PRIMARY CARE MENTAL HEALTH CLINICIAN (CASUAL)
Northern Health
Prince George, Canada
17h ago

Position Summary

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment?

We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Primary Care department.

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.

Primary and Community Care

Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services.

The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings, and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town.

Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!

  • Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health / dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees.
  • Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.

  • Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
  • Relocation Incentive is available for eligible positions
  • Employee referral program
  • Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
  • Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
  • Loan Forgiveness Programs offered through the Federal and BC Government 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.
  • Who we are

    Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities.

    We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.

    Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.

    There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.

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