In accordance with Northern Health's vision of an idealized system of services where people and their families receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by interprofessional teams, the Primary Care Mental Health and Addictions (MHA) Clinician functions as a member of the interprofessional team and applies best practices to provide competent, safe and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools and communities.
Through assessment and involvement of each person and their family, the Primary Care MHA Clinician develops and implements a plan of care and intervention to assist the person in managing their mental health or addiction challenges. The Primary Care MHA Clinician will provide care according to the person's care plan and the person's personal goals. Qualifications
Bachelor's degree (from an accredited educational institution) in an Allied Health, Behavioral or Social Science field relevant to the position plus two (2) years recent, experience in a health setting working with complex care clients with a combination of mental health and/or addiction issues. Or equivalent related knowledge, skills and experience.
Current valid BC driver's license.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Assessment and Treatment: Demonstrated ability to complete initial and ongoing assessments and utilize appropriate therapeutic interventions.
Teaching: Ability to teach persons 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 persons, families, the public, physicians and members of the interprofessional team. Ability to effectively solve interpersonal differences and resolve conflict.
Critical Thinking: Problem solve demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills. .
Human Caring and Relationship Centered Practice: Ability to promote person centered care, sensitivity to diverse cultures and preferences, client advocacy and social justice concerns.
Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and priorities and achieve results.
Leadership: promotes cooperation among the interprofessional team and collaborates across disciplines. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovation, and participates in professional development of self and others.
Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of person centered care.
Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including the use of Windows based programs. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in the specific practice area.
Ability: Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
FORT ST. JOHN COMMUNITY
Fort St. John is known as "The Energetic City," which reflects the large resource base of oil, natural gas, forestry and agriculture, and the vitality of their residents who are keen to live and work in a community that gives back so much. Fort St. John sits high above the spectacular Peace River Valley, Northwest of Dawson Creek and Southeast of Fort Nelson, where endless patchwork quilts of cropland melt into the horizon. Serving an area population of 69,000, Fort St. John is the hub of the Northeast with a new cultural center and library, theatre and art space. The main industries are agriculture, forestry, natural gas, construction and trucking.