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Competition #:05350015
Employee Type:CASUAL
Bargaining Unit:BCGEU
Hourly Wage:$29.08 - $36.24

Position Summary

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.

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.

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.

The Hazeltons (there are three - Hazelton, New Hazelton and South Hazelton) are located 290 km (180 miles) east of Prince Rupert and 60 km (45 miles) west of Smithers on the Yellowhead Highway 16. Hazelton, also known as ‘Old Hazelton’ is located on the banks of the Skeena River about 7 km off Highway 16. Adjacent to the town, where the Bulkley and Skeena Rivers meet, is the site of the world famous ‘Ksan Historical Village and Museum.

The District of New Hazelton is located in Northwest British Columbia and is situated between the Bulkley River and the stunning Roche De Boule Mountain Range. The area’s natural beauty and pristine wilderness has made New Hazelton a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts.

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