Left to right: Marlee Groening, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Sharon Marmion, Program Manager, and Monica McAlduff, Director of Mental Health and Substance Use.

HIRING! – Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation Program

This April Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will be hiring Allied Health and Nursing professionals for the Intensive Tertiary Rehabilitation Program (ITR) housed in the newly constructed Joseph and Rosalie Segal Family Health Centre. This highly specialized unit aims to bridge the gap within the variety of Mental Health and Substance Use services currently spread across VCH.

The vision:

This state of the art facility will be equipped with a team of health care professionals who will provide innovative and recovery focused care in order to meet the unique needs of individuals suffering from complex mental health and substance use issues.

Benefits of working in the ITR unit:

  • Experience a highly specialized 3- week orientation which will equip staff with the skills needed for: Trauma informed care, motivational interviewing, patient & family centred care, and harm reduction.
  • Be exposed to ongoing professional development and training in mental health and substance use.
  • Work with a strong in-house support system which will include a Clinical Educator, Program Coordinator, and access to a Clinical Nurse Specialist. This support system will assist in solving complex situations and care plan development.
  • Work alongside a highly skilled multi-disciplinary team, which will broaden your overall experience as a healthcare professional.
  • Develop long-term, therapeutic and professional relationships with clients in order to support their recovery journey.
  • Accessible and co-located Mental Health and Substance Use services available (urgent care, outpatient services, acute inpatient, etc.)
  • Make a long-lasting and positive impact on a client’s life.
  • Work in a beautiful new building, in a state-of-the-art, clinically-designed care environment.

What does the typical client population look like?

Prospective clients will have a complex mental illness, generally a psychotic or bipolar disorder that has stabilized to the degree that acute assessment and treatment is no longer required, but for whom ongoing intensive psychiatric, behavioural and psychosocial rehabilitation is needed. These individuals will have a documented history of high-risk behaviours only suitable for the capacity for which ITR can provide. Employees of the ITR unit will receive ongoing education, training, and support in order to deal with this inherently intricate population.

Who we’re hiring:

  • Registered Nurses / Registered Psychiatric Nurses
  • Program Coordinator
  • Mental Health Rehabilitation Workers
  • Social Worker
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Concurrent Disorders Counselor
  • Nursing Unit Assistant
  • and more!

How do I apply?

Postings will be live in early April for both internal and external applications. For on-the-go news and updates, stay tuned to our social media and the VCH News!

Have questions? Contact our Recruitment Advisor, Brigitte Relova.

Social profiles: @VCHCareers

Want to learn more?

Healthcare professionals are invited to attend one of our 3 open houses where managers and leadership will field questions about this exciting initiative. Details are below:

Monday March 27
Willow Pavilion
805 West 12th Avenue
Willow Conference Room, 1st Floor, Room 132.
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Wednesday March 29
VGH Health Centre
715 West 12th Avenue
4th Floor Boardroom
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

Thursday March 30
UBC Hospital
Detwiller Pavilion
Conference Room 1C13
Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM

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