In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of the Vancouver Island Health Authority, patient safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone at VIHA; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Reports to the Clinical Coordinator or designate. Utilizing advanced clinical knowledge contributes to the efficiency of service delivery and advancement of practice and interventions. Working within the organization's framework and standards, and a rehabilitation/recovery, harm reduction focused model, as a member of a interdisciplinary treatment team, the Mental Health and Addictions Clinician, Addiction Services provides advanced clinical practice and interventions relating to assessment, intervention, treatment, outreach and/or, consultation, detoxification and/or recovery and referral for clients experiencing mental health and alcohol and drug addiction problems and their caregivers/families. Travel may be a requirement of this position and transportation arrangements must meet the operational requirements of the Vancouver Island Health Authority.
Education, Training And Experience
Masters Degree in a health related discipline from an approved post-secondary institution.
Three (3) years recent related experience.
A significant understanding of alcohol and drug addiction issues, substance use assessments, treatment methodologies, intervention strategies, the change process, and community dynamics;
Significant knowledge of available programs and services, their interrelationships, and their function in delivering services in the community;
Knowledge of applicable legislation, such as the Mental Health Act and the Guardianship Act; or
An equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid BC Driver's License.
Skills And Abilities
Demonstrated advanced competence in the treatment of addiction and mental illness congruent with the organization's framework and standards within a rehabilitation/recovery, harm-reduction focused model.
Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
Demonstrated effective interpersonal skills.
Demonstrated organizational, problem solving and teaching skills.
Demonstrated judgment, good observation and client assessment skills, tact and empathy.
Work independently, demonstrating initiative, with limited supervision.
Demonstrated knowledge of adult education skills.
Work collaboratively as part of an interdisciplinary team.
Promote positive change and independence.
Prioritize and organize workload.
Ability to carry out the duties of the position.
Operate a personal computer with a variety of Windows based software.
Foster good public relations.
Operate related equipment.