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Mental Health Consultant

Location: Calgary, Alberta

Closing Date: September 23 2022

Calgary Foothills PCN One Step at a Time Counselling Service provides no fee, one-at-a-time counseling to people 18 years and older, couples, or families. This service provides support for people experiencing varying degrees of mental health challenges, emotional distress, difficult circumstances, and intense interpersonal conflicts. It is patient-focused and patient lead. Clinicians bring a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches, skills sets and knowledge to best assist the patient in their treatment journey.

Reporting to the Extended Health Team Program Manager and/or the Mental Health Team Manager, the Mental Health Consultant collaborates with family physicians, Calgary Foothills PCN multidisciplinary teams and community/external partners to provide patient-centered care for those with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

FTE: 0.8

Calgary Foothills PCN One Step at a Time Counselling Service provides no fee, one-at-a-time counseling to people 18 years and older, couples, or families. This service provides support for people experiencing varying degrees of mental health challenges, emotional distress, difficult circumstances, and intense interpersonal conflicts. It is patient-focused and patient lead. Clinicians bring a broad spectrum of theoretical approaches, skills sets and knowledge to best assist the patient in their treatment journey.

Reporting to the Extended Health Team Program Manager and/or the Mental Health Team Manager, the Mental Health Consultant collaborates with family physicians, Calgary Foothills PCN multidisciplinary teams and community/external partners to provide patient-centered care for those with chronic disease and/or complex health conditions.

Responsibilities

Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to the overall care plan of Extended Health Team patients by conducting a biopsychosocial mental health assessment, setting goals in collaboration with the patient directed at mental health concerns, providing a course of counselling including applicable mental health interventions to enhance patients’ coping and self-management skills and contributing to regular progress review and case conference meetings, assuming the role of case manager as appropriate
  • Providing one-on-one and group appointments
  • Evaluating crisis situations and applying appropriate interventions
  • Providing single session counseling appointments to individuals, couples, and families in the One Step at a Time Counselling Service
  • Collaborating with other team members to help patients navigate the health care system by playing a role in connecting patients to applicable PCN, community, and health system resources, including to specialized or longer-term mental health services
  • Promoting continuity of patient care through effective written and verbal communication with the Medical Home and those involved in the circle of care
  • Participating in the development, delivery, evaluation, and quality improvement of Calgary Foothills PCN programs
  • Collecting and maintaining data for service indicators, progress reports, and evaluations
  • Adhering to and performing activities and care within the full scope of practice as defined under the Health Professions Act

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Prefer experience with the following therapy models: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Single Session Therapy
  • Experience in dealing with health care issues, behavioral medicine and evidenced-based treatments for medical and mental health conditions an asset
  • Experience with trauma-informed care
  • Group facilitation skills
  • Strong collaborative skills including excellent oral and written communication and consultation skills
  • Strong awareness of health care and community resources
  • Good computer skills are required

Qualifications

  • Minimum education of master’s degree and active registration in one of the following professions:
    • Social worker with authorization, or eligible experience for authorization, to perform restricted psychosocial interventions
    • Psychologist with clinical/counseling specialty or equivalent education/experience
    • Registered nurse with certification in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing OR relevant education and experience in providing mental health interventions
    • Occupational therapist with relevant education and experience in providing mental health interventions
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, organization and critical thinking skills
  • Strong skills in collaborating with team members and physicians
  • Ability to work well in a team setting and independently
  • Ability to prioritize, manage time effectively, and be flexible in a very dynamic work environment
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including evenings/weekends, when required
  • Ability to accept, implement and evaluate change with a positive attitude
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Prefer experience in providing psychology services with patients in primary care with complex chronic health issues, PTSD, and moderate to severe depression and anxiety

Employment Requirements:

  • Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Proof of full immunization against COVID-19

Why Work with Us?
Calgary Foothills Primary Care Network (PCN) is a comprehensive organization filled with meaningful work by developing solutions to meet the needs of our local community and their health concerns. At the PCN, you will find a sense of belonging with those who share your passion for improving the lives of Albertans and you enjoy working with bright, dedicated and like-minded people.

