The First Nations Health Authority is a diverse and transformational health organization of professional, innovative, and dedicated team members and leaders.
The first of its kind in Canada, FNHA works as a health-and-wellness partner with BC First Nations to support self-determination and decision-making to improve health outcomes.
Join the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) on their historic journey to support self-determination and decision-making for BC First Nations, improving health outcomes in a culturally safe manner. As a Psychiatrist in the Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service (SUPS) program, you will contribute to the accessibility of primary health care services for Indigenous individuals with limited access.
Operating within a culturally humble and team-based environment, you will provide whole person care that recognizes physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects. This is an opportunity to make a real impact and be part of a unique organization that values respect, kindness, and personal wellness. Join FNHA and be a catalyst for positive change in BC's healthcare landscape.
About this opportunity
- Overhead expenses will be covered by the FNHA as part of the contract;
- Flexible schedules and virtual care environment that fits your availability. SUPS operates Monday to Friday and is closed on all statutory holidays and Indigenous recognition;
- Team based care with allied health and addictions specialists to support your patient population
First Nations Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service (SUPS)
Title: Psychiatrist – Service Contract
Location: Remote – Anywhere in BC
About the role
The Virtual Substance Use and Psychiatry Service (SUPS) provides individuals with access to specialists in substance use medicine and psychiatry, as well as clinical counsellors.
This is a non-urgent, referral-based service that is available to all Indigenous people and their family members living in BC, including family members who are not Indigenous.
Specialists and care coordinators are dedicated to the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility, and to delivering trauma-informed care.
The goals of the service are to:
- Provide direct virtual access to substance use and psychiatric care for First Nations people and their families.
- Provide substance use medicine and psychiatry services where every client encounter is aligned with the principles and practices of cultural safety and humility.
- Provide substance use medicine and psychiatry services where collaborative care planning and wraparound care services are integral to all client encounters.
The Psychiatrist will be responsible for practicing with cultural humility, to provide psychiatrist services in a culturally safe, team-based environment that recognizes the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual aspects of the client (and family) to provide whole person care, in compliance with policies and procedures of acceptable BC health and wellness regulations and standards.
- You have an active practicing license in good standing with the College of Physicians of BC (CPSBC);
- You are a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Division of Medicine (FRCPC);
- You are a resident of British-Columbia.
- You have a minimum of 3 years of recent related experience;
- You have experience working with and delivering health services to First Nations clients;
- You have training in anti-Indigenous racism response and cultural safety and humility;
- You have experience integrating holistic Indigenous approaches with Western approaches.
- You have strong knowledge of cultural safety, humility and trauma informed approaches to care;
- You have knowledge of, and ability to apply, an understanding of First Nations cultural principles and protocols in work situations;
- You have a sound ability to practice using culturally safe and trauma-informed approaches;
- You have the ability to apply a two-eyed seeing approach to balance western and Traditional Indigenous worldviews in practice;
- You have an understanding of own intersectionality, power, privilege, and how these concepts may impact own work and perspectives;
- You have an understanding of rural and remote communities and their inherent challenges and barriers;
- You have the ability to create and foster a healthy and engaging environment that enables personal excellence, and contributes to FNHA’s vision of “Health through Wellness” and cultural safety and humility in the workplace;
- You have knowledge of health status of populations, inequities in health, the determinants of health and illness, principals of primary care, strategies for health promotion, disease and injury prevention, health protection, curative, urgent and emergent care, rehabilitation and supportive or palliative care;
- You have demonstrated understanding and integration of Trauma Informed Practice to care;
- You will have the physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
The First Nations Health Authority is committed to respecting diversity within our workforce; preference will be given to individuals with Indigenous ancestry who chose to self-identify (First Nations, Inuit, Métis).
Leading with culture, all FNHA employees complete San’yas Indigenous Cultural Safety Training. We support our family to be leaders in wellness and all staff members develop a yearly wellness plan as part of their performance partnership and goal-setting.
As a health and wellness organization, the FNHA has aligned with the Provincial Public Health Order released on October 14, 2021. We have a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for all employees at First Nations Health Authority. This policy requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If selected for employment, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination by providing a copy of your BC Vaccination Card Passport with the QR code.
How to apply
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For more information about us, please visit: www.fnha.ca/about/work-with-us
If you have any inquiries or issues please contact FNHA Recruitment at [email protected]