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Occupational Therapist 2

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Job Title: Access and Discharge Coordinator (OT 2)
Work Site: Vancouver, BC - Tertiary Mental Health Regional Support
Status: Casual
Start Date: As soon as possible
Salary: $33.14 - $41.35 per hour
Hours: 0800 - 1600 Monday to Friday
Reference#: 084720-msh


The Access and Discharge Coordinator (OT) practices in accordance with the standards of professional practice and code of ethics as outlined by the College of Occupational Therapists of British Columbia (COTBC) and standards of professional practice. Responsible for coordinating a centralized referral and access utilization system for Adult, Older Adult and Youth (aged 14-18) clients. Provides services for Youth, Adult and Older Adult Tertiary Mental Health & Addiction Services including services to the LGBT2S (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Transgendered, Two Spirited) youth population. Determines the effectiveness of access and discharge policies and procedures. Coordinates and maintains bed occupancy and wait list database and may be required to track Alternate Level of Care (ALC) service applicable for the designated program. Receives and reviews referrals for access to Tertiary Mental Health & Addiction services. Monitors referrals from acute mental health/addictions and medical sites. Provides consultation and guidance to mental health & addictions teams, acute sites, other referral sources, families and service users on the interpretation and application of policies relevant to eligibility and access to tertiary bed resources. Facilitates timely admissions to appropriate bed resources. Serves as a liaison between service providers and health care teams, participates in rounds, collects related data, participates on relevant working groups/committees, participates in quality improvement activities and promotes awareness of mental health and/or addiction programs.


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The hours of work including days off and work area may be subject to change consistent with operational requirements and the provision of the Collective Agreement and applicable statutes.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted for this posting.

***Employees of VCH must apply via the Internal Application Process. Current VCH staff who apply to this posting using this external site will be considered with other external candidates. Seniority will not apply.***

Thank you for your interest in Vancouver Coastal Health.

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