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Reporting to the Clinical Coordinator, works in collaboration with the multi-disciplinary team to provide clinical and liaison services through an Indigenous lens to clients identified as First Nations, Métis and Inuit in community programs throughout the Fraser Salish region who are taking part in the Early Psychosis Intervention (EPI) Program. Incorporates traditional Indigenous models of health and healing into clinical assessment, planning care, treatment, consultation and follow-up, applying the Provincial EPI Standards and Guidelines and the Early Psychosis Carepath in a way that honours and respects cultural practices and protocols. Utilizes the case management model, including assessing clients mental, emotional, physical and spiritual health and substance use status, formulating a plan of care, implementing planned care and evaluating outcomes. Provides assertive outreach for clients experiencing vulnerability due to barriers in accessing services. Shares knowledge with team members in caring for Indigenous clients, and provides mental health and substance use education to clients, families and communities. Partners with clients, caregivers, facility managers and staff of relevant community and regulatory agencies, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), Métis Nation BC, First Nations communities and Métis Chartered Communities. Participates in program and policy planning and development and research and evaluation to deliver culturally safe mental health and substance use services for Indigenous peoples.
Education, Training and Experience
Current practicing registration as a Registered Nurse and/or Registered Psychiatric Nurse with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM). Graduation from approved School of Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing. Two (2) years recent related experience providing treatment services to individuals with mental health and/or concurrent disorders, including experience and/or training working with indigenous individuals, families and communities, and youth and young adults with psychosis, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Valid Class 5 BC Driver's License and access to personal vehicle with appropriate insurance coverage.
Skills and Abilities