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Clinical Informatics Specialist - Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services

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Overview

As a BCMHSUS nurse, you bring your patient-care expertise to assist in the care for clients dealing with some of the most complex combinations of mental health, substance use and physical health issues. You could work within forensic psychiatric services for people involved with the criminal justice system, or within health care services for inmates incarcerated in provincial correctional facilities. You would perform both physical and mental health assessments, refer, treat, and evaluate clients; as well as document client records. You would work in an innovative and collaborative environment with other health care professionals, clients, and communities.

Success Profile

What does it take to be a successful BCMHSUS nurse at PHSA? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Compassionate
  • Good listener
  • Open-minded
  • Personable
  • Team player
  • Understanding

Culture

BCMHSUS is a province-wide resource for people who are affected by problematic substance use, mental health issues and health care concerns. The goal is to support people to regain their health, benefit from treatment, and eventually return to community life, with continued support for recovery. The service integrates mental health, substance use and primary care to provide a holistic approach and focuses on a person’s individual strengths.

Testimonials

  • "There are a few reasons I like working at Burnaby Centre: being part of the team and feeling supported and encouraged every day; there's a sense of family with all my colleagues; and we all support each other in a common goal of providing the best care possible to our clients."

    ~ Michelle, Clinic Nurse, Burnaby Centre for Mental Health
  • "There's a real humanity to it. We get to deal with a patient one on one. Whereas with hospital nursing, you're usually dealing with seven to ten patients at a time. So you really get to know the clients and what some of their issues are, and you start to build a rapport and build trust and that can happen over time. Then you do see them out in the community, and they're successful. That's always a good feeling."

    ~ Raelene, Clinic Nurse, Correctional Health Services
  • "I work with my best friends every day; we're very close due to the acuity of the environment—we operate according to team principles. We provide team nursing here, which is a little bit different that other more traditional nursing environments. It's pretty rewarding."

    ~ Mandi, Clinical Nurse Leader, Forensic Psychiatric Hospital

Benefits and Perks

  • Extended health and dental benefits

  • Health and wellness programs

  • Defined benefit pension program

  • Maternity/parental/educational leaves

  • Compensation

  • Variety

Job Details

Clinical Informatics Specialist
Clinical & Systems Transformation (CST) Project, BC Mental Health and Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), Port Coquitlam, BC

What you’ll do

  • Lead and support the strategy, development and implementation of clinical workflow design and change management initiatives to support clinical and business practice in the adoption and implementation of IT initiatives in alignment with the site strategic road map for clinical informatics solutions at BCMHSUS.
  • Act as a change agent/escalation point for clinical issues and constraints in the identification, development, planning, implementation, and sustainment of clinical informatics strategies in support of quality patient care and professional practice.
  • Lead and support teams to develop clinical data/documentation and workflow standardization across all BCMHSUS facilities. Incorporate clinical informatics research and evidence-based knowledge into practice.
  • Develop clinical performance indicators to identify trends/discrepancies for purposes of performance measurement and analysis ensuring a correct course of action.
  • Oversee and manage the prioritizing of functional change requests, reporting and monitoring of issues, and implementation of communication strategies.
  • Lead functional user acceptance testing and responsible for business sign-off.
  • Participate in lean process improvement initiatives such as imPROVE and ensure all process changes are aligned to the lean methodology endorsed by the site.
  • Develop policies and procedures in support of clinical applications ensuring best practice models for service delivery.

What you bring

  • A level of education, training and experience equivalent to a Bachelor of Nursing Degree or related field.
  • Five (5) years recent related experience in an information systems environment, including a minimum of two (2) years recent experience in an application leadership role.
  • Proven hands-on specialized experience with business applications such as Cerner millennium solutions.

What’s in it for you

Every PHSA employee enables the best possible patient care for our patients and their families. Whether you are providing direct care, conducting research, or making it possible for others to do their work, you impact the lives of British Columbians today and in the future. That’s why we’re focused on your care too – offering health, wellness, development programs to support you – at work and at home.

  • Join one of BC’s largest employers with province-wide programs, services and operations – offering vast opportunities for growth and development.
  • Access to more than 2,000 in-house training programs.
  • Enjoy a comprehensive benefits package, including municipal pension plan.
  • 12 annual statutory holidays with generous vacation entitlement and accruement.
  • Perks include onsite fitness classes and discounts to 350 BC-wide recreational programs, travel, technology, car and bike sharing, and more.

Please Note: Due to the nature of this role, travel to other provincial sites in addition to extended hours schedule during go live periods with rotating day\night shifts will be required. Schedules will vary as they will be based on the needs of the each activation site closer to the go live period. 

Temporary, Full-Time (until May 2021)
Two Opportunities
Until positions are filled
Requisition Numbers: 90087 & 90092

What we do

BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS) bcmhsus.ca cares for people with complex mental health and substance use challenges.

Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) plans, coordinates and evaluates specialized health services with the BC health authorities to provide equitable and cost-effective health care for people throughout the province. Our values reflect our commitment to excellence and include: Respect people – Be compassionate – Dare to innovate – Cultivate partnerships – Serve with purpose. Learn more about PHSA and our programs: jobs.phsa.ca/programs-and-services

PHSA is committed to employment equity and hires on the basis of merit, encouraging all qualified individuals to apply. We recognize that our ability to provide the best care for our diverse patient populations relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences, and value a safe, inclusive and welcoming environment.

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