Mental Health & Addictions Coordinator
Correctional Health Services
Surrey, BC Full vaccination against COVID-19 is a condition of employment with PHSA effective October 26, 2021. What you'll do
What you bring
- Be responsible for the review, assessment, treatment (or referral for assessment and treatment) of patients who have been identified as having mental illness and/or a concurrent disorder.
- Review mental health screens for completeness and facilitates efficient patient flow and access to required programs and services.
- Ensure a high standard of patient care by consulting with the Corrections Health Services Psychology Leader, Medical Director, Clinic Psychologist(s) and/or the Professional Practice Leader to ensure evidence-based best practice standards of care; acts as a clinical resource for staff, and provides support for staff training and development.
- Provide leadership at the Clinic level in the planning and implementation of consistent, evidence-based service-wide approaches for delivering high quality services to support/promote health and illness prevention strategies for patients with complex physical, mental health and/or addiction issues.
- Assist the Health Care Manager in performing administrative duties and coordinates staffing, scheduling and clinical research activities related to mental health and addiction services, ensuring optimal use of patient care resources.
- Promote education and research.
- Consult and collaborates with interprofessional team members, the leadership team and other health care professionals/providers to achieve excellence in patient and family centered care and enhancement in patients' quality of life.
- Master's Degree in an Allied Health Discipline from a recognized Program and current practicing registration with the applicable professional College.
- Three (3) years' recent experience in a mental health and addictions setting, including working with mentally disordered offenders, forensic psychiatric or Tertiary mental health/concurrently disordered populations, and two (2) years related administrative/supervisory experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
- Valid BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle for local area travel may be required.
Skills and Abilities
What we bring
- Demonstrated ability to work well with and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
- Knowledge of the specific symptoms of major mental illnesses, substance use and/or concurrent disorders.
- Demonstrated ability to problem solve, adjust to new or unexpected events and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing.
- Understanding of trauma informed practice.
- Demonstrated ability to deal with others effectively.
- Demonstrated ability to organize work and establish workload priorities.
- Demonstrated skill in CPR techniques.
- Ability to operate related equipment.
- Physical ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That's why we're focused on your care too - offering health, wellness, development programs to support you - at work and at home.
- Join one of BC's largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations - offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
- Access to professional development opportunities through our in-house training programs, including +2,000 courses, such as our San'yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training course, or Core Linx for Leadership roles.
- PHSA is a remote work friendly employer, welcoming flexible work options to support our people (eligibility may vary, depending on position).
- Perks include access to fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.
$34.26 - 42.73/hour
14323 57 th Avenue, Surrey, BC
Applications will be accepted until position is filled
Hours of Work: Rotating
Work Days: Rotating What we do
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.
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.