Job title :
MHSU ADULT SHORT TERM ASSESSMENT AND TREARTMENT CLINICIAN
VERNON HEALTH CENTRE
PERMANENT PART TIME (0.77 FTE)
The Vernon Health Centre is seeking a permanent part time Mental Health & Substance Abuse Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician. The successful applicant will have experience in working with individuals with addictions and will have strong knowledge of specific treatment approaches to counselling individuals with a variety of mental health issues. Preference will be given to concurrently trained clinicians.
The Adult Short Term Assessment and Treatment (ASTAT) Clinician functions as a member of the larger Community Integrated Health Services (CIHS) health care team and as a member of a specific MHSU multi-disciplinary team. The ASTAT Clinician provides, at the advanced practice level, assessment, treatment, service coordination, and as required, urgent response to the most complex clients, frequently with co-occurring disorders, who may also have serious functional impairment in the domains of physical health and personal, family, financial, occupational, and social life. The ASTAT Clinician functions as a primary clinician utilizing a variety of specialized treatment modalities/therapies for individuals, groups of clients and/or their families.
Some Typical Duties and Responsibilities:
- Provides comprehensive bio/psycho/social services that include a continuum of services designed to optimize clients’ recovery and ability to function.
- Arranges access to specialized services such as substance use, forensic/criminal justice, developmental disability, and acquired brain injury.
- Identifies the need for, and ensures or arranges transition plans are in place for clients transferring between levels of care, including involvement in the client’s admission to acute care and discharge planning and follow up after an admission to a hospital unit or emergency department.
- Documents assessments, treatment formulations, care plans and progress notes.
- Provides consultation and shares information with community agencies and the public about mental illness and mental health and/or substance use services, promoting good public relations and facilitating efficient and cooperative relationships.
- Delivers and participates in in-service and other educational programs as required.
Shifts of work will be Monday to Friday 08:15 to 16:30 and 08:30 to 16:30 with weekend and statutory holidays off.
If you are an experienced mental health professional and passionate about helping those in our community, apply today!
Masters degree from an accredited educational institution in an Allied Health, Behavioural, or Social Science field relevant to the position.
Two (2) years’ recent related experience in a mental health and substance use environment or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Current valid BC Driver’s License.