Alberta Health Services
Under the direction of the Addiction and Mental Health Manager and Clinical Supervisor, as a member of a multidisciplinary team the Urgent Mental Health Clinician is responsible for providing specialized single-session, assessment and consultation services in the context of patients presenting by walk-in in or ER referral in relation to mental health issues at the Cochrane Community Health Centre Urgent Care unit. This position is clinical in nature. Clinicians are responsible for providing support via a single-session walk in model, providing assessment, therapeutic interventions, and referrals. Clinically focused liaison and consultation to colleagues and with community service providers is also required.
Clinicians are required to have awareness and sensitivity to working with diverse populations. Clinicians must also be able to provide service to the hard to serve population who suffer from severe mental illness and face multiple problems in the community, including homelessness, social isolation, marginalization, and often encounter significant barriers to accessing mental health and medical services. Good risk assessment and clinical documentation skills, as well as interpersonal skills, flexibility, and an ability to work independently are essential. A good working knowledge of community agencies and programs is an asset.
As a Mental Health Clinician, you will work as a member of the multidisciplinary health care team collaborating on the delivery of care for the needs of individuals, families and/or communities. You will be responsible for the intake, clinical interviews and screening of clients with addiction and mental health disorders. You will liaise with a variety of internal and external stakeholders and work collaboratively with other team members as required. You may have the opportunity to participate in program planning, development and to provide supervision to practicum students.
Classification: Mental Health Clinician
Union: HSAA Facility PROF/TECH
Department: (CMH)BOW VALLEY CLINICS
Primary Location: Cochrane Community Health Ctr
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 17-NOV-2020
Employee Class: Casual/Relief
Date Available: 07-DEC-2020
Hours per Shift: Varied
Length of Shift in weeks: Varied
Shifts per cycle: Varied
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends, On Call
Days Off: Other
Minimum Salary: $37.85
Maximum Salary: $50.33
Vehicle Requirement: Not Applicable
This position is open to Registered Nurses, Registered Psychiatric Nurses, Registered Social Workers, Registered Psychologists, and Occupational Therapists. Social Workers and Psychologists: Completion of bachelor degree in Social Work or Psychology. Active or eligible registration with the Alberta College of Social Work (ACSW) or the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) Registered Nurses and Registered Psychiatric Nurses: Completion of an accredited nursing or psychiatric nursing education program. Active or eligible registration with the College of Registered Nurses of Alberta (CARNA) or the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of Alberta (CRPNA).
Additional Required Qualifications:
Minimum 3 years recent mental health experience, acute community experience preferred. Experience working with multidisciplinary team and community agencies. Experience working with diverse populations. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Solid knowledge foundation of intervention and treatment modalities relevant to clinical disorders and psychosocial and environmental problems. Experience providing mental health support utilizing a single-session model. Comprehensive knowledge of relevant community resources and legislation. Strong mental health assessment, crisis management, and counseling skills. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing, and high level of interpersonal skills. Ability to set priorities and organize time effectively. Ability to work in stressful, demanding, and changing conditions. Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
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