Location: Health Sciences Centre
Clinical Psychologist III (Repost) (Revised)
Mental Health & Addictions Program - Acute Care Service
Hours 75 bi-weekly (8 hour days) Salary CG 46 ($45.01 - $53.19)
The following Sign on Incentives may be applicable and can be combined:
1. Signing bonus up to $10,000
2. Come Home incentive up to $50,000
3. Annual Market Differential of $15,000*
4. Relocation support
For more information on bursaries/incentives please visit www.workinhealthnl.ca/incentives or email [email protected]
*subject to Government of Newfoundland and Labrador approval annually
Competition Number 2022006257 Posted Date 22 August 2023 Closing Date Open Until Filled
Newfoundland and Labrador Health Services (NL Health Services) brings together five former separate health entities - Eastern Health, Central Health, Western Health, Labrador-Grenfell Health, and the Newfoundland and Labrador Centre for Health Information. The creation of a provincial health authority was announced following recommendations from Health Accord NL.
NL Health Services is responsible for delivering health and community services to more than 528,000 people living in Newfoundland and Labrador and employs over 21,000 people. NLHealthServices.ca.
This role provides advanced professional, administrative, clinical leadership/supervisory psychology work within the Mental Health and Addictions Program and will provide Clinical Psychology services to clients and families utilizing the Acute Care Service primarily at the HSC Psychiatry Unit but may be required to work at the Waterford Hospital based on operational requirements. Inpatient services consist of clinical assessments (diagnostic, cognitive, personality, and psychopathology), short term and group therapy. Group therapy will be ongoing and will focus on symptom control and management for inpatients and participants will be able to join and leave the group at any point. Outpatient services consist of 1-2 outpatients for longer-term Psychotherapy that have been originally assessed as an inpatient. Knowledge of Psychological Service areas across the province is necessary as the Psychologist will be responsible for ensuring that the appropriate services are being utilized for outpatient referrals.
The Clinical Psychologist III is considered an integral part of the multidisciplinary team and regular attendance of clinical rounds is expected. The Psychologist acts as a resource for other health care professionals and advises on and participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of policies and procedures including Risk Management, Quality Improvement and workload issues and will be involved in committee work. They will be expected to apply psychological knowledge and principles in clinical practices and may be required to engage in research activities and work towards conducting sound clinical research, applying for operating grants and publishing this work.
The Clinical Psychologist III will also be involved in supervising the maintenance of professional standards and professional development; providing professional specialized supervision to provisionally registered Psychologists and practicum/ internship students in the practice area as well as providing a clinical advisory role to full working level Psychologists. In addition, as the acute care units are teaching units, there may be involvement with medical students and Psychiatry Residents
This position reports to the Program Manager, Health Sciences Psychiatry and maintains accountability to the Psychology Professional Practice Consultant for professional integrity and practice issues.
By applying for this job, you acknowledge an understanding that regular requirements and demands of this job include (but are not limited to):
Occasionally, there is lifting or physical strength required, less than 10 lbs for files, boxes, or equipment.
Regularly sits; occasionally works in awkward/cramped positions, and stands to facilitate or teach groups.
Uses fine finger/precision work when on the computer and visual concentration is required when in sessions with patients (i.e. reviewing patient charts/notes, tests and for documenting work, and when reading or researching information).
Visual concentration is required to interpret patient observations and integrate into patient evaluation.
Auditory concentration is constantly required in sessions with patients to listen attentively, to be alert and to obtain and interpret information correctly.
A higher than normal level of attentiveness is required when assessing high risk patients
Graduation with an approved/recognized Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology is required.
Registration or provisional registration with Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board is required.
Graduate course work and supervised experience in psychological assessment including cognitive and diagnostic assessment with adults is required.
Graduate course work and supervised experience in evidence based therapy with individuals and groups with a specific focus on mental health issues is required.
Previous experience supervising Doctoral level residents is preferred.
Exhibited strong communication, program development and evaluation skills.
Possessed strong leadership and supervisory skills that are focused on engaging others and developing coalitions.
Demonstrated ability to provide strong and comprehensive clinical support, training and mentorship to Clinical Psychologists II's and other supervisees.
Possessed strong analytical, critical reasoning, collaboration, problem solving, decision-making and organizational skills.
Demonstrated ability to effectively translate and communicate knowledge in the specialized area of psychology practice to others.
Demonstrated ability to conduct research, deliver lectures/clinical education sessions and provide clinical direction and consultation within an interprofessional environment.
Ability to work autonomously, prioritizing caseloads and client needs.
Demonstrated ability and willingness to participle in the clinical training activities of the psychology discipline.
Demonstrated strong awareness of ethical principles and standards of professional conduct.
A satisfactory record of work performance is required.
Apply online at https://employment.easternhealth.ca
Upon successfully applying for a vacancy then you will receive a confirmation email. If you do not receive this email please contact Recruitment 777-7777 ext 5-2 immediately
To become a part of our team, please submit your resume/cover letter or application form online, clearly demonstrating how you meet the required qualifications. Include your current mailing address, day-time contact number, e-mail address, competition and employee number if applicable.
Contact Information for Recruitment Related Inquiries:
Telephone: (709) 777-7777 (5-2) or 1-800-563-3693
Email: [email protected]. Applications/resumes are not accepted at this email address.
If you are no longer interested in the position, you can withdraw your application by emailing [email protected] as soon as possible.
Eastern Health is committed to inclusive and barrier-free recruitment, selection, and onboarding processes. We will be happy to work with applicants requesting support during the process. If you have any questions, feel free to contact our Recruitment Line at 777-7777 press 5 then press 2 (long distance 1-800-563-3693) outlining how we can help.
EXTERNAL APPLICANTS: We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory Certificate of Conduct from the RCMP or local Police (Vulnerable Sector Check may be required), educational documents, registration/licensure if applicable and Social Insurance Number.
This is a reposted position. If you have already applied your application is on file for consideration.