilitation services to facilitate a safe and successful transition and reintegration of forensic patients into the community.
We are seeking a Family Practitioner (FP)
for the Community Transitional Care to help us improve access to primary health care as well as mental health and substance use support for clients to achieve success with reintegration in their community. The FP is an important member of the health care team and working alongside other health care experts on a supportive and inter-professional team, you will provide quality care for clients and help them live an active life during their time in custody and as they reintegrate into the community. This new model of health care provides the opportunity for you to grow your expertise as a Primary Care Practitioner in an environment where you are supported from day one, by leaders and colleagues across disciplines.
Be part of a team where you can live and work in your community, positively influence the community reintegration of an individual found NCR-MD or Unfit to Stand trial and see the difference you can make as you serve some of the most complex psychiatric patient population in British Columbia.
The work is both interesting and challenging. Experience in working with patients across a broad spectrum of psychiatric illness, substance use disorders, and personality difficulties, is a definite advantage. The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Certification with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. Experience in Correctional Health and/or additional certification or training is an asset.
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to: Kevin P.W. Wang Advisor, Talent Acquisition - Physician and Scientific Recruitment
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Application will be review immediately. Position will remain open until filled. BCMHSUS
is part of the Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA).
The Provincial Health Services Authority ( PHSA ) plans, manages and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people - Be compassionate - Dare to innovate - Cultivate partnerships - Serve with purpose.
Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services
PHSA and BCMHSUS are committed to employment equity, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, background and experience, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.
Reconciliation is an ongoing process and a shared responsibility for all of us. The BC Governments' unanimous passage of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act was a significant step forward in this journey-one that all health authorities are expected to support as we work in cooperation with Indigenous Peoples to establish a clear and sustainable path to lasting reconciliation. True reconciliation will take time and ongoing commitment to work with Indigenous Peoples as they move toward self-determination. Guiding these efforts Crown agencies must remain focused on creating opportunities that implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Mandate.