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Psychologist

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Full Time
6 days ago
Position Summary
** Financial Support for Moving Expenses is available for this position **

Are you someone who has a real passion for helping others? Are you a registered Psychologist looking to highlight your knowledge, skills, and abilities in a new and dynamic environment? We currently have an exciting opportunity for you to bring your excellent work ethic to our Specialized Services department.

Within the context of a client and family-centered recovery model and in accordance with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia established standards of professional practice and the vision and values of the organization, position is in charge of psychological services provided to a section of the facility/program for the designated scope of practice area. Working independently and as a member of an interdisciplinary team, completes psychological assessments, informing and supporting psychological treatment and evidence-based therapy, evaluates the effectiveness and appropriateness of treatment and facilitates education of clients. Maintains client records including the documentation of client diagnosis and most effective form of treatment and prepares progress notes and psychological reports. Liaises with external agencies and establishes and maintains effective working relationships with stakeholders. Attends clinical/case conferences. Provides formal and information consultations, participates in quality improvement and risk management activities, provides clinical teaching and supervision to Psychology Residents and students and conducts and participates in research.

Shift Rotation/Hours of work: Monday to Friday, Days - 08:00 to 16:00

New Wage: As of April 1, 2023, the new wage is: $51.27 - $64.04/hour

University Hospital of Northern BC (UHNBC) is the largest acute care facility (268 beds) in Northern Health and is the hub for specialized health services. It is a full service hospital and home to a new cancer centre for Northern BC, including a wide range of cancer treatments. Provides undergraduate physician training through the Northern Medical Program, run by the University of British Columbia and University of Northern British Columbia. UHNBC is also a key clinical education site for nursing and many health sciences students at UNBC, the College of New Caledonia, BCIT and other institutions.

Prince George has a population of 89,490 (2021) local residents and is a service centre for approximately 320,000. Prince George has all of the amenities of a larger city mixed with the charm and friendliness of a smaller town. Check out Prince George for more information on what this community has to offer.

What Northern Health has to offer you!
• Comprehensive benefit packages including MSP, extended health/dental and a municipal pension plan for part-time and full-time employees. Casuals have the option of paying for benefits.
• Four weeks vacation with one year of continuous service
• Financial support for moving expenses is available for eligible positions
• Employee referral program
• Employer-paid training and leadership development opportunities
• Spectacular outdoor activities and the shortest commutes in BC
• "Loan Forgiveness Programs" are offered through the Federal and BC Government for eligible professions.

New grads will be considered for this role as a development opportunity. Additional supports and mentorship will be discussed during the interview process.

Qualfications
• Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from a recognized university.
• Two (2) years recent related experience in therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation services in the designated scope of practice areas of mental health and addiction services such as experience working with individuals with mental health issues, substance misuse, anxiety and mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder preferred.
• Current registration with the College of Psychologists of British Columbia or registration with the College within one year employment.

Skills and Abilities:
• Knowledge of the principles of recovery in mental illness.
• Knowledge of psychological assessment, including semi-structured diagnostic assessment.
• Knowledge of therapeutic, diagnostic and consultation techniques.
• Knowledge of treatment, assessment and management of anxiety disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder and psychological trauma.
• Knowledge of Psychosocial Rehabilitation methodology.
• Knowledge of psychopharmacology (indications and side-effects) and substance abuse and addictions issues and treatment.
• Knowledge of adult education principles, methods and tools.
• Knowledge of other health care disciplines and their role in client care.
• Knowledge of evidenced-based psychological practice.
• Demonstrated ability to function as a team member, leader and facilitator.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with clients, families, team members, other groups and community agency personnel.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and in collaboration with others.
• Demonstrated ability to provide effective consultation.
• Demonstrated ability to tech and supervise.
• Demonstrated ability to adjust to new or unexpected events, problem solve and to deal effectively with conflict situations.
• Demonstrated ability to establish workload priorities in collaboration with others.
• Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
• Basic computer literacy to operate a computerized client care information system and word processing, spreadsheet, internet and e-mail software.

Who we are
Northern Health covers an area of nearly 600,000 square kilometers and offers health services in over two dozen communities and 55 First Nation's communities. We deliver hospital and community-based health care for a population of 300,000.
Employing more than 7,000 staff throughout the region, Northern Health provides exceptional health services for Northerners, through the efforts of dedicated staff and physicians, in partnership with communities and organizations in Northern BC.
There is a wide variety of career opportunities available in our two dozen hospitals, 25 long-term care facilities, public health units and many other offices providing specialized services.
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