Alberta Health Services
The MRT Mental Health Crisis Clinician acts as a fully contributing member of an interdisciplinary crisis intervention, stabilization, and assessment team. The Clinician is responsible for providing specialized mental health assessment and consultation services for clients who are experiencing acute mental health issues. The Clinician works closely with psychiatric emergency staff and community partners to ensure stabilization of immediate crisis and facilitate a person's appropriate involvement in post crisis treatment services. The MH Clinician conducts mental health assessment for the purpose of contributing to a mental health diagnosis and to inform treatment planning.
MH Clinicians are responsible for providing mental health assessments, therapeutic interventions, referrals, and advocacy. MRT is the core team responsible for psychosocial response in the event of a disaster or mass casualty event. The MH Clinician must be able to provide psychological first aid and other stepped care responses when deployed by ZEOC. The Clinician provides input to patient care planning and to the team's clinical decision-making related to psychosocial factors, barriers, and dynamics. Critical clinical decisions of life-threatening proportions are made on a frequent basis to assure the safety of clients and the community as well as to plan appropriate assessment and treatment follow-up. The MH Clinician must make such decisions spontaneously and independently.
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)MOBILE CRISIS TEAM
Primary Location: Sheldon M Chumir Health Centre
Multi-Site: Not Applicable
Posting End Date: 13-JAN-2022
Temporary Employee Class: Temp F/T Benefits
Date Available: 31-JAN-2022
Temporary End Date: 31-OCT-2022
Hours per Shift: 11.08
Length of Shift in weeks: 12
Shifts per cycle: 42
Shift Pattern: Days, Evenings, Nights, Weekends
Days Off: As Per Rotation
Minimum Salary: $37.85
Maximum Salary: $50.33
Vehicle Requirement: Driver's License, Vehicle Required
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:
Training in Psychological First Aid required Minimum 4 years of crisis assessment and stabilization within an Addiction and Mental Health community setting experience required. Demonstrated ability to complete a mental health assessment in non-traditional settings, including risk assessment, mental status evaluation and psychosocial assessment is required. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively as a member of an interdisciplinary community health team and to accept and request direction is required Demonstrated professional, mature manner required Demonstrated teaching abilities, strong decision making, assessment and intervention skills required Demonstrated ability to manage varying levels of clinical acuity and ability to work successfully with a heterogeneous client population required
Awareness of community agencies and resources for addiction and mental health clients (both inside and outside of AHS) an asset Training in critical incident stress management preferred