We’re very proud of our accomplishments and the collaborative and respectful working environment we have established in our organization. We believe in creating highly effective and innovative teams that embody our core values (ICARE):

  • Innovation
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability
  • Respect
  • Excellence

Some of the other benefits of working with us include:

Employee Perks

  • Corporate savings on gym memberships at GoodLife Fitness
  • Reimbursement for licensing dues
  • Employee Recognition Award program

Convenience

  • Hybrid work schedule (telecommuting)
  • Up to 10 paid flex/personal days annually
  • Generous time-off policy offering three weeks of starting vacation allowance and moving to four weeks after one year of continuous service

Benefits Plans

  • Option of Health Care Spending Account and/or Lifestyle Spending Account
  • Health, dental and vision coverage
  • Employee and Family Assistance Program

Retirement Contributions

  • Matching your RRSP and/or TFSA contributions (up to 5% of your pay)

Education

  • Reimbursements on tuition and books for work-related courses
  • Time allotted annually of paid company time to pursue educational endeavors and training

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Our merit-based selection process during hiring ensures that all qualified candidates are considered. We invite people of all ethnic backgrounds, ancestry, religious beliefs, gender identities and expressions, sexual orientation, ages, family status, and disabilities to apply for positions within Calgary Foothills PCN

If your background matches the qualifications listed above and are looking for an opportunity with a dynamic organization that is making a difference in the community, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to [email protected].

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document and in subject line please include position title.

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted

Extended Health Team physician (0.2 FTE)

Location: Crowfoot Primary Care Centre, Calgary, Alberta

Closing Date: October 14 2022

Calgary Foothills PCN's Extended Health Team is looking for a part-time (0.2 FTE) family physician to join the team that helps patients with multiple chronic health conditions who struggle with psychosocial factors. The goal is to help patients learn to self-manage their conditions, set achievable goals and access additional resources.

Through a broad understanding of health and wellness, the EHT physician facilitates patients’ understanding of their conditions and treatments. The EHT physician works closely with team members and Medical Homes (family physicians and their teams) and links with community resources to assist patients with enhanced self-management of their chronic health conditions.

FTE: 0.2

Calgary Foothills PCN’s Extended Health Team (EHT) is looking for a part-time (0.2 FTE) family physician to join the team that helps patients with multiple chronic health conditions who struggle with psychosocial factors. The goal is to help patients learn to self-manage their conditions, set achievable goals and access additional resources.

Through a broad understanding of health and wellness, the EHT physician facilitates patients’ understanding of their conditions and treatments. The EHT physician works closely with team members and Medical Homes (family physicians and their teams) and links with community resources to assist patients with enhanced self-management of their chronic health conditions.

There are no on-call responsibilities associated with this position.

Key Responsibilities

Key aspects of the position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting referrals to EHT by assisting health homes with complex patients. This may involve synthesis of past medical history, extensive general medical examination, discussion with current and past health care providers, review of diagnoses, and development of an individualized treatment plan for patients who are not progressing in the usual fashion
  • Providing mentorship to EHT team members through individual consultation, rounds, and joint appointments in a shared care model
  • Utilizing a biopsychosocial approach with the ability to explain these factors to patients in a holistic manner that resonates with patient’s experience of disease
  • Working with patients on behavior change, meeting them where they are at and walking with them on their journey forward
  • Supporting efficient use of health care resources through the reduction of gaps and duplication of services. The program is expected to evolve in response to changes in the health care system as a whole.
  • Actively participating in quality improvement work and program development

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team setting
  • Ability to work independently
  • Leadership ability within a team
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, evolving environment
  • Ability to design, create and implement programs of service design
  • Motivational interviewing skills will be considered an asset
  • Group facilitation skills will be considered an asset
  • Good computer skills are required

Qualifications

Formal Education

  • Licensed to practice medicine in the Province of Alberta
  • Certificate of the College of Family Physicians of Canada

Experience

  • Experience or formal training in chronic disease management / specialty area of interest (Rheumatology, GI, Chronic Pain, Senior Care) and/or team-based care will be considered an asset
  • Experience or interest in mental health or addictions and the role it plays in patients’ struggles with their health and function will be considered an asset

Other requirements:

  • Completion of a satisfactory criminal record check and/or Vulnerable Sector Search
  • Proof of full immunization against COVID-19

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter in confidence to [email protected].

Please submit cover letter and resume in one document and in subject line please include position title.

Please note that only candidates considered for an interview will be contacted