We have an exciting permanent full time opportunity for an experienced Clinical Psychologist to join the Interior Health team. This position is based out of the Community Health and Services Centre in beautiful and sunny Kelowna, B.C.
Who are we looking for?
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.
What will you work on?
The Psychologist is in charge of psychological services for the Early Psychosis Intervention Program and is responsible for the provision of a full range of psychology services within a multidisciplinary team that provides mental health services to the community. Provides expertise including assessment, diagnosis, intervention and evaluation in conjunction with team members and existing community care networks. In addition to direct service provision, the Clinical Psychologist contributes to ongoing quality improvement, program development, evaluation, and research. This is a regional position, based out of Kelowna, supporting surrounding communities in a Hub and Spoke model and the position may require work at more than one site within an assigned geographic location.
Some 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.
• Performs other related duties as assigned
Shift types for this position are days and shift times are from 08;00 to 16:00 hours.
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 an exceptional employer-paid benefits package, recognition of previous experience in determining starting salary, and generous vacation entitlement after your first year of employment.
We offer a work environment conducive to growth and development of strong clinical skills. The opportunity to have a balanced lifestyle that allows you to maintain the quality of life you desire.
Education, Training and Experience:
• Ph.D. in Psychology 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.
Full-time applicants preferred by applicants interested in part-time employment will be considered.
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.