Clinical Psychologist | Assertive Community Treatment (ACT)

Position Summary

We have an exciting permanent, full-time opportunity for a Clinical Psychologist to consult to the Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams within Interior Health. This position is based out of the Community Health and Services Centre in beautiful and sunny Kelowna, B.C.

Who are we looking for?

A Clinical Psychologist with experience providing an array of services to a population with diverse and complex mental health presentations. This individual should be able to work well independently and within a multidisciplinary team.

What will you work on?

The Clinical Psychologist is responsible for providing psychological services, including assessment, individual and group therapy, and consultation for conceptualization, treatment planning, and behaviour management to the ACT teams and their clients. In addition to direct service provision, the Clinical Psychologist contributes to ongoing quality improvement, program development, evaluation, and research. The position supports a multidisciplinary and collaborative approach to service delivery within the continuum of Allied Health services.

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 vibrant 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 as well as the opportunity for you to maintain a work-life balance and the quality of life you desire.

Qualifications

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 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 #:

01842101

Employee Type:

PERMANENT FULL TIME

Bargaining Unit:

PEA

Facility:

KELOWNA CHSC

Location:

Kelowna

Department:

KEC MH PSYCHOLOGY ASSERT TX

Reports To:

MANAGER

Hourly Wage:

$48.03 - $59.99

Close Date:

OPEN UNTIL FILLED

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