In accordance with the Vision, Purpose, and Values, and strategic direction of Island Health (Vancouver Island Health Authority), patient and staff safety is a priority and a responsibility shared by everyone; as such, the requirement to continuously improve quality and safety is inherent in all aspects of this position.
Under the administrative direction of the Coordinator, and a part of the therapeutic team under the Clinical Director, the Case Worker is responsible for providing primary therapeutic, case management and mental health support services for assigned clients, whether they are in hospital, residential or community settings. Such services are provided where and as required, in accordance with care plans agreed to by the multidisciplinary clinical team, the individual and family.
Education, Training And Experience
Graduation from a recognized school of nursing. Licensed to practice nursing in British Columbia under the Registered Nurses or Registered Psychiatric Nurses Act. Two years of recent related experience. Valid Class 5 vehicle license.
Skills And AbilitiesClinical understanding of affective disorders, schizophrenia and other serious psychiatric disorders and their treatment, using a comprehensive bio psychosocial model of care. Ability to work in an outreach case management modality. Ability to work effectively as part of a multi-disciplinary team. Ability to deal effectively with a wide range of contacts. Ability to organize work effectively, establish and carry out priorities to meet critical deadlines. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.