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Family Practitioner, Forensic Assertive Community Treatment Team- BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)
Family Practitioner, Forensic Assertive Community Treatment
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS)
Regular, Part Time
BC Mental Health & Substance Use Services (BCMHSUS), as part of the provincial mental health services continuum, provides a diverse range of specialized, "one-of-a-kind" tertiary mental health and substance use services to adults across the province. These include services located at the Forensic Psychiatric Hospital and six regional clinics, the Red Fish Healing Centre for Mental Health & Addiction, and Heartwood Centre for Women. In addition to delivering these clinical services, BCMHSUS provides provincial leadership for system-wide improvement through its work in: health promotion and illness prevention; knowledge exchange; and research and academic teaching.
We are seeking a Family Practitioner (FP) for the Forensic Assertive Community Treatment team (FACT). FACT is a newly established service delivery model intended for clients with enhanced care needs who are involved in the criminal justice system. The FACT team is a multi-disciplinary healthcare team of professionals who work together to provide holistic and comprehensive services to best serve client needs. This team will be based in Surrey and support specific clients living in the community.
The FP is an important member of the health care team and working alongside other health care experts on a supportive and inter-professional team, you will provide quality care for clients and help them live an active life as they reintegrate into the community. This new model of health care provides the opportunity for you to grow your expertise as a Primary Care Practitioner in an environment where you are supported from day one, by leaders and colleagues across disciplines.
Be part of a team where you can live and work in your community, positively influence the community reintegration of an individual found NCR-MD or Unfit to Stand tril and see the difference you can make as you serve some of the most complex psychiatric patient population in British Columbia.
The work is both interesting and challenging. Experience in working with patients across a broad spectrum of psychiatric illness, substance use disorders, and personality difficulties, is a definite advantage. The interested physicians should be eligible for provisional or full licensure with CPSBC. Certification with the College of Family Physicians, or equivalent, is mandatory. Experience in Correctional Health and/or additional certification or training is an asset.
To apply in confidence, please send your curriculum vitae along with a letter of interest to:
Kevin P.W. Wang
Advisor, Talent Acquisition – Physician and Scientific Recruitment
Application will be review immediately. Position will remain open until filled.
PHSA together with BCMHSUS took on responsibility for the delivery of health care services in BC Correctional Health Services facilities in October 2017. BCMHSUS is mandated to improve the quality and continuity of care for clients across the province during their time in correctional facilities and as they reintegrate into the community. This will help to improve access to primary health care, as well as mental health and substance use support for inmates; key needs that have been identified not just in BC, but internationally. Provide trauma informed care to clients with physical or mental health needs and/or concurrent psychiatric and/or substance abuse/misuse disorders.
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