Clinical Psychologist

Position Summary

We have an exciting permanent full time opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the Interior Health team at Hillside Centre-Adult Psychology in Kamloops, B.C. and support mental health clients.

What we offer:

• Competitive salary and an attractive remuneration package
• Career Growth
• Employer paid training/education
• Employer paid vacation (per collective agreement)
• Medical Service Plan
• Employer paid insurance premiums
• Extended Health & Dental coverage
• Contribution to Municipal Pension Plan
• Balanced lifestyle
• Progressive and diverse workplaces
• A network of welcoming multi-disciplinary colleagues
• Relocation assistance

What will you work on?

The Clinical Psychologist is responsible for providing psychological services, including assessment, individual therapy, group therapy, and treatment planning in the clinical practice area of Tertiary Mental Health Services. This position supports a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to service delivery within the continuum of Allied Health services.

This role offers the Clinical Psychologist an opportunity of working autonomously and independently while practicing assessment and psychotherapy with a population that tends to be diverse and more complex.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

• Provides comprehensive psychological assessment services, utilizing standardized and evidenced based interview and assessment procedures.
• Within a bio/psycho/social treatment model and working as part of a multidisciplinary team, incorporates psychological assessment results with the broader treatment plan.
• Provides evidenced based (including behavioural and cognitive-behavioural) individual short-term therapy/counseling interventions.
• Participates in client/patient conferences and team meetings as required and communicates pertinent information to all disciplines involved.
• Supports an interdisciplinary approach to client/patient care and ensures coordination of services/programs with community agencies, other health care providers and special interest groups, by participating in interdisciplinary and interagency meetings for the purpose of collaboration around client/patient management, program planning, and discharge planning.
• Provides consultation to the treatment team, clients/patients, family and/or community personnel, regarding management and/or treatment of mental, behavioural, adjustment and psychosocial disorders.
• Evaluates effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment and resources by methods such as assessing client/patient functioning, identifying opportunities for change, and formulating recommendations for quality improvement to ensure optimal outcomes are met.
• Maintains and orders psychological assessment materials, and assesses ongoing psychological testing material requirements.
• Supports evidence based clinical practice by monitoring, evaluating, and contributing to the development of recommendations for change, within the context of ongoing program planning, consultation, and evaluation.

Shift times are from 08:30 to 16:30 hours.

About this location/unit

Hillside Centre is a 44 bed facility located on the Royal Inland Hospital campus. Services are provided to both adults and elderly individuals with acute illness and/or severely dysfunctional behaviours who cannot be cared for in the psychiatric system in their own area. The focus is on diagnosis and stabilization with rehabilitation strategies to promote stabilization and reintegration into the community to return home.

This site offers three programs: Neuropsychiatry, Adult Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry and the focus is on diagnosis and stabilization.

How will you create an impact?

Joining our IH team will allow you to challenge yourself professionally while enjoying all the personal pursuits available to you within this fantastic community.

Reasons to Apply at Interior Health... What we can do for you

We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills and a work environment that supports and promotes psychological health & safety for all. We offer the opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.

Come and join a Tertiary Mental Health Service that is valued among colleagues. Contribute to a strong multi-disciplinary team and utilize the exceptional resources available…Apply today!

Qualifications

Education, Training and Experience:

Ph.D. in Psychology or equivalent from a university or school recognized by the College of Psychologists’ of British Columbia, with an approved pre-doctoral internship in clinical psychology.

Current registration with the College of Psychologists’ of British Columbia (or eligible for registration).

Five years recent related experience in clinical psychology in the assigned clinical practice area(s).

**“Please note Interior Health welcomes applications from new graduates who have less than five years of work experience. Successful applicants will be provided with any post-doctoral supervision needed to achieve registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia. The number of hours per week (Full Time Equivalency) can be negotiated for many of our posted psychology positions. If you are at all interested in one of these positions, we invite you to contact External Recruitment (external.recruitment@interiorhealth.ca) and discuss opportunities with one of our Psychology Practice Leads.”

Comments

Effective April 1, 2023, the pay scale for this position is $51.27 to $64.04

This posting is covered by the Provincial Health Officer’s mandatory COVID-19 vaccination orders and selected applicant(s) must comply.

Interior Health now offers assistance from an Aboriginal Employment Advisor. If you self-identify as Aboriginal (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) and if you would like assistance with internal career exploration, send your question via email to AboriginalEmployment@interiorhealth.ca to be redirected to the Employment Advisor. We invite applicants to self-identify as First nations, Métis, or Inuit within cover letters and/or resumes.

Competition #:

01527943

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

PEA

Facility:

HILLSIDE CTR- ADULT PSYCH

Location:

Kamloops

Department:

HLS PSYCHOLOGY

Reports To:

PRACTICE LEADER

Hourly Wage:

$45.36 - $56.58

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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