Primary Care Team Lead, Disciplines Allied To Social Work (dasw)

Northern Health

Position Summary
Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Primary Care department.

In accordance with Northern Health’s vision of an idealized system of services built on a foundation of Primary Care, people and their families will receive primary care services in Primary Care Homes supported by Interprofessional Teams. The Primary Care Team Leader practices under the direction of the Community Services Manager or Health Services Administrator and collaborates with Physicians and/or Nurse Practitioners to provide guidance and supervision to the assigned Primary Care Teams.

The Primary Care Team Leader functions as a member of the Interprofessional Team and applies best practice to provide competent, safe, and ethical care for people and their families in settings such as physician practices, homes, schools, and communities. The Primary Care Team Leader takes a collaborative and team-based approach in program delivery and problem solving to achieve healthcare excellence. Such an approach involves nurturing a team environment of continuous learning, effective communication, trust, team building and staff acknowledgement.

The Primary Care Team Leader supervises at least one other DASW and:
• Total staff of more than 3 up to and including 8 Paramedical/Nursing Team members – Disciplines Allied to Social Work, Grade IV
• Total staff of more than 8 up to and including 16 Paramedical/Nursing Team members – Disciplines Allied to Social Work, Grade V
• Total staff or more than 16 Paramedical/Nursing Team members – Disciplines Allied to Social Work, Grade VI

Staff to be supervised includes both clinical and administrative staff and assigned regional care providers in various fields such as Public Health, Mental Health and Addictions, Nutrition, Pharmacy and Social Work. The Primary Care Team Leader collaborates with Physicians, Nurse Practitioners, community agencies, and other local Primary Care Home Team Leaders. The Primary Care Team Leader will support people and their families to achieve and maintain optimal health by performing the duties and responsibilities listed below.

Primary Care Networks are partnerships between the Divisions of Family Practice representing BC’s family physicians, the regional health authorities, the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) and local community partners, along with other community providers such as nurse practitioners. All partners are working together in their local communities and collectively to redesign B.C.’s primary and community care system so that it works better for patients and health-care providers.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Tuesday – Friday, Days, 08:00 to 16:00

Primary and Community Care
Northern Health’s approach to person and family-centered care involves creating health care teams, which include your doctor or nurse practitioner and other health care professionals, to provide a range of health care services. The quality of care increases by providing continuity of care over time and across settings and will result in better long-term health outcomes.

Masset is situated along the shoreline of Masset Sound on Haida Gwaii, formerly known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, and is the largest village on the island. Major industries are logging, fishing and tourism. Masset provides services for a larger rural area with a population of 1,000 local residents and services a surrounding area of 2,300 including Tow Hill (unincorporated) and Old Masset (IR). incorporated in 1961, the Village of Masset (pop. 1,000) is the oldest of the islands municipalities. The community has one elementary school and one secondary school.

Check out Masset , the place where the ocean meets the shore and the sunsets are breathtaking.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• “Loan Forgiveness Programs” are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

IMPORTANT NOTE:
As part of your application process, you will need to upload the following documentation:
• Proof of COVID-19 vaccination
• Registration number (if you are part of a regulated profession)
• Any supporting documents regarding education/qualifications for this position. Examples may include:
• Program certificates or diplomas
• High school/college/university transcripts etc.
• It is also recommended to provide a cover letter and resume

Qualfications
• Baccalaureate degree (from an accredited educational institution in a social or behavioral science field relevant to the position.
• Three (3) to five (5) years recent related experience including experience in individual, family and group modalities of practice in the clinical specialty of the assigned area, and recent experience in a leadership capacity, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
• Valid BC Driver’s License.

Skills and Abilities:
• Management: Demonstrated ability to organize work, set objectives and establish priorities. Manages time and resources, implements activities to promote cooperation among the interdisciplinary team, supervises responsibilities of others, and collaborates across disciplines
• Leadership: Promotes staff morale, engagement, recognition and collaboration. Demonstrates creative planning for change and innovations, implementation of NH policies or other protocols, and ongoing professional development of self and others.
• Knowledge Integration: Integrates best practice and current research evidence to support professional practice decisions and actions
• Communication: Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with clients, families, the public, medical staff and the members of the interdisciplinary team using oral, written and computer communication means. Demonstrated ability to effectively resolve conflict.
• Critical Thinking: Demonstrated ability to integrate and evaluate pertinent data (from multiple sources) to problem solve and make decisions effectively. Applies the problem solving process, demonstrating critical thinking and decision making skills using a systems approach.
• Teamwork: Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and a commitment to excellence in the provision of client care.
• Teaching: Ability to teach clients and others in both one-on-one and group settings.
• Equipment: Demonstrated computer skills including use of Meditech and Windows based programs. Demonstrated data analysis skills including appropriate data analysis and reporting tools. Demonstrated ability in the use of e-mail and word processing. Ability to operate other related equipment as required in specific practice area.
• Ability: Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation’s communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